Rob Huff back with SAIC Volkswagen for 2018 CTCC
Rob Huff rejoins factory Volkswagen team in the China Touring Car Championship
Rob Huff has a busy month ahead, fresh from victory in Hungary in the FIA World Touring Car Cup, the Briton switches his Golf GTI TCR for a Lamando GTS in the 2018 China Touring Car Championship, returning to help the team in their quest to retain the manufacturers’ title.
Huff rejoins the SAIC Volkswagen 333 Racing squad behind the wheel of their aggressive Lamando GTS – a saloon-shaped Volkswagen similar to the Passat for the Chinese market.
The 2012 WTCC champion takes part in the season start this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit, before rejoining the championship when it joins the WTCR on the bill in late September and early October at the Ningbo International Speedpark and the Wuhan street circuit, returning for the season finale in Shanghai in November, the week after the famous Guia Race of Macau.
Rob Huff said:
“It’s great to be back racing in the CTCC and with the SAIC VW333 Racing guys. We had a fantastic run last year to win the manufacturers’ title, and also made brilliant steps forward with the car.
“By the end of last season, the SAIC Volkswagen Lamando GTS was almost unbeatable, and the aim is to make it even better this year.
“I can’t win this championship as I can only do half a season, so my goal is to work with 333 Racing and their technical partners Teamwork Motorsport to help develop the car and coach their drivers, as they have new guys in the team this year as well as experienced race winners.
“The goal is to help the team to win both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ titles in Shanghai this year. The CTCC is a tough championship that keeps going from strength to strength, and it works out with my WTCR – World Touring Car Cup programme nicely.”
2018 China Touring Car Championship calendar
May 6th – Shanghai International Circuit
Sept 30th – Ningbo International Speedpark
Oct 7th – Wuhan street circuit
Nov 25th – Shanghai International Circuit