American Racer Set To Tackle BTCC
American road racer Robb Holland, the first American to race full time in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, kicks off his season this weekend at Brands Hatch.
Holland drives the striking Oakley Motorsports-liveried Audi S3 for American Rotek Racing, which operates from bases at the Nurburgring and Silverstone.
Having spent countless man-hours on the build, applying a meticulous attention to detail, the car ran faultlessly during its track debut on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit March 21 to the delight of the hardworking Rotek Racing team.
As a result, Holland is brimming with optimism as he heads ‘down the Hatch’ for the opening round of the highly-anticipated season, which will boast a capacity 32-car grid that features no fewer than seven former champions.
“I’m incredibly excited about launching my first full-time BTCC campaign and I’m anxious to run on track and get the racing underway on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit,” said Holland. “I hope this will be the start of a very long and prosperous relationship with the championship.
“I was always adamant that we shouldn’t cut corners to make any arbitrary deadlines and those high levels of preparation and attention to detail have really paid off. The Rotek Racing Audi S3 ran flawlessly and without issue for the duration of the test day at Silverstone. Nothing prevented us from running, which means reliability is one less thing to worry about at Brands Hatch. This is great when you’re running with a brand new car, in a brand new series and on a new race track.”