New TCN Logo

Upcoming events:

New TCN Logo

Rob Huff ‘bitterly disappointed’ with weekend

Münnich Motorsport’s Rob Huff says he is ‘bitterly disappointed’ with his World Touring Car Championship weekend in Argentina, after the Brit scored just four points with a solitary eighth place finish in race one.

Reigning champion Huff experienced engine problems during free practice, which also limited his time during qualifying on Saturday. Consequently the Brit could only manage 14th fastest. His position was largely irrelevant, however, as Huff was sent to the back of the grid due to a penalty for changing the engine on his SEAT León.

“What could go wrong did go wrong this weekend and I’m bitterly disappointed,” said a disappointed Huff. “I really needed to take a couple of solid results away from Argentina to bolster my championship position, but I was on the backfoot from the outset of qualifying after the engine change.”

- Advertisement -

In the opening race, Huff climbed from 23rd on the grid to finish in eighth, in a closely-fought race. However his progress would be halted after just four laps in the second race, with contact from the LADA of James Thompson resulting in a broken front-right steering arm on his SEAT.

As a result of the incident, Huff has dropped to fifth in the championship standings, 41 points behind second-placed Michel Nykjær.

Despite the results, Huff admitted that he had enjoyed racing around the new circuit.

“The races were awesome,” added Huff. “I got a real kick out of picking off the competition from the back of the grid – I passed 24 cars in the 17 racing laps I completed, but it was all about damage limitation and I had nothing to lose!

“The collision with James was unfortunate. I think more points were on the cards, but these things happen. It has harmed my championship position. Second is still a very real possibility and I’ll be using everything in my armoury to achieve that between now and the end of the season.”

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected


Must Read

- Advertisement -

Related News

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here