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 team and himself by focusing on his thoughts and feelings after each round as a Driver and a Team Principle. There will also be a chance to discuss the lighter side of life in the paddock.

Rob Austin said: “I was really excited when HiQ approached me to blog for their fans. It’s something I’ve never done before, but snapped up the opportunity. This season is set to be a really exciting one for the team, the performance we have seen in the car since we started testing in early January has surpassed our expectations. We’re really buzzing for what lies ahead this year and the blog on HiQ Online is a chance to share the emotions and graft that a team goes through every race weekend.”

On securing Rob Austin as a blogger for the 2014 season, Geraldine McGovern, Retail Marketing Manager said: “We are delighted to have Rob onboard and blogging for the site on what is set to be a fantastic season. Through Rob’s blog, we will be able to capture firsthand the thrills and spills that a race weekend can deliver for a team. Fans won’t have too long to wait either with Rob’s season preview coming up in the next few days.”