World Title Charge Goes Stateside
Cambridgeshire racer Rob Huff will travel to California, USA, for rounds 17 and 18 of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), on 21-23 September 2012 as he aims to add the WTCC title to his trophy cabinet.
Following an impressive win and third place finish at the last race weekend in Brazil, Huff has closed the gap between himself and championship leader Yvan Muller to just 17 points. With a maximum of 55 points up for grabs at each of the remaining four race weekends, Huff is determined to hit the ground running following the series’ two month summer break and go one better than his 2011 runner-up position.
The weekend will hold a special significance to Huff’s Chevrolet team as the American marque will be competing in front of a home crowd for the first time. With the team having announced it will be departing the WTCC at the end of the season, Huff’s commitment and passion has never been stronger.
“It’s always exciting when we visit a new track, there’s so much pre-race preparation,” explained Huff. “Thankfully I love a challenge! I can’t wait to get to Sonoma Raceway and try and secure Chevrolet a home victory.”
As part of his preparation, Huff enjoyed a successful visit to the Goodwood Revival on 15-16 September 2012. Huff won his race in the St Mary’s Trophy driving an Austin A40 against a host of famous drivers including former Formula One drivers Martin Brundle and Jackie Oliver. Huff, alongside team-mate and gentleman driver Desmond Smail, finished second overall.