Rob Austin Racing Announces BTCC Engine Plans

British Touring Car Championship outfit Rob Austin Racing has confirmed that it will use the VW/Audi Group 2.0 Litre TFSI in its Audi A4 cars in the 2011 BTCC season.

Stockport based Ric Wood Motorsport will prepare the engines for the cars, which are being built by GPR Motorsport. They are set to be ready before the BTCC Media Day at Silverstone, at which the team's driver line up will be revealed.

Rob Austin said commented: “We are delighted to be working with Ric Wood on this project. We have been associated with Ric form some time now and are very confident that he will provide us with highly competitive engines along with great service.

“We have considered a number of options including the TOCA engine but Felt that the Audi A4 should have a VW/Audi group engine and that it should be prepared by someone that we know and trust. We can't wait for the season to get underway so that we can prove that the decision to go with the Rear Wheel Drive A4 was the right choice”

Rob Austin Racing are planning to race two Audi A4

Ric Wood added: “I am delighted and excited to get the opportunity to show our skills in the BTCC. I feel certain that the Audi A4 with Ric Wood power is going to be the perfect car to demonstrate the effectiveness of the NGTC regulations.”