Tuesday, October 15, 2013

BTCC: Rotek Racing planning Audi A3 sedan project for BTCC 2014

By Johan Laubscher

News has emerged that Rotek Racing is planning to prepare and run two Audi A3 sedan race cars in the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season.

The news broke on TouringCarTimes this morning, mentioning Rotek Racing’s 2014 BTCC intentions. That article can be seen HERE.

Rotek Racing and Rob Holland have been involved on a number of fronts recently, including in the VLN, where the team has been fielding an Audi TT RS in the SP4T class. They had originally planned to run Ford Focus cars in the 2014 WTCC season, but due to various factors they have now switched to their BTCC plans for 2014.

They will be developing the pair of Audi A3 sedans, working together with Tony Gilham’s team. The cars will be built to the NGTC - Next Generation Touring Car regulations. The Audi A3s will feature front wheel drive configuration. Rob Holland will be behind the wheel of one of the two cars, with the second driver yet to be announced.

It is very exciting news to hear that more Audi teams are planning to join the BTCC grid next year. Audi fans have been blessed with Rob Austin Racing’s two Audi A4 cars from 2011 onwards, and now Rotek’s addition will boost the field even further. Hopefully both Rotek Racing and Rob Austin Racing will be seen in the BTCC during 2014. 

Photo credit:
Audi Media