Huff Gunning For World Title
Newmarket racing driver Rob Huff has arrived in Macau ahead of his bid to win the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) for the first time this weekend.
After finishing third in 2010 and second in 2011, Huff is ideally placed as he seeks his maiden WTCC crown. With a maximum of 55 points on offer in the final two races of the 2012 season, Huff holds a 35-point advantage over Chevrolet team-mate Alain Menu.
Huff took the upper hand at China’s Shanghai International Circuit on 3-4 November, finishing second in Race 1 before winning Race 2, having started the weekend in a share of the championship lead.
This weekend’s venue, the famous Circuito da Guia street circuit, has been a happy hunting ground for Huff in recent times. The 32-year-old has won at least one race each time he’s visited Macau since 2008, including a clean sweep last year driving his Chevrolet Cruze.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time. This is what we race for, the opportunity to win the World Championship,” said Huff. “Obviously we’re in a good position going into the weekend as the championship leader, but Shanghai showed that anything can happen. There’s still a lot of work to do.
“I really enjoy racing at Macau and I’ve had a good run here in the past, including winning both races last year. I’d love nothing more than to win the championship for the first time here this weekend.”
Following practice and qualifying on Thursday and Friday, Huff will tackle the Guia Race of Macau on Sunday, consisting of two nine-lap races.