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A new season, a new era


Firstly, It’s a great pleasure to be asked back again writing an exclusive BTCC driver blog for Teams Championship sponsor HiQ – they are a great company and are really up for keeping the fans happy which is something that is always important to everyone at Rob Austin Racing.

It’s hard to believe that in just SEVEN WEEKS I will be (attempting) to park my truck at Brands Hatch ahead of the first race weekend of the new BTCC season (4-5 April)!…

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Autosport International Round Up of BTCC News

Autosport International Round Up of BTCC News

What a fantastic weekend at the Autosport International show. There were a huge display of cars as well as stalls for all your motoring needs. Stars travelled from all over the globe to attend the show from Formula 1, World Rally Championship, British Touring Car Championship and many more racing events. The live action arena put the pedal to the metal with Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft commentating on a fantastic array of motor racing from Hot Rod Racing, Drifting to Rallycross legend Petter Solberg who entered the arena in a car on…

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Q&A With Rob Austin

Rob Austin, one of the fans favourites across the drivers of the BTCC and an official blogger for HiQ, took time out from the track for a question and answers session with Dunlop ahead of the Snetterton round.

Rob is known for his strong character and thanks to the modern accessibility of Twitter, fans took this opportunity to pick his brain with delight. Question’s ranging from favourite tracks to a job application reflects the strong passion of BTCC fans and their interest in Rob. Here are some of HiQ’s top picks from the Q&A session:

Question: Who is the best driver to…

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Austin makes debut as HiQ Blogger

Fans favourite Rob Austin, known for his loyal following, aviator sun glasses and competitive nature will write for the HiQ BTCC Blog on the Monday after each race weekend. The column, the drivers first, is part of a new offering from the Team Championship sponsor this season.

The Fast Fit network is launching a new look site dedicated to everything touring car celebrating its renewed multi-year sponsorship deal. The site will provide the latest on the paddock, behind the scenes videos and host its ever popular Driver of the Day competition.

Rob Austin’s blog will provide an insight into the championship, the…

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HiQ all set for another exhilarating BTCC season

HiQ, one of the country’s leading Fast Fit networks, is proud to continue as Team Championship sponsor with the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Farrell Dolan, Director of HiQ: “The BTCC is the premier racing championship in Britain and we are proud to be part of it. The exposure we receive through the championship is unrivalled and through our activations we look to continue our rapport with the loyal fans who flock to each round. Our partnership with the BTCC continues to help us achieve our business goals and targets. HiQ is a business made of up great…

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All set for title showdown at Brands Hatch

We are now just two weeks away from crowning the 2013 BTCC Champion and the weekend of racing at Silverstone has set it all up nicely! Andrew Jordan and four former champions; Matt Neal, Gordon Shedden, Colin Turkington and Jason Plato are all still in the hunt for the championship, and it doesn't take a genius to work out what that means - full throttle racing at Brands Hatch!

In the HiQ Teams Championship Honda looked to have wrapped it all up now, heading into the final round with a lead of 102 points. Although, Pirtek are still leading the individual…

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Jordan takes pole position in the championship race

So, another British Touring Car round done and what a tale of two stories for the main title contenders going into the weekend. On the one hand, Andrew Jordan wowed HiQ with his dominant wins both in race one and three taking the championship lead for the first time since Brands Hatch. Matt Neal on the other hand, had a bad day at the office! A spin in race one, retirement in race two and starting at the back of the grid for race three completed the day of disappointment for the veteran.

Although it was not the ideal race weekend…

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Title race takes a tense turn at Knockhill

School maybe out but there is still a lot to learn in terms who will win what in the 2013 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. A crucial race three win for Andrew Jordan saw the Birmingham born driver move within three points of the current championship leader Matt Neal. Jordan now follows Neal by only three points in the championship as he searches for his maiden BTCC title in the final three race weekends of the season. 

Unfortunately with their second driver Jeff Smith missing the Knockhill round, the Pirtek Racing team was unable to sneak past MG KX Momentum…

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