Rob Huff returns to the BTCC with Team HARD Racing

9th August 2023

Today (9 August), Team HARD Racing announced the highly anticipated return of ex-World Touring Car Champion, Rob Huff, to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, for this weekend's round at Knockhill (12/13 August).

After a brief absence from the series since his one-off appearance in 2017, where he achieved an impressive podium finish, Huff is set to bring his experience and skill to the championship once again.

Huff, known for long career in touring car racing, is no stranger to the BTCC. He made his debut in 2004, driving a Seat Leon alongside Jason Plato, and quickly left his mark by securing two race victories in his debut season.

Throughout his career, Huff ventured into various racing championships, including the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) and the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR). In 2012, he reached the pinnacle of his career by clinching the World Touring Car Championship title.

Huff has also tasted success beyond the WTCC. In 2020, he claimed the coveted title in the Scandinavia Touring Car Championship, further affirming his status as a touring car great. Most recently Huff secured the WTCR Trophy title last term after securing the championship with two rounds to spare.   

Speaking about his return to the BTCC, Rob Huff expressed his excitement and gratitude:

"I am delighted to be back in the British Touring Car Championship, especially with Team HARD Racing," said Huff.

“The BTCC holds a special place in my heart, and I have fond memories of my previous time here. I'm eager to hit the Knockhill circuit again and compete against some of the finest drivers in the country. I am determined to give my best performance and help the team maximise the weekend."

Team Owner, Tony Gilham, stated: "We are absolutely thrilled to have Rob join our team for this weekend's BTCC round. His experience and achievements in the world of touring car racing speak volumes about his skills.

"I’ve been trying to get Rob into one of our cars for a while and I’m delighted that this moment has finally come. The team can’t wait to get going."

The BTCC makes its annual trip across the border to Scotland, for the seventh event of the 2023 campaign at Knockhill this weekend (12/13 August). © 2024
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