Huff lands two top 10 finishes in memorable Germany trip

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Rob Huff grabbed two top 10 finishes during a busy few days of racing in Germany at the weekend.

The Newmarket-based driver claimed seventh place in round eight of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) on Saturday, before helping Team Premio to 10th in the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hour race.

Huff faced a challenging weekend racing two cars in Germany on the same weekend, but was left satisfied with two high finishes which will give him confidence heading into the rest of the season.

“I am feeling pretty rung out, but unlike last year I have reason to smile,” he said. “Achieving points for LADA SPORT ROSNEFT, as well as a top 10 finish in the 24 Hour for Team Premio leaves me feeling pretty satisfied with my weekend’s work.”

After retiring in the first of the two WTCC rounds, Huff achieved LADA’s highest finish of the season to take seventh in the next round.

Huff’s attentions turned to the 24 Hour race, where the Newmarket ace teamed up alongside Phillip Frommenwiler, Kenneth Heyer and Christian Krognes in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3.

The Team Premio quartet qualified in the all-important top 30 to book a place in the premiere group, and made a strong start in the race to sit in 24th after the first stint.

Heading into the final section Huff had helped guide the team into 12th position, before pushing on to clinch 10th spot and be the first Team MCG car to cross the finishing line.

“My three international teammates were young guns and kept me on my toes,” Huff said.

“Our programme involved running a series of options and development tyres for Dunlop, and we would never have the ultimate pace of some of our competitors and the sister SLSs. But we knew a balance of speed and consistency would reap rewards.”

Huff returns to WTCC action for rounds nine and 10, which are taking place at the Moscow Raceway circuit in Russia.