Austin wins BTCC driv­ers’ chal­lenge

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Handy Motorsport driver Rob Austin took his first vic­tory of the sea­son in the British Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship driv­ers’ time trial in the Live Ac­tion Arena at the Au­tosport In­ter­na­tional Show.

The driv­ers were paired head-to­head in a Ginetta GT Su­per­cup car as part of the hour-long show, which also in­cluded BRISCA F1 cars and ral­ly­cross ma­chines.

Austin, who will race a Toy­ota Aven­sis in the BTCC, set the quick­est time on the very last out­ing on Sun­day night.

“I am cer­tainly count­ing this as a vic­tory – my first of the sea­son,” said Austin. “I am a bit dis­ap­pointed that I didn’t get a tro­phy though. Hope­fully they will come later in the year.”

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