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Biography

The Handy Motorsport squad made the move from the Renault UK Clio Cup to run Simon Belcher – with whom it clinched two Masters’ class titles in 2011 and 2013 – in the BTCC in 2014.

Belcher experienced two solid campaigns before handing over the reins of the Toyota Avensis to crowd favourite Rob Austin, who experienced front-wheel drive for the first time in the series in 2016.

The team endured a difficult start after taking a wrong turn in terms of the set-up of its Avensis, but following a mid-season breakthrough Austin was propelled up the order. Three podiums followed in the second half, including P2 in the Brands Hatch finale. Handy has had a strong pre-season ahead of the 2017 campaign and Austin will be looking to push on, with much potential still to unlock.

Season Results

Rob Austin

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 8th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 DSQ
Race 3 18th
Donington Park Qualifying 1st
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 13th
Thruxton Qualifying 5th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 5th
Oulton Park Qualifying 14th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 7th
Croft Qualifying 19th
Race 1 12th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 4th
Snetterton Qualifying 7th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 15th
Race 3 DNF
Knockhill Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 23rd
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 20th
Rockingham Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 31st
Race 2 26th
Race 3 DNF
Silverstone Qualifying 6th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 5th

Team Stats

Team: Handy Motorsport
Car: Toyota Avensis
Team Members: Rob Austin
Drivers: 1
First Season: 2014

Races: 114
Wins: 0
Podiums: 4

Fastest Laps: 0

First Win:
Constructors Wins:
Championship Wins:

Team Info

Team Principal: Simon Belcher
Phone:  01793 333204
Email: info@handymotorsport.co.uk
Team Address: Handy Motorsport, Hobley Drive, Swindon, SN3 4NS

 

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