WIX Filters UK, (European Filtration Limited) are delighted to officially announce the news that Rob Austin will be competing in the 2013 British Touring Car Championship as WIX Racing. Rob Austin has competed in the BTCC in his Audi A4 for two years, and after WIX became involved with the team for the last round of the 2012 series, now has the full backing of WIX Filters for the whole 2013 series. The official creation of WIX Racing in the UK represents significant milestone for both WIX Filters UK and Rob Austin Racing who are both very excited at the prospect the new partnership represents.

WIX have teamed up with BTCC star Rob Austin for the 2013 series and look forward to a fantastic years racing. These are exciting times for everyone involved with WIX in the UK and everyone looks forward to success both on and off the track.

The association between the WIX brand and motorsport is one that dates back some 40 years and originates in the USA. WIX who have successfully competed in NASCAR, the Indy 500 series, and support many race teams in the USA, have now taken the decision to become with involved with motorsport in the UK as a headline sponsor of Rob Austin’s Next Generation Touring Car, Audi A4.

This association with WIX in motorsport underlines the pedigree of the WIX brand and serves to highlight WIX as a global leader in automotive filtration.

Being involved in motorsport enables WIX to focus on the development of new technologies and also on the continuous development of existing products as hundredths of a second count to stay ahead of the competition. Regular tests carried out on the racing track are an important part of the product development plan. Long-term experience gained on the track enables WIX to offer filters that prove reliable in the most difficult conditions.

About the BTCC

The 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is a multi-event motor racing championship for production based touring car racing cars held across England and Scotland. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded amateur drivers competing in highly modified versions of family cars which are sold to the general public and conform to the technical regulations for the championship. It is one of the most popular domestic motor racing series in the United Kingdom, with an extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece. It will be the 56th British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season.