Rob Huff earns Sebastien Loeb Racing drive for FIA World Touring Car Cup

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 February 2018

Rob Huff gives a thumbs up in the World Touring Car Championship last year

Rob Huff gives a thumbs up in the World Touring Car Championship last year

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New team for driver in inaugural competition

Rob Huff will be racing a Volkswagen for Sébastien Loeb Racing in the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup.

The 38-year-old Cambridge-based driver will join the SLR team which has won the drivers’ and teams’ titles in the independents’ classification for the last two seasons in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Huff raced in a Volkswagen in the 2017 TCR International Series last year, alongside the WTCC, and will pair with Mehdi Bennani in the first season of the brand-new FIA World Touring Car Cup.

“It’s great to join the WTCR, which is run by the same people at Eurosport Events who’ve worked for 13 years in the WTCC; and also, to continue the great relationship I started with Volkswagen last year in TCR,” said Huff.

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to join Sébastien Loeb’s team. They’ve won the independents’ title for the last two years, and now with no manufacturer entries in WTCR, that’ll put us right at the front.

“My aim this year is absolutely to win the title. I’m very familiar with the circuits as the calendar’s almost a carbon copy of the last few years from the WTCC, so it’s down to quickly getting to work with the team and adapting the TCR car to the WTCC tracks, then delivering the best results.”

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