Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BTCC: Rob Austin Audi A4 repaired and ready for Donington Park

By Tarek Ramchani

Rob Austin, the RAR team owner/driver, had a very mixed British Touring Cars season opener at Brands Hatch. His Audi A4 NGTC showed very strong performances, highlighted by a third place finish in race 1. Later in the third and final race of the day he had a very nasty crash, luckily he was OK, but the car was heavily damaged as shown in the pictures below.

There were some fears that the car would not be ready for the next event in such a short time. Now some very good news has emerged. The car is fully repaired and ready to race at BTCC round two, at Donington Park this coming weekend.

Rob Austin is delighted: "It’s been emotional. There’ve been a few tears along the way, during the rebuild of the car when a few setbacks left everyone wondering if we’d make it and then at the end when we knew it was going to happen. It has been amazing to see it unfold and to be a part of it, what my boys have achieved.” (quotes sourced form the

The team will again field two Audi A4 cars, the second one will be in the hands of youngster Will Bratt.

Photo credit: Phil Laughton Photography