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Santiago Urrutia: “Rob Huff was there all the time”

Cyan Racing driver Santiago Urrutia scored his first win of the season at the Hungaroring and was under hard pressure from 2012 champion Rob Huff throughout the race.

The hot conditions started taking their toll on the tyres as early as lap three, with Urrutia reporting vibrations as Huff got closer.

“I’m still alive!” joked Urrutia. “But that was tough, super warm conditions. Rob did zero mistakes in the whole race, he was right there, trying to go to all sides and behind.”

The safety car came into action when Mehdi Bennani (Audi) was left stranded at the outside of Turn 1 after hitting Cyan Racing’s Yvan Muller.

Huff was close to Urrutia as the race restarted, but never got close enough to seriously challenge for an overtake. Urrutia won with a margin of four tenths over the Briton.

“I’m super happy for the team, they gave me an awesome car,” added the Uruguayan. “It’s another win here in Budapest, just the beginning but, yes, now we have to keep going.”

Urrutia has climbed to third in the standings, 15 points behind leading Mikel Azcona (Hyundai).