Rob Huff is expecting ‘lots of overtaking’ in this weekend’s FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) races at the Hungaroring, as he predicts that the less aerodynamic-dependent cars will be able to have closer battles.
Huff, who has won once before at the Hungaroring in 2013, raced at the venue just outside Budapest twice last year, and in the World Touring Car Championship he enjoyed a strong run to third, having started in ninth.
The Brit is predicting plenty of passing amongst the 27-strong field for this weekend’s trio of races, despite the notoriety of the circuit for being difficult to pass on in single-seater cars.
He is also looking forward to returning to the circuit for the ninth time in touring car machinery, with the WTCC having first visited in 2011.
“Ultimately the cars will be closer,” said Huff. “These cars allow us to race much closer and the Hungaroring always creates lots of overtaking opportunities.
“Then we have the fantastic fans, probably the best fans we get. They are there for Norbi [Michelisz] but they tend to have a few favourites as well and I’m very privileged to be one of those so I have a lot fans in Hungary.
“Budapest itself is an amazing place to be, full of culture and history and a wonderful place to stay for a few days after the race.”
Huff is seventh overall in the WTCR drivers’ standings heading into the event.