Huff keeps up his title pursuit

GOOD FORM: Rob Huff fields questions from the media in Hungary

GOOD FORM: Rob Huff fields questions from the media in Hungary

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Rob Huff showed great pace in the latest round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Hungary after claiming pole position in the ALL-INKL Münnich Motorsport Citroën C-Elysée, going on to secure his third podium finish in a row in the opening race on Sunday.

The Newmarket racer was all set to convert his pole position into a main race victory, which would have seen him leave the weekend second in the drivers’ standings, but an incident soon after the start forced him to serve a drive-through penalty.

In the reversed grid opening race, Huff avoided a stalled car at the start and getting up to sixth, while working his way past two more cars to finish third.

This was a talent he demonstrated again in race two, albeit for the wrong reasons, having to work his way forward from the back of the order after the penalty.

The 37-year-old grabbed a single point after finishing 10th to leave him sixth in the table.

Speaking about the penalty, Huff said: “It was a misjudgment on my side, so I’m ultimately responsible.

“I don’t remember the last time I caused an accident, but we all make mistakes, we’re only human.”

The next race meeting is in Germany on May 25.