Luke Hines (born 4 May 1982 in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire) is a British auto racing driver. He is the son of former karting champion and Zip Kart founder/owner Martin Hines.[1]

Career

Hines driving for Vauxhall at Donington Park during the 2004 British Touring Car Championship season.

After a small amount of open wheel racing in Formula Ford, Hines entered the Production Class of the BTCC in 2003, with the Barwell Motorsport team. He was the class champion in a field of five full-time drivers. He did enough to be noticed by Vauxhall, who signed him for a 2004 assault on the Touring Class, when he won 2 races and finished 10th overall. In 2005 he switched to the SEAT team, moving up a place to 9th with 1 race win. For 2006 he moved to the British GT Championship driving a Panoz Esperante for the LNT team. He immediately established himself as one of the front runners along with his team mate Tom Kimber-Smith and led the championship after a pair of wins at Mondello Park. Hines and Kimber-Smith ended the year second in the standings, missing out on the title by just two points. Hines returned to British GT in 2008, partnering Jeremy Metcalfe in a Ferrari F430 GT3 and finishing runner-up a second time. He raced partial seasons in 2012, 2013 and for a final year in 2014, in which he earned a podium at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

Hines has established kart racing team AllStars Racing, announcing in April 2018 that he would be working with 10-year-old Deaf racer Caleb McDuff[2] in preparation for McDuff's campaign in the 2018 Super 1 National Kart Championships.

Racing record

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race, 2003 in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races, 2003 in class) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point awarded all races)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts Class
2003 Barwell Motorsport Honda Civic Type-R P MON
1

Ret
MON
2

DNS
BRH
1

15
BRH
2

12
THR
1

13
THR
2

13
SIL
1

11
SIL
2

11
ROC
1

18
ROC
2

11
CRO
1

16
CRO
2

13
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

14
BRH
1

18
BRH
2

18
DON
1

14
DON
2

17
OUL
1

17
OUL
2

14
243 1st
2004 VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Coupé THR
1

Ret
THR
2

7
THR
3

5
BRH
1

9
BRH
2

1*
BRH
3

10
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

14
SIL
3

11
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

9
OUL
3

11
MON
1

6
MON
2

3
MON
3

2
CRO
1

8
CRO
2

14
CRO
3

8
KNO
1

15
KNO
2

5
KNO
3

6
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

10
BRH
3

7
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

1*
SNE
3

8
DON
1

6
DON
2

10
DON
3

Ret
10th 115
2005 SEAT Sport UK SEAT Toledo Cupra DON
1

7
DON
2

8
DON
3

9
THR
1

8
THR
2

8
THR
3

8*
BRH
1

5
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

Ret
OUL
1

7
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

5
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

9
CRO
3

6
MON
1

12
MON
2

5
MON
3

Ret
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

8
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

7
KNO
2

5
KNO
3

Ret
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

1*
SIL
3

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

Ret
9th 87
2014 United Autosports Toyota Avensis BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

DON
1

DON
2

DON
3

THR
1

THR
2

THR
3

OUL
1

OUL
2

OUL
3

CRO
1

CRO
2

CRO
3

SNE
1

SNE
2

SNE
3

KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

ROC
1

ROC
2

ROC
3

SIL
1

20
SIL
2

20
SIL
3

Ret
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

17
30th 0

* Season still in progress.

References