Rob Huff has announced he is swapping to 8Star Motorsports for the opening round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The 2012 FIA WTCC champion was due to drive for Starworks Motorsport in the Prototype Challenge class but will now race in the same class for Enzo Potolicchio‘s team after a troubled outing for Starworks in the Roar Before the 24 at the start of January.
Huff said: “I’m excited to be making my 24 Hours of Daytona debut next weekend. The limited experience I gained during the “Roar” test was certainly enough to whet my appetite and I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of 8Star Motorsports’ prototype. I wish Peter Baron and the Starworks Motorsport team well, but the uncertainties with the final driver line-up made a switch to 8Star machinery my best option for Daytona.”
The Brit, who will be racing for LADA in the WTCC, will join up with Potolicchio and Tom Kimber-Smith for the twice around the clock Florida epic behind the wheel of the team’s ORECA FLM 09.
Huff’s plans to race the full Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship, which includes the round at Daytona as well as the 12 hours of Sebring, Six Hours of The Glen and Petit Le Mans, are still undecided but the opportunity is still there with a deadline being set for Huff’s commitment after the Daytona 24 Hours.