Rob Huff earns seat with Lestrup Racing Team for 2020 STCC TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship
Rob Huff will take on a new challenge in the 2020 STCC TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship.
The 40-year-old Cambridge-based driver, who announced last month he would be leaving world touring cars after 15 years, has signed up to join the Lestrup Racing Team on their return to the STCC after a year off.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Lestrup Racing Team and to be facing a new challenge this year, racing in STCC TCR Scandinavia,” said Huff.
“A few team-mates of mine have raced in the championship before, and we know from the level of drivers that have come from the STCC and raced with me in the world championship, that the level is very high for a national series, which means it’s genuinely exciting to be racing here.
“The Lestrup Racing Team is a fantastic squad, and I know they have their sights set high this year. My aim is to bring all my years of experience developing the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in the field, and help the team unlock the potential of the car and take the fight to the front.
“Of course, I’ve not raced at any of the circuits on the calendar, so that’s exciting but also a challenge, with only a short amount of time to learn the circuits against a field of drivers who’ve been racing in Scandinavia for many years – but I’m up for it and looking forward to the season ahead.”
Huff will drive the last Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR produced by Volkswagen Motorsport, chassis #120.
“We are really proud to welcome Rob to the team; he is one of the best touring car drivers in the world,” said Lestrup team manager and co-owner Fredrik Lestrup.
“He is very much a key part of our 2020 STCC programme and for us to take the next step forward.”
Team co-owner and chief mechanic Totte Malmkvist said:“The team and Rob have got vast experience of the car and we look forward to continue building on that.
“We are humbly raising the bar for this season. The opposition is tough, and it would be a mistake to underestimate the challenge for an international driver like Rob to take on the Scandinavian circuits.
“But we have a solid test plan to provide us and Rob with the right conditions to challenge the big teams in this year’s title fight.”
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