Gianni Morbidelli says Rob Huff was ‘over the limit’ with contact

Gianni Morbidelli says Rob Huff was ‘over the limit’ with contact

Gianni Morbidelli
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Gianni Morbidelli was critical of Rob Huff’s passing move in race two of the TCR International Series in China, calling it a ‘dirty’ move which stepped ‘over the limit’.

Morbidelli was running ahead of Huff early on the second TCR race of the day at the Zhejiang International Circuit when the Leopard Racing driver first made contact on lap five, before losing the position back to Morbidelli.

The pair made contact again at Turn 6 on lap six and this time Huff got past the WestCoast Racing driver, with further contact on the exit of the corner.

The Brit then went on to slash race leader James Nash’s advantage, passing him to take the win, whilst Morbidelli was left to settle for second, having also got past Nash late in the race.

“The racing was good but sometimes it was also dirty,” said Morbidelli. “Rob was tough with me in the first race but he was dirty in the second one; he pushed me on many occasions.

“You can do overtaking in the proper way, but on some occasions, I must say that somebody was over the limit.

“Apart from this, I am proud of the job of my team, WestCoast Racing, and I’m happy for Volkswagen here because the cars were so quick.

“It was a good weekend for us and it’s very nice to score points – we did a good weekend in Oschersleben, and not so good in Thailand because of the extra weight, but we were competitive again here and it’s good for me and the team, so I must say I’m very happy.”