Rob Huff believes Aragón was ‘probably my best WTCR weekend ever’

Rob Huff was delighted to leave MotorLand Aragón in Spain with two second-place finishes to his name, moving the Zengő Motorsport driver up to joint third in the drivers’ championship standings.

CUPRA racer Huff had qualified his car in fourth on Saturday, but at the start of race one he quickly moved into second, getting a strong start and taking advantage of Yann Ehrlacher being off-line.

The Brit then hounded eventual winner Gilles Magnus all the way to the chequered flag, finishing within half a second of the Audi driver after applying race-long pressure.

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In race two, Huff had to start further back from seventh on the grid, but he moved up to fourth on the opening lap, carving a clear path through several incidents in front.

He then overtook Ma Qing Hua for third, before team-mate Dániel Nagy allowed him to move up to second, where he stayed to the end of the race.

“What a weekend, probably my best WTCR weekend ever,” said Huff. “It was absolutely mega to come away with two second places.

“I’ve heard we’re up to third in the championship from starting this weekend in 11th, which shows how close it is and what one weekend can really do.

“Absolute hats off and credit to the team. They worked so hard. This weekend I arrived quite late on the Friday lunchtime, and everything was totally calm, relaxed, everything was prepared, and this is just the way the team has been working this year.

“Everything is super organised, and it just gives us drivers massive confidence to go out there knowing the cars are ready and everything is perfect and we can do what we do.

“The engineers are working hard on the set-ups, giving me the best car I’ve ever had this weekend. Last weekend in Budapest was amazing, this weekend it was better again.

“I’m really excited for the rest of the season.”

Huff believes that the reduction to just two cars for Zengő – for budgetary reasons – has enabled a renewed focus within the team.

“This year we are two cars, it’s much easier to just focus on two cars. Hyundai and ALL-INKL have done the same and it definitely allows that extra focus and preparation, and it transpires on to the track.

“If someone had said we were going to come here and get a double podium, or even on the podium once…

“Last year we are really struggling and this year we have come with a car that is easy to drive, fast to drive and it’s great to be on the podium again.

“I want to get that win. It’s three times I’ve had second places this year and that win can’t be far away. Hopefully Vila Real is beckoning for us.”

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