Austin BTCC team's future secured with new backer

Rob Austin's British Touring Car future has been secured after signing a new title sponsor

Austin BTCC team's future secured with new backer

The Rockingham race winner lost main 2013 sponsor WIX filters shortly before Christmas but has now signed a two-year deal with fuel additive company Fast Exocet.

After sponsoring Jake Hill's car at the Brands Hatch finale, Exocet will step up its support for 2014. Full branding will be on one of the team's Audi A4 and appear on the second entry.

Austin, who has also attracted further support from other companies, said: "Fast Exocet's input is going to play a vital role in our results in 2014 as we seek to challenge for podiums and race wins together at every BTCC event.

"It's fair to say that the commitment shown by these companies puts us not only on the BTCC grid but also enables us to prepare better than ever before for an upcoming season."

Austin is also offering shares in his squad to the public.

Fans will be able to own a small part of the team - and get a tax rebate - and get a photo or message on the roof of one of the team's Audis.

2014 BTCC line-up so far: Team Car Drivers Eurotech Honda Civic Andrew Jordan/Martin Depper Honda (Team Dynamics) Honda Civic Toure Gordon Shedden/Matt Neal MG (Triple Eight) MG6 Jason Plato/Sam Tordoff/Marc Hynes Ciceley Racing Mercedes A-class Adam Morgan Motorbase Performance Ford Focus TBA/TBA/TBA AmD Ford Focus Dave Newsham Rob Austin Racing Audi A4 Rob Austin/TBA Welch Motorsport Proton Gen-2 Dan Welch/Ollie Jackson United Autosports Toyota Avensis James Cole/Glynn Geddie Rotek Racing Audi S3 Robb Holland Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis Simon Belcher  Other expected entries WSR (BMW 125i M Sport) Team Hard (Vauxhall Insignia/VW Passat) Speedworks Motorsport (Toyota Avensis) Aiden Moffat Racing (Chevrolet Cruze) 
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