Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BTCC: Exocet Racing Audi for Jake Hill at Brands Hatch

Rob Austin Racing Press Release

Here’s a sneak preview of Rob Austin Racing’s sensational new-looking Exocet liveried Audi A4 that rising star Jake Hill (Tunbridge Wells) will race for the team in the BTCC finale at his home circuit of Brands Hatch this coming weekend.

Team principal Rob Austin will line up on the grid in his regular WIX Racing Audi ‘Sherman’ with Hill joining the squad in its second A4 in full flaming Exocet colours (see artist's impression).

Shropshire-based Exocet, among the UK’s premier fuel additive manufacturers, is one of the WIX Racing outfit’s most valued team partners and has been a prime mover behind Hill’s first outing in one of the BTCC’s latest-spec NGTC machines for the championship’s big Finals Day fixture.

Hill’s Audi, race number 9, will be entered under the Exocet Racing banner.

Exocet Managing Director Neil Ryding comments: “We’re very keen to increase brand recognition among the general public and being part of Rob’s set-up and WIX Racing has enabled to us to do that but the opportunity to livery a whole car for the biggest event on the BTCC calendar was too good to miss.

“Our product range and business is growing rapidly and we’ve spent the past few years concentrating on our domestic and agricultural offerings. Now we want to go back to the origins of what we do – a lot of young people, probably the same age as Jake which makes this a great fit, like to take the road cars that they’ve spent time and money on for a spin at track days and what we offer is something that takes their car’s performance to the next level.”

Hill, aged 19, is forging a reputation as one of British motor sport’s most exciting emerging talents. He adds: “This is undoubtedly the biggest break of my career – the chance to drive a race-winning NGTC car in Britain’s premier motor racing championship and at its biggest event of the year. It’s a one-off for now – it’s the finale, after all – so it’s important to grab it with both hands and make the most of it. Exocet as well as Rob and WIX Racing are also putting a lot of faith in me so I want to repay that. I’ve visited the workshop and seen what the atmosphere in the team with Exocet and WIX on board is like – it’s just a great place for a driver to be.”

Rob Austin says: “Exocet is the sort of partner that teams and fans of the BTCC dream of – they are a rapidly emerging company helping a rapidly emerging talent like Jake and it should make for a very exciting combination for people to follow and get behind this weekend. Plus along with WIX, Exocet’s colours also make for one of the sexiest racing car liveries anywhere at the moment. The car looks absolutely stunning and I very much look forward to seeing Exocet and Jake taking some very good results together this weekend.”

Photo credit: Rob Austin Racing