Huff plots WTCR fight back
Rob Huff will be fighting back when the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO resumes at Circuit Zandvoort in The Netherlands this week.
Huff endured a tough end to his WTCR Race of Germany weekend when he was unable to build on his fine run to third place in Race 1.
Contact with René Rast in Race 2 left his Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR with damaged suspension and required extensive work by his Sébastien Loeb Racing team during the OSCARO repair time to ready his car for Race 3. But their efforts were to no avail when a power issue dropped Huff out of contention before a collision with Norbert Michelisz left the Briton’s mechanics with yet more work ahead of WTCR Race of Netherlands at Zandvoort from 19-21 May.
“On Saturday, the car was perfect. The first lap of the race, I got a good start against René Rast, but then I’m not sure what happened into Turn 5. I went in, I was being a bit cautious of the two guys in front as they were side-by-side and I got a huge hit from Rast [that] broke a lot of bits on the car.
“The guys did an amazing job to fix the car for me, and then at the beginning of lap three in the final race I just lost power. After that I had a Hyundai harpoon me in the passenger side. I left [Michelisz] room, so I don’t really know what to say. The last person I want to hinder is him, but all he had to do was accelerate up the hill away from me.
“I’m sorry for the boys as the car’s a mess, and they’ve got just a week to get it ready for the next race at Zandvoort.”