Robert Huff (GB) was rewarded for a battling performance on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with another podium finish in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). Huff ended race one in the infamous 25.378-kilometre circuit, also known as the ‘Green Hell’, in an extremely hard-fought third place – less than one second behind winner Yvan Muller (F, Hyundai). This was podium number three for Huff at round three of the season, and Volkswagen’s fourth top-three finish.
Huff was involved in collisions in races two and three, which prevented him from scoring points for himself and the Sébastien Loeb Racing team. Victory in Saturday’s two races went to Esteban Guerrieri (RA, Honda) and Thed Björk (S, Hyundai).
The action comes thick and fast in the WTCR: Zandvoort (Netherlands) will host races ten to twelve of the season this coming weekend. Huff travels to the Netherlands in sixth place in the Drivers’ Championship.
Robert Huff (GB), Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR #12 : « The opening race on the Nordschleife was one of my favourite races so far in a touring car world championship. I could not have hoped for better and more prudent opponents. »
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