The Briton showed considerable prowess and appeared to be in complete harmony with his TC1-spec Granta Sport on Circuito da Guia.
At the wheel of the Castrol-Civic WTCC Gabriele Tarquini will start on row 3 having finished the qualifying in 6th position.
Separated by less than 0.15 of a second, the three Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs finished first, second and third in qualifying in Suzuka.
The 2012 World Champion will take up pole position on the reversed grid for Round 16 of the 24-race championship.
Yvan Muller claims pole position for Race One at Spa.
The two Honda Civics battled through the three qualifying sessions, setting the times for others to challenge.
Rounds 11 and 12 of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) take place tomorrow.
Four Honda Civics finished the session within this close group with Gabriele Tarquini in 10th place for Race 1 .
Qualified 13th, Huff looks for more in the race
Rob Huff progress into the second phase of qualifying for the first time in a season of steady gains in the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship.
The popular young Hungarian Norbert Michelisz was second fastest in Q2 before going into the single car shoot-out Q3 where he set 4th fastest time.
Team Citroën Total achieves a hat-trick in qualifying, with the second and third places Sébastien Loeb and Yvan Muller.
It was a Citroën 1-2-3 at the Slovakia Ring.
A single lap in Q3 to determined the top five grid positions for race 1 which will see Tiago Monteiro start on the second row of the grid in 4th position with Gabriele Tarquini in 5th.
Huff qualifies 13th with Thommo in front in 11th place and Kozlovskiy immediately behind him in 14th.
Citroën easily dominating the Honda Civic over a lap of the Moulay El Hassan circuit.
The 2014 Honda Civic WTCC is a more complex technical machine than the previous model.
Rob Huff: “We’re suffering with the language barrier at the moment and I’m having to learn Russian quite quickly to solve issues and improve the car,”.
The Castrol Honda Civic of Tiago Monteiro will start from the front row of the grid for the second consecutive race.