Going For Gold In China

31/10/12 Race Preview

Going For Gold In China

Newmarket racing driver Rob Huff will take to the Shanghai International Circuit, China, on 2-4 November 2012 in pursuit of the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship title.

With just four races remaining on the gruelling 24-race calendar, Huff is aiming to secure as many points as possible at this season’s penultimate race weekend towards claiming his maiden world title. Currently tied at the top of the drivers' standings, the Chevrolet pilot will be looking to get ahead of his team-mate Yvan Muller, with whom he currently shares the top spot on 345 points.

Huff, who finished runner-up in the world title race in 2011, has enjoyed a strong season, delivering 14 podium finishes, including four race victories. This year he’ll be looking to improve his 2011 runner-up position and take the accolade of World Champion.

"These remaining races are extremely important," said Huff. "I'm in a good position, and my determination will hopefully prove to be the deciding factor that puts me out on top. This weekend's aim is to increase my points tally and distance myself from current World Champion Muller. Despite being team-mates, this year I want to go one better and end his WTCC title reign."

Huff, along with Muller and their team-mate Alain Menu, helped secure the WTCC Manufacturers' Championship for Chevrolet at the previous event in Japan, a title the team has held since 2010.