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Rob Austin and Will Bratt to race Audis full-time in BTCC in 2013

Rob Austin Audi BTCC BRands Hatch 2012

British Touring Car team boss Rob Austin is targeting race wins after confirming a two-car assault on the series in 2013.

Austin will again run rear-wheel-drive Audi A4s, with one-off 2012 backer Wix Filters becoming title sponsor.

Former single-seater racer Will Bratt has been confirmed in the second seat and Field Motorsport, which looked after the team's Lehmann-built engines in the latter half of 2012, will build new engines for the NGTC machines.

"For me this is huge," Austin told AUTOSPORT. "It doesn't mean we've got a massive budget, but we have the money for the full season.

"We can now afford to do the modifications and upgrades we had in the pipeline last year, and do some testing. I've always maintained the potential is there.

"I'm aiming to win. I don't want to hype it up too much, but I don't think our pace was bad last year, we just needed consistency. I feel really good about it."

Bratt also believes he can put a troubled start to his BTCC career behind him with the upgraded car.

"We can go testing and there are things I want to try," he said. "I know I'll be quicker."

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