The 2012 globe champ, an expert of 350 begins in the World Touring Car Championship and also the WTCR globe mug that prospered it, will certainly bail out of the collection to prioritise his dedications with the Teamwork Huff Motorsport team he co-launched.
His departure complies with Volkswagen’s choice to finish its assistance of programs including inner burning engines, of which WTCR was one of the most noticeable, and also the succeeding departure of the Sebastien Loeb Racing clothing that Huff competed for in 2018 and also 2019.
During his 15 years in WTCC/WTCR, Huff competed equipment from 6 various brand names – Chevrolet, SEAT, Lada, Honda, Citroen and also Volkswagen – and also racked up 31 wins.
“I’m proud to have had this long career in world touring cars, and to have driven in 350 races feels incredible; it really doesn’t feel like it’s been that many,” claimed Huff, that additionally shares the document for the most Guia Race success in Macau with 9.
” I remember my initial win at Brno in 2006 like it was the other day; yet the years that complied with were remarkable.
” I had a wonderful time with Chevrolet, winning the 2012 title for them versus 2 unbelievably difficult colleagues in Alain Menu and also Yvan Muller.
“For the last 2 years, Sebastien Loeb Racing and also Volkswagen has actually been my house, and also we have actually had a good time with each other via some ups and also downs – to obtain that lead at Macau 3 months back was unbelievable provided the competitors we needed to endure.
“I’m currently certainly up for some brand-new difficulties, and also it’s a great time to collect yourself and also begin servicing a few other points.
“My immediate focus is on my race team in China; I’ll also do some races over there myself, while also coaching and developing new talent.”
The 40- year-old claimed his non-participation in WTCR would certainly enable him to do even more historical auto racing and also discover sportscar possibilities.
“It’s been a great chapter in my career, and I’m sure there’s probably plenty more touring car races in my future, but for now I’m really looking forward to a new start for 2020,” he included.
Huff drove for SLR clothing in the initial 2 years of WTCR competitors, ending up 8th in 2018 with 2 success prior to sliding to 11 th in 2014.
That project was just the 2nd in Huff’s World Touring Car profession in which he stopped working to win the race.
The WTCR marketer released a declaration to identify Huff’s payment to World Touring Cars.
“Rob is part of the WTCR family and will always remain so,” claimed Eurosport Events head FrancoisRibeiro “For 15 years he has actually been a strong and also extremely completed racer on course and also a wonderful ambassador off it.
“We desire him every success in 2020 and also we anticipate seeing him back in the future, ideally behind the wheel on the WTCR grid.”
Huff’s news comes 2 days after WTCR exposed a boating of cost-saving actions to lure even more 2020 entrances.