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Triple Eight Race Engineering is pleased to welcome Cameron Hill to its stables, joining the team’s successful Super2 program in one of two entries for the 2022 Dunlop Super2 Series season.
Cameron joins Triple Eight after winning the 2015 Formula Ford Championship, and currently leads the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup series after three rounds and six race wins. Over his professional racing career, Cameron has also raced in the Toyota 86 Racing Series and has an extensive and successful karting background.
“Driving for Triple Eight in Super2 is the start of an exciting new chapter in my career. I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved as a small family team in Formula Ford, Toyota 86 Series and Carrera Cup, and the opportunity to drive for the country’s most professional and successful team is the culmination of all our efforts in those categories,” he said.
“This is something I’ve dreamed about since I was 10 years old. As a kid, I can remember sitting in front of the TV and watching Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup winning Bathurst three years in a row. When Jamie rang me and welcomed me to the team, it was a surreal moment.
“I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in Carrera Cup, but to fulfil my career goals it became apparent that my focus needed to turn towards Supercars, because it’s the pinnacle of professional motorsport competition here in Australia; when you look at drivers who have recently progressed to the main game, all of them have completed at least one Super2 season.
“I’m going to have to learn the intricacies of racing a Supercar but driving for Triple Eight will provide me with the best-possible environment to make a smooth transition from the Porsche.
“My expectations for the 2022 are realistic but they are also high. I will have a great car and a great team, so there’s no reason I can’t be challenging for race wins.”
Triple Eight’s future Managing Director, Jamie Whincup, highlighted the success of Triple Eight’s Super2 program and commended Cameron for his racing achievements.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Cam into the Triple Eight family for the 2022 Super2 season. Our emphasis will be on surrounding him with the right people, so he feels comfortable to show his talent in a super competitive series. Cam has an extensive racing CV, so we know he’s capable of giving it a red-hot crack,” he said.
“Our Super2 program is not only a gateway for aspiring Supercars drivers to get a sniff of the main game, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills of aspiring main game mechanics and race engineers.
“Our new 2022 Supercars driver, Broc Feeney, came through Triple Eight’s Super2 program, as well as his race engineer, Martin Short, which is a testament to the success of the program.”
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