Rob Huff suffers World Touring Car Cup difficulties in China

PUBLISHED: 09:42 11 October 2018

Rob Huff in Wuhan, China in the World Touring Car Cup.

Rob Huff in Wuhan, China in the World Touring Car Cup.

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Cambridge driver gets no luck in running

Rob Huff had a weekend to forget in the FIA World Touring Car Cup on the second weekend of competition in Wuhan, China.

The Cambridge driver and his Sebastien Loeb Racing team struggled with the latest weight changes, which saw the Volkswagen handed success ballast given their performances the previous week.

The highlight of the weekend was 11th in the second race, after 14th in the first event and then 23rd in the final race following damage that practically destroyed his Golf GTI TCR.

“It’s literally been a disaster,” said Huff. “We need to find some luck at the moment as we’re fresh out of it.

“In the last race I had a bad start, I came around the corner side-by-side with Yvan [Muller] again through turns three, four and five, we gave each other room, and then I arrive at turn seven and then parked in front of me is a Peugeot in the wall. I managed to stop the car pretty much, but then we had four big hits in the rear.

“It’s not been my finest weekend in China. It’s been hard work, a bit disappointing, but we’ll come back fighting again.”

The next round of the cup takes place at Suzuka on October 27 and 28.

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