Sunday, March 31, 2013

BTCC: Extreme bad luck for Rob Austin Audi in race 2 at Brands Hatch

By Tarek Ramchani

After a fantastic BTCC race 1 at Brands Hatch earlier today, Rob Austin Racing faced a very hard second race.

Both WIX Racing supported Audi A4 NGTC faced troubles. First it was Will Bratt with the #14 Audi A4, which was unable to start as the car stayed in pitlane facing a driveshaft failure.

Next it was the turn of team owner Rob Austin with the #13 Audi A4. As in race 1 a great start from Rob Austin promoted him into second place behind the leader Jason Plato. Right after Rob Austin fought hard with Andrew Jordan's Honda and lost his second place. A few laps ahead contact with Frank Wrathall's Toyota Avensis sent him off track. The car was damaged and it was the end of the race for the yellow and black Audi A4.

Same as in race 1 victory went to Jason Plato with the factory MG6 GT ahead of the customer Honda Civic of Andrew Jordan and Gordon Shedden in third with the factory Honda Civic. Race 3 is next, we hope both Audis will be on track.

Race 2 results are here

Photo credit: Phil Laughton Photography