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.