Reigning Champion Huff out for glory on WTCC's maiden visit to Argentina
Reigning Champion Rob Huff has designs on race wins and podium finishes on the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s (WTCC) maiden visit to Argentina (3-4 August).
The WTCC visits Argentine soil for the first time this weekend (3-4 August), with the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo the venue for Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2013 season.
Located on the outskirts of Termas de Rio Hondo in the province of Santiago del Estero, the 4.8km track was inaugurated in 2008 and is unchartered territory for the WTCC contingent.
Teams and drivers will face an uphill struggle to acclimatise to the circuit during the short free practice sessions, although Huff is adamant that strong results are critical if he is to improve on his position in the Drivers’ standings.
The Newmarket-domiciled Huff – an official Ambassador for Newmarket Racecourses – has emphatically achieved a race victory and two additional podium finishes in 2013.
He currently lies fourth in the overall points but has designs on second and another stellar weekend on Argentine soil, following a strong run of form in recent rounds.
“Having regrouped during the six-week break I’m very much looking forward to getting my head back into the WTCC, said Huff. “We’ve never been to Argentina before so it will be a race against time to home in on the perfect setup during practice, but I feel very much at home in my ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport SEAT Leon now.
“I need to score some good points at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo to consolidate my championship position and close in on the top three. I said when I joined Rene Munnich’s team that if we finished in the top five it will have been a very successful year. But we’ve scored good points in the last two weekends and, while it’s impossible to catch Yvan (Muller) at the top, second place is still within reach.”
WTCC qualifying will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2 from 17.30 (BST) on Saturday (3 August), while live coverage of Round 15 will be aired from 18.00 on Sunday (4 August). Round 16 will also be shown live on Eurosport later that same day at 20.00.
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