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Hill sensing enduro boilover

CAMERON Hill is predicting an upset result in the first ever Gen3 Supercars enduros and hopes he can be the beneficiary.

While Matt Stone Racing has generally looked to distance itself from the underdog tag in recent years, it’s one which the #35 Truck Assist Camaro primary driver is embracing.

Despite qualifying inside the top 10 on four occasions this season, Hill is currently 23rd in the championship.

He’ll have young gun and Super2 race winner Jaylyn Robotham as his co-driver for this weekend’s Sandown 500 and next month’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

“The enduros are always the events where the little guys pluck away all day and end up somewhere near the front,” said Hill, who last week inked a new two-year deal with MSR.

“We are the underdogs, which is a tag I don’t mind having. We can just focus on our own race and try not to get caught up in anyone else’s mess. That will be the biggest thing.

Cameron Hill. Pic: Supplied

“It will be the first Supercars race of the year for the co-drivers, Sandown has been a pretty gnarly place in the past that throws up a few surprises.

“If we can just stay out of trouble and run our own race, that is sometimes enough to put you in a good position.”

While the Melbourne forecast at this stage looks relatively clear for the coming week, Hill is not convinced.

“If there was anywhere this year where we will need to bust the wets out, we’d have all circled Sandown as the most likely at the start of the season,” said the Canberran.

“It can throw up surprises with the weather, it can be raining when the radar says it’s clear and do the opposite.

“That’ll be something the team as well as us as drivers will have to keep on top of.”

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