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Rob Huff and Zengo Motorsport celebrate clinching the WTCR Trophy

Rob Huff and his Zengo Motorsport team will celebrate winning the WTCR Trophy when the 2022 WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup resumes at WTCR Race of Bahrain later this season.

Recent confirmation that the 2022 calendar will feature nine events rather than the planned 10 means the Cambridge racer cannot be caught in the race to win the title for independent drivers competing without direct financial support from a manufacturer customer racing department.

Following his win double at WTCR Race of Alsace GrandEst, Huff’s provisional WTCR Trophy total stands at 124 points, 50 more than closest rival Mehdi Bennani. With a maximum of 23 points up for grabs at WTCR Race of Bahrain and again at WTCR Race of Saudi Arabia, Huff is out of reach in the WTCR Trophy title chase.

Rob Huff has been crowned champion with a couple of meetings to spare. Picture: Frédéric Le Floch / DPPI
Rob Huff has been crowned champion with a couple of meetings to spare. Picture: Frédéric Le Floch / DPPI

“First of all I’m delighted to win the WTCR Trophy,” said the 42-year-old. “It’s a real privilege and an amazing achievement given we weren’t racing two weeks before the season started and to win the title with two events left is great.

“The competition has been tough because we know the level of Mehdi (Bennani), Tom (Coronel) and my team-mate Dani (Nagy). Ultimately we are in the WTCR Trophy because we don’t have support from a manufacturer so this title is really a testament to what the team has managed to achieve.

“We’re the smallest team on the grid physically and financially but we’re in a position where we can finish in the top three in the overall standings, which is amazing.

“Motorsport is all about preparation and everything comes down to preparation but we had zero before the start of the season. Our mechanics had zero, our engineers, me and Dani.

“The team has managed to turn completely around in such a short space of time going from not racing to giving me a car that’s won two races overall.

“It’s sensational to be able to change the mindset of not racing to being world title contenders halfway through the season.

“Zengo Motorsport is probably one of the most special teams on the grid with the way they can adapt and hats off to them.”

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