Saturday, April 20, 2013

BTCC: Mixed qualifying for Rob Austin Audi A4s at Donington Park

By Tarek Ramchani

Donington Park is hosting the second round of the British Touring Car Championship this weekend. Rob Austin Racing is again fielding two Audi A4 NGTC cars with some mixed results in the qualifying session.

Team owner and driver, Rob Austin, who had a very nasty crash at Brands Hatch, finished in eighteenth place with a fully repaired #13 Audi. His team mate Will Bratt, with the sister #14 A4 was seventeenth. Looking at the lap times both Audi A4 cars were not that bad. However the very demanding field and the close times pushed the RAR drivers down to P17 and P18.

Pole position went to Honda's driver and 2012 BTCC champion, Gordon Shedden, ahead of Frank Wrathall's Toyota and Andrew Jorand's Honda. The qualifying results are here.

The three races are set for tomorrow, we hope that both Audi drivers will be able to improve on track.

Photo credit: Phil Laughton Photography