Hong-Kong based outfit Teamwork Motorsport has partnered with Rob Huff to enter the 2019 TCR UK series, running two Volkswagen Golf GTi cars under the banner of Teamwork Huff Motorsport, including the reigning TCR China champion.
The new venture will see reigning TCR China champion Sunny Wong Yat Shing driving one of the cars, with the second driver to be announced in due course.
Supporting the operation will be UK-based BTCC team Ciceley Motorsport, providing on-track support and technical expertise in the paddock.
Huff has long-term links with Teamwork and recently took part in the opening round of the TCR Malaysia series with the team. The 2012 WTCC champion will act as a driver mentor and coach during the season, alongside his commitments with Sébastien Loeb Racing in the FIA World Touring Car Cup.
“Teamwork Motorsport has been all about pushing forward,” explained Team Principal Paul Hui. “After successful spells in TCR Asia, China and Malaysia, and a fantastic 24-hour race debut in the Dubai 24H 2019 race, we believe the TCR UK championship will give us a fantastic opportunity to challenge ourselves as a team and get to know a new series and set of circuits.
“Sunny has shown incredible pace and race skill, and I’m sure he’ll adapt quickly to the UK circuits. We’ll also look to run a second car with another experienced hand and set ourselves some aggressive but also realistic targets for our first season in Europe.
“Also, with Rob Huff, who we’ve been working with on our Asia-based programmes for six years now, now with Teamwork Huff Motorsport, we have one of the UK’s fastest, most knowledgeable drivers on hand to help show our engineers and drivers the way throughout the season.”
Wong, 40, is looking forward to the new challenge, having clinched the TCR China title three months ago in a Golf GTi.
“I’m really looking forward to racing in the TCR UK championship,” said Wong. “It’ll be a fantastic challenge to learn and race on some of the iconic circuits in the UK, as well race with a new bunch of competitors in a different style of championship, after two years in TCR China.
“We know the Golf very well, and with Rob on hand and with the technical expertise of Teamwork Motorsport and their technical team this year, I think we have a fantastic opportunity to secure some strong results.”
Huff is looking forward to working with the project during the coming season and having his name as part of the entry.
“I’ve been working with the Teamwork guys for years, and now with Teamwork Huff Motorsport, it’s great to be trying my hand at something else,” explained Huff.
““I’ve spent a lot of time in China with the guys, guiding their progress, and now it’ll be something different to work with them in the UK, and not only work with them on how to get the best out of the car, but do that at some of the circuits where I grew up racing.
“It’ll be a great experience, and also to have my name on a race team, working with some top drivers as we try our best to do well in the TCR UK championship, will be an exciting and fun new challenge.”