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Posted on Feb 08, 07:19PM | IANS
By Bharat Sharma, Chennai, Feb 8 : Josh Hill has big shoes to fill. After all, he is born into one of Formula 1's most celebrated families.
Josh's father Damon was the 1996 World Champion, who was himself the son of double World Champion Graham. The legacy, though, does not get to Josh as he is aware that only his rich family heritage won't take him places in the money-driven world of motorsports.
Josh has been honing his skills by racing around the globe and hopes his maiden India visit for the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series here proves to be another stepping stone for bigger things ahead.
"I had heard how competitive this series was and I have not raced for a while. So I decided to come here. The track looks good and it should be a fun racing weekend," Josh told IANS after getting the first taste of the Madras Motor Sports Club track at Sriperumbudur here.
It was none other than championship leader and fellow Briton Jordan King who told Josh about the MRF Challenge which is touted as one of the fastest single-make series in Asia.
Josh has also competed alongside upcoming Indian driver Shahaan Engineer in his emerging career. The two raced for UK-based Fortec Motorsports in the 2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup where Hill finished third behind King.