Australian driver Kurt Hill has taken the decision not to race in the remainder of this year’s Asian Formula Renault Championship in order to focus fully on pursuing several exciting opportunities for 2019 and beyond.
The talented, hard-charging 21-year-old began the AFR season in impressive style, with podiums and strong results putting him into early title contention. Sadly though, despite his best efforts on track, unforeseen technical and mechanical problems curtailed his challenge. As a result, Hill now believes it would be more beneficial for him to focus his time and resources on securing the best progress for his growing career.
“I’ve really enjoyed racing in the AFR series, and I’ve learned a lot from the experience too, helping me to become a better all-round driver. It’s unfortunate that things haven’t worked in our favour, but my strong performances have been noticed by the right people, opening some very interesting and exciting doors for the future. It makes sense for us to focus on building those opportunities now, making sure we make the right next step towards my ultimate goals,” explained the young Sydney born racer.
Former speed skater Hill is now busy exploring multiple career advancing options for next season, currently in America learning more about a prestigious driver development scheme.
“I’m really excited about the opportunities ahead, and know that we will make the right choices, not just for where I am now but where I want to reach in my career. I have always been focused on making it to the very top of my chosen sport. We’ve sadly been reminded recently of just how dangerous our sport can be, of course. But it’s also extremely rewarding, and that’s what makes us racing drivers, because for us that far outweighs any potential dangers.”
Stay posted for more news about the next chapter in Kurt Hill’s journey and also for a very revealing and personal account of his path so far, from speed skating to motorsport.
For more information about Kurt Hill, please visit: www.kurthill.com.au