Huff Scores First Win For Munnich In Hungaroring Race 2

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Rob Huff - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC
Rob Huff - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC

Reigning World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff claimed his first victory driving for the Munnich Motorsport team in the second Hungaroring race.

The SEAT driver was second early on behind pole-sitting BMW of Mehdi Bennani, after the safety car was required after a massive first lap crash for Gabriele Tarquini.

The Italian made contact with race one winner Yvan Muller exiting turn two, sending his Honda into the barriers before rebounding back onto the track and into the path of Franz Engstler.

Tarquini was able to get out of his car unaided, but will spend the night in hospital complaining of neck pains. Fellow 51-year-old Engstler also underwent checks, but was discharged.

When the race resumed on lap five, Huff pounced on Bennani to take the lead. The Moroccan kept up the pressure, but Huff held on to claim victory.

Alex MacDowall finished in third place ahead of Bamboo Engineering Chevrolet team-mate James Nash, who did well to resist the advances of Muller. Tom Coronel dropped behind Tom Chilton when the pair made contact on lap 11 of 14, but the Dutchman managed to regain sixth on the penultimate lap.

Local hero Norbert Michelisz finished up eighth with Michel Nykjaer and Darryl O’Young completing the top ten.

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