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Canberra driver Cameron Hill has unfinished business in Toyota 86 Racing Series Return

Canberra driver Cameron Hill has declared he has unfinished business in his return to the Toyota 86 Series.

The 20-year-old finished third overall last year with five race wins and tasted round success on two occasions.

The series is a stepping stone for Hill as he eyes a spot in the V8 Supercars second-tier Dunlop Series or the Porsche Carrera Cup.

"Last year was undoubtedly a strong season for us, we started really well," Hill said.

"To come into a brand-new category with so many cars and so many talented drivers and win the first five races in a row was very satisfying.

"A couple of mid-season incidents cost us our chance to contend for the title, and the objective is to make up for that this season."


Hill finished fifth when the series descended on Mount Panorama on the weekend of Bathurst 1000 last year, and the allure of competing on that stage again was too much to resist.

The series is a test of skill rather than the ability of the car, with all competitors driving identical Toyota 86 cars - meaning the cars are pretty much standard engine performance wise.

"When we looked at our racing plans for 2017, the Toyota 86 Series again presented a very attractive option," Hill said.

"It is an extremely professionally-run category which has very good exposure thanks to its place on the Supercar support program, and it's very good value for money.

"Because the cars are identical, the results are determined purely on driver ability so it's the ideal place for aspiring professional racing drivers to show what they can do."