Rob Huff says both he and Leopard Racing team-mate Jean-Karl Vernay are ‘happier than ever’ with their Volkswagen Golf GTi cars, despite the Brit failing to pick up any points in Hungary.
Huff had a brand new car delivered from SEAT in Barcelona following his shunt in Austria just one week previous, and the Brit needed both practice sessions to get up to speed.
Huff then qualified in a solid seventh place on Saturday, and looked was running in sixth early in the first race before an electrical issue caused him to slow and retire from the race early on.
The second race saw Huff tagged by Stain Paulsen on the opening lap, which dropped him down the order and resulted in a points-less 11th place finish.
Despite the results, Huff looked for the positives in his performances and praised his car by the end of the weekend.
“Of course that wasn’t the best of days for us,” said Huff. “In race one we had a good start but couldn’t make it to the end as our engine had an electrical problem. That was frustrating as the car was really, really good, but at least it was OK for JK [Vernay] as he could get P3.
“For race two we changed all the electrics and the car was once again really good. Thanks to a fantastic start I made it up to P2 but unfortunately I got hit from behind.
“When the car stopped [sliding] I had lost fourteen places. From P16 then I was able to recover a little and finish the race in P11.
“The car was great and we also did the fastest last sector of the race but unfortunately that’s the best we could do.
“It’s a shame because I think we had the pace to win the race, but after I’ve got hit it was basically over.
“However, the team did a brilliant job: JK and I are happier today than we’ve ever been with the car.”
Huff remains 15th overall in the championship standings, having picked up 27 points earlier on in the