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Rob Huff disappointed to miss out on Macau victory on Saturday

Rob Huff missed out on win #10 at Macau after the Briton was passed by both Yvan Muller’s Hyundai and Jean-Karl Vernay’s Audi at the start of today’s race, as the two drivers slipstreamed their way past the Volkswagen driver at Mandarin bend.

The 38-year-old says he’ll have to make a better start on Sunday in Race 3 in order to secure the record he’s chasing, which could still prove to be problematic to achieve, as Jean-Karl Vernay, who won today’s race from fourth on the grid, is set to start tomorrow’s race from the same position in the Team WRT Audi.

“I didn’t get a horrific start, but it was not the best,” said Huff. “We struggle in sector one, we make our speed at the top of the hill, we knew that. Ultimately, we struggled even with the added weight on the Audi to chase it in a straight line. It was quite obvious to see how quick JK was in a straight line and he used it very well.

“With the safety car, it was difficult with our car. We are quick at the top, but not in the places where we can try to overtake. That means we need to stay in front, and I need to make a better start tomorrow.”