Huff claims his first world title in Macau

Rob Huff has accomplished his mission! The Chevrolet driver claimed his first FIA WTCC title at the end of an eventful day, recovering from a mistake in the first race that could have ruined his whole season.

After having been the fastest in all the sessions from Friday morning, Huff was so eager to settle the matter as soon as possible that he took a unnecessary risk and crashed from the lead.

Robert Huff, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet and Yvan Muller, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet
Robert Huff, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet and Yvan Muller, Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T, Chevrolet

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This offered his team-mates and rivals Yvan Muller and Alain Menu the opportunity to finish first and second, significantly cutting their point gaps, which meant that the second race would have been the decider.

This time Lady Luck smiled to Huff, who benefitted from the mistakes of the drivers in front of him to finish second behind Menu and grabbing a well deserved world crown.

Chevrolet and all its three drivers must be praised for such a triumphal season. The Cruze cars built and run by the RML have always set the pace, on all the tracks and in all conditions.

The team crew have always done the maximum to give their drivers performing and perfectly equal cars. And the drivers have done their job in a professional way, which was also shown today by Menu and Muller who have not given up until the very end.

In the Yokohama Trophy, Darryl O’Young was able to win both races in front of his home supporters; Norbert Michelisz was crowned champion of the Drivers’ Trophy, while Lukoil Racing won the Team’s Trophy.

Last but not least, Tiago Monteiro gave Honda and JAS Motorsport their first podium result, only one month after they joined the championship.


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Series WTCC
Drivers Tiago Monteiro , Yvan Muller , Rob Huff , Norbert Michelisz , Alain Menu
Article type Race report
Tags chevrolet, circuit da guia, huff, macau, macau gp, macau grand prix, menu, muller, wtcc