Rob Austin has rapidly become one of the most popular drivers in the BTCC. His career began in single-seaters, as the Evesham-based ace enjoyed great success in the Formula Renault and British F3 championships in the late 1990s.
Austin switched to the BTCC in 2011 with his family-run Rob Austin Racing outfit. His NGTC Audi A4 immediately made an impact, and he scored a podium in his first season at Rockingham. Two years later, the same circuit served as the scene for an emotional breakthrough BTCC victory for Rob and his Audi – affectionately dubbed ‘Sherman’ by his ever-growing army of fans.
2014 saw Austin increase his winning tally with another triumph – again at his favourite hunting ground of Rockingham. The rostrum eluded Rob in 2015, despite notching up 12 top ten finishes. For 2016, he switches to front-wheel drive for the first time in the BTCC as he leads the attack for Handy Motorsport in a Toyota Avensis.
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Date of Birth: 1 February 1981
Place of Birth: Evesham, Worcestershire
Lives: Evesham, Worcestershire
Team: Handy Motorsport
Car: Toyota Avensis
BTCC Debut: Donington Park, 17 April 2011BTCC Races: 166