Cameron Hill says he has been greatly humbled by his nomination for the 2019 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia Morris Finance Sportsperson of the Year Award.
The Canberra racer’s recommendation for the accolade comes off the back of last week’s news of his team’s selection for the Meguiar’s Best-Presented Award.
“I’m very fortunate to be racing in one of Australia’s top-level motorsport categories, and to be nominated for this award is very gratifying for my family and crew members, who have made a lot of sacrifices and continue to work tirelessly so I can pursue a career doing something I love,” Hill said.
“It’s no secret that we’re only a small team, and it’s been a tough journey get to a point where we’re able to compete for race wins and podiums; for our efforts to be recognised by the category management is most humbling.”
While Hill maintains his determination to forge his own successful motorsport career, he says one of the most satisfying aspects of the last couple of seasons has been his role in mentoring other young drivers through his team’s Formula Ford program.
“My progress in Carrera Cup over the last two seasons has been satisfying, but coaching Tom Sargent and Lachlan Mineeff in Formula Ford has been very rewarding for me on a personal level,” he said.
“I feel like it’s my way of giving back to the motorsport community, helping young drivers get the best out of themselves. It’s been very exciting to watch Tom and Lachlan develop into race winners in such a competitive national category.”
The winner of the Morris Finance Sportsperson of the Year Award will be announced at the Porsche Carrera Cup Awards Dinner on the Gold Coast in October, with the winner receiving a business class trip to Germany to attend the 2019 Porsche Motorsport Day of Champions and Night of Champions at Weissach, Germany.