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Hill signs multi-year MSR extension

MATT Stone Racing has locked in the first half of its future driver line-up, securing the services of Cameron Hill through until the end of 2025.

Erebus Motorsport’s move last month to sign Jack Le Brocq left MSR as unexpectedly key players in the Supercars silly season, and while a replacement is yet to be announced for the #34, there is now clarity on the status of its #35 Camaro driver.

Team owner Matt Stone has repeatedly expressed satisfaction with how Hill’s rookie season is going; the result is the Canberran will become the first driver to race full-time in the main game for MSR in three successive seasons.

“It’s good to have Cam locked in for the next few seasons,” said Stone.

“We have been impressed by his progress over this year and he has proven himself as a valuable asset to our team, and really become part of the family here.

“We have seen him grow and develop as a driver, and we have no doubt that he has what it takes to race at the front of the Supercars field.

“This long-term commitment between MSR and Cam strengthens our combined vision for success and as a team we’ll continue to provide him with the resources and support necessary to continue on this upward trajectory together.”

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Hill’s #35 Truck Assist Camaro. Pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Hill is 23rd in the championship but has shown good signs ever since breaking through in Race 3 of the Perth SuperSprint.

The 26-year-old has chalked up four top 10 qualifying results, and now enters the upcoming enduros with peace of mind.

“To have a multi-year contract locked in is awesome,” said Hill.

“It’s really good for the mindset to know what the future holds.

“For a long time in my junior career you’re never more than 12 months ahead in your planning as it’s like ‘we’re doing this now, but who knows what we’re going to do next year’.

“To have this locked in is great because you’re just starting to settle in and chip away at improving over time. It is the premier category of Australian motorsport, it’s certainly competitive and it will be good to have some runway in front of me to continue to climb up.

“It’s been a really awesome year working with the guys at Matt Stone Racing. I’m grateful to the team for putting its trust in me for the next few seasons and I want to reward that investment by lifting us both as high as we’ve ever been.

Cameron Hill. Pic: Supplied

“I know my goals and what I want to achieve, Matt also has big targets as well.

“We’ve gelled well and together we see all these goals and targets as achievable. It’s cool to have a group of people surrounding you that believe in and want to back you, so I want to repay all that.

“To get this confirmed prior to the biggest races of the season is awesome.

“There is already a lot of pressure that comes with the endurance races, so to not have that added external pressure of not knowing where you’re going to be next year is a really good thing.

“I can just focus on improving, but not rushing because this is still my first endurance season as a main driver and the most important thing is we just learn as much as we can while keeping the momentum pointing the right way.”

Hill will have Super2 race winner Jaylyn Robotham as his co-driver for the Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000.

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