Josh Hill, the son of former World Champion Damon Hill and grandson to the late Graham Hill, is making his international motorsport debut this weekend in New Zealand.
The 20-year-old is carrying a rich tradition – continuing to use the image of the London Rowing Club on his helmet design – in the lineage and will be hoping he can achieve success and step out of the formidable shadow of the Hill surname.
Hill will compete in the Toyota Racing Series for the next two months, which kicks off at the Teretonga circuit this weekend.
After contesting two seasons in the British Formula Ford championship, Hill Jr will move into the British Formula Renault championship in 2011, and is using the time in the TRS as a way of gaining more practice.
“The competition out here is brilliant. The cars racing here are very similar to what I’m racing at home,” the younger Hill said. “Racing just helps to keep the sharpness, instead of endless testing miles.”
The series is attracting several international drivers to compete, and Hill is under no illusions of the challenge lying ahead of him.
“’I’ll hopefully get some good results and get a good place in the final standings,” he said.