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Rob Huff a strong bet for wins in WTCC grand finale on streets of Macau

12/11/14 Race Preview

Rob Huff a strong bet for wins in WTCC grand finale on streets of Macau

Rob Huff has laid his cards on the table by tipping himself as a strong outside bet for victory in the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) grand finale on the narrow and twisting streets of Macau (14-16 November).

Newmarket’s Huff, backed by Iconic Bet – a new, innovative online gaming site that combines online casino games and sports betting with financial markets – is something of a Macau maestro and holds the record as the most successful driver on the Circuito da Guia, having impressively accumulated six wins on the perilous inner-city track over the last decade.

Despite breaking LADA Sport’s podium finishes duck in Argentina and spectacularly opening the team’s WTCC race wins account in Beijing, the odds have been stacked against Huff in recent rounds, as China’s state-of-the-art Shanghai International Circuit and Japan’s historic Suzuka Circuit exposed some of his LADA Granta Sport’s weaknesses.

However, the Briton is hopeful of returning to winning ways as the WTCC reaches its conclusion, believing that, when the chips are down, his natural affinity for the Circuito da Guia and his LADA Granta’s supreme mechanical grip will come to the fore.

“I’m really proud of my record in Macau and it would be mega to bolster that with more race wins this year, as my LADA Sport team has a taste for victory after Beijing and it would be a great to give the Granta a bit of a send-off,” said Huff. “I always look forward to returning to Macau and I adore the Circuito da Guia. It’s the longest track we visit and can never be underestimated. It’s absolutely fantastic and, while we might struggle through sector one of the lap, our chassis’ mechanical grip should suit the middle and last sections of the lap. 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. We have achieved far more this year than we ever believed, so there are high hopes and expectations for next year."

Coverage of qualifying for Rounds 23 and 24 of the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 from 10.00 (GMT) on Saturday 15 November, while the final two races of the season will be shown live and in high definition on Eurosport at 3.00 and 4.00 the following day (Sunday 16 November).

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