Rob Huff labels Nürburgring podium as one of his greatest drives
Rob Huff finished third in the first WTCR race of the weekend at the Nürburgring Nordschleife after a battle with Thed Björk, Yvan Muller and Norbert Michelisz, a result he labels as one of his greatest.
“I had to use my years of experience of positioning the car to make sure Norbi couldn’t pass and also give me a chance on the last straight,” said Huff.
”It’s all about trust, I’ve been racing with Yvan here for ten years, I’ve had some great races with Thed and he’s the world champion, and Norbi is the only non-world champion who really deserves to be one and it was really fantastic racing.”
The following two races ended in retirements for the Sebastien Loeb Racing driver as he clashed with René Rast in the second race and Michelisz in the third and final race.
“On Saturday, the car was perfect. The first lap of the race, I got a good start against René Rast, but then I’m not sure what happened into Turn 5. I went in, I was being a bit cautious of the two guys in front as they were side-by-side and I got a huge hit from Rast; and it was a huge hit as it broke a lot of bits on the car,” said Huff.
“The guys did an amazing job to fix the car for me, and then at the beginning of lap three in the final race I just lost power. After that I had a Hyundai harpoon me in the passenger side. I left (Michelisz) room, so I don’t really know what to say. The last person I want to hinder is him, but all he had to do was accelerate up the hill away from me. I’m sorry for the boys as the car’s a mess, and they’ve got just a week to get it ready for the next race at Zandvoort.”