Rob Austin


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.

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 15th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 14th
Race 3 11th
Donington Park Qualifying 15th
Race 1 18th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 8th
Thruxton Qualifying 24th
Race 1 14th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 7th
Oulton Park Qualifying 19th
Race 1 15th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 16th
Croft Qualifying 16th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 12th
Race 3 12th
Snetterton Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 13th
Race 2 9th
Race 3 3rd
Knockhill Qualifying 9th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 12th
Race 3 7th
Rockingham Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 20th
Race 2 14th
Race 3 DNF
Silverstone Qualifying 6th
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 DNF
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 2nd
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 14th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
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 2011

BTCC Races: 166
BTCC Wins: 2
BTCC Podiums: 14
BTCC Poles: 1
BTCC Fastest Laps: 4

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