Rob Huff will race a Volkswagen Golf GTi for Sébastien Loeb Racing in the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) in 2018, continuing his association with the brand from the 2017 TCR International Series.
Huff ran multiple campaigns in the 2017 touring car season, racing in the most part a Citroën C-Elysée for Münnich Motorsport in the WTCC and also a Volkswagen Golf for Leopard Racing in TCR International.
Now the 38-year-old Brit will switch to French outfit SLR to race a Golf GTi, continuing his association with the Eurosport Events series and top-level global touring car racing.
Huff will be partnered by Moroccan racer Mehdi Bennani, who continues to race for the French team.
“It’s great to join the WTCR, which is run by the same people at Eurosport Events who’ve worked for 13 years in the WTCC; and also, to continue the great relationship I started with Volkswagen last year in TCR,” said Huff.
“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to join Sébastien Loeb’s team. They’ve won the independents’ title for the last two years, and now with no manufacturer entries in WTCR, that’ll put us right at the front.
“My aim this year is absolutely to win the title. I’m very familiar with the circuits as the calendar’s almost a carbon copy of the last few years from the WTCC, so it’s down to quickly getting to work with the team and adapting the TCR car to the WTCC tracks, then delivering the best results.
“Then, ending the year at Macau, my favourite circuit, is absolutely perfect. I took my ninth win there last year, and hopefully this year we’ll be in a position to win the title and also put my Macau victory tally into double figures come November.”