Huff has hopes of bolstering Macau wins record in scintillating WTCC finale
Rob Huff will look to bolster his unparalleled race wins tally on the streets of Macau this weekend (16-17 November), when the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) concludes on the demanding and majestic Circuito da Guia.
For the ninth consecutive year, the World’s premier touring car championship will culminate in the majestic Far Eastern city of Macau.
The Macau Grand Prix, which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, remains one of the glittering highlights of the international motorsport calendar and will encompass Rounds 23 and 24 of the 2013 WTCC season this weekend (16-17 November).
Huff – an official ambassador for OCC LASIK and Newmarket Racecourses – dramatically sealed the 2012 World Touring Car Championship title on Macau soil following a tense season-long tussle with former Chevrolet team-mates Yvan Muller and Alain Menu.
As a five-time race winner and the current qualifying lap record holder – 2m29.422s – the 33-year old Briton is something of a Macau specialist.
With this in mind, the former WTCC Champion ultimately wants to boost his wins record and conclude his relationship with the ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport team on a high, before moving on to pastures new with LADA Sport in 2014.
“I’m really proud of my record in Macau and it would be mega to bolster that with more race wins this year, particularly as this will be my last appearance for ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport in the WTCC,” said Huff. “I’d love to thank the team for the hard work it has put it over the course of the season with more silverware, although getting on the podium wouldn't exactly harm my final championship position either.
"I always look forward to returning to Macau and I adore the Circuito da Guia. It can never be underestimated – it’s mega! The walls are never far away and the weather is known for being unpredictable so there’s little margin for error; you need your wits about you and it’s all about precision. I’m sure my little SEAT will be strong there.”
FIA World Touring Car Championship free practice will take place from 8.30 and 12.15 respectively, before an elongated qualifying session begins at 15.35 local time on Friday (15 November).
Rounds 23 and 24 will be beamed live across the globe on Eurosport from 3.00 and 4.00 GMT. However, please follow @BAMMotorsports on Twitter for a live commentary during each of the sessions.
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