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Rob Huff rues overeagerness of rivals in World Touring Car Cup in Czechia

Rob Huff in action in the WTCR round in Czechia. Picture: Martin Öberg (52131558)
Rob Huff in action in the WTCR round in Czechia. Picture: Martin Öberg (52131558)

Rob Huff felt on the end of some “over-exuberant driving” in the World Touring Car Cup round in Czechia.

With the competition increasing as the championship passes the halfway stage, it led to more battles on the track with some teams paying the price.

The Zengo Motorsport CUPRA driver had to start in 13th place in both races, in the heart of the traffic.

In race one, there was a multi-car collision on turn one that Huff managed to avoid but could not take advantage of despite using the speed of the CUPRA Leon Competición to pick his way through the order to earn some points with an eighth-place finish.

He was not so lucky in the second race, getting caught up in a collision between Thed Bjork, Santiago Urrutia, Nestor Girolami and Gabriele Tarquini.

With damaged suspension, it meant Huff’s race was over before it started.

“It was a very disappointing weekend,” said Huff. “It’s unfortunately that point of the season where people are starting to get desperate and trying to prove themselves, and we were unfortunately on the receiving end of their over-exuberant driving.

“We’d managed to find a positive set-up by the end of the weekend, which is the aim as it’s really difficult coming into a world championship with no testing, and very little preparation - which means we’re always on the backfoot. And then getting wiped out of races doesn’t help with our track time.

“The good thing is we’re getting quicker and quicker with the car, which is positive – Mikel (Azcona) managed to show what the car was capable of – so that’s a good sign for the rest of the season, with the next race just a week away.”

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