Returning to ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport in 2017 for his first shot at driving a Citroën C-Elysée WTCC, the British driver is one of the favourites for what would be his second FIA World Touring Car Championship title to add to the crown he claimed with Chevrolet in 2012. He talks testing, beautiful cars and rekindling old friendships.
– You’re back with ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport for 2017. How have your pre-season preparations gone so far?
Rob Huff : « We’ve had a fantastic start. It’s only testing, but it gives me confidence that what we’re doing and the way we’re learning the car is in the right direction. We’re a little bit ahead of the [Sébastien] Loeb Racing guys and that team has had a few years of experience with the Citroën now. But I feel very happy with the car and the team has done a great job. I don’t want to say we’re not trying to be quick because we are, but we’re working through a test plan which doesn’t mean we’re putting everything together to be as quick as we can. But we completed a lot of kilometres today, we did a race run and I’m very happy with the car. »
– Are you surprised you’ve been so quick, so soon?
Rob Huff : « No, you can never be surprised with a car that’s won three world championships, but it’s just beautiful, it works and it’s as simple as that.