Top fives in Thailand the objective for Rob Huff and LADA SPORT
The top five is where you’ll find Rob Huff and his LADA SPORT ROSNEFT team these days and the British ace is expecting to be a podium threat when the 2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship arrives at Thailand’s state-of-the-art Chang International Circuit (31 October-1 November).
Former World Champion, Huff, added to LADA SPORT’s podiums tally during the WTCC’s Japanese jaunt in September before frequenting the top five in China, and the Briton’s current form is a consequence of an ongoing effort by him and his team to transform the new-for-2015 LADA Vesta TC1 into a regular race winner and title contender.
The expectation is for LADA SPORT to carry forward momentum to Thailand and the newly-inaugurated Chang International Circuit, which hosts the penultimate round of the 2015 season.
As one of five new additions to the WTCC calendar, the Thai track will be a complete unknown for the majority of drivers on the grid, although acclimatising to the 12-turn, 4.55km layout should be relatively straightforward for somebody of Huff’s calibre and experience and the objectives for the forthcoming weekend remain to finish in the top three, or win.
“It seems like an age since we were in Shanghai for the last round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, so I’m really keen to get back behind the wheel of my LADA Vesta,” said Huff. “I, like a number of the drivers, have used the break to take some holiday time in Thailand before the race. It’s a beautiful country and Buriram looks like a great new facility, with some technical and other very fast sections, so it should make for a great challenge for me and the Vesta.”