Audi(photo by marc Waller)Rob Austin Racing yesterday confirmed at the Autosport International Show, that they will be competing again in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2013.

Announcing title-sponsor Wix Filters – who came on board for the final round of 2012 – RAR have confirmed two full time drivers for this year’s season. Team Principal Rob Austin and returnee Will Bratt will both take the reins of the two Audi A4s under the www.wixracing.co.uk banner.

“The partnership with WIX is fantastic for us and will provide us with the stability we need to be able to concentrate on winning races.” said Austin. “It also allows us to take big steps forward in the development of the car. I have always maintained the potential is there to win races – this year we will show it.”

Will Bratt, who made his tin top debut in 2012 at Oulton Park, will face his first full season in the BTCC. “I can’t wait to get started, I really enjoyed the racing last year and the prospect of a full season is tremendous. The development of the car will allow us to compete at the sharp end.”

Having made an impression last year, Rob too is looking forward to the prospect of having Bratt on-board; “Having Will back for a full season is fantastic news. He is a great driver and is going to surprise a lot of people this season.”

Sales & Marketing Director for Wix Filters also commented on the companies partnership with RAR for the up-coming season; “We dipped our toe in the water with RAR at the final BTCC round last season and the response we had from it was just amazing! After hearing feedback from our customers, and in particular our race-weekend guests, the decision to team up with RAR and Rob was an easy one.”

You can see the 2013 Wix liveried Audi A4 at the Birmingham NEC this weekend as the annual Autosport International Show continues.    By Nikki Thompson 

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