Rob Huff lays the blame at Gabriele Tarquini’s door for Race 2 collision

Rob Huff has said Gabriele Tarquini hit his Sébastien Loeb Racing-run Volkswagen two times, before he was sent off at the Karousel and into retirement in Race 2 at the Nürburgring, ending Huff’s weekend a race early.

The Volkswagen driver was fighting for the final podium spot with Tarquini, and made his move on the way into the Karousel down the inside, but says Tarquini’s Hyundai twice turned in on him, before they touched wheels at the corner which sent his Golf GTI TCR flying into the barriers.

“He tried twice to have me off on the inside, and then he made damn sure we couldn’t get to the Karousel,” said Huff to TouringCarTimes. “I never touched him and I couldn’t have been more fair.

“Yesterday, we were side-by-side at the start on the GP track, and I gave him plenty of room. I’m just disappointed, as he’s been here as long as I have, and I just want to be able to race, cleanly.”

Tarquini called the accident a racing incident, explaining:

“To be honest, I’m very unhappy for Rob. I did nothing wrong; I didn’t move into him, he moved the rear a little bit and the rear touched. From my position, it’s a racing incident.“