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Huff: 13 points is nothing in Macau

1 January 1901

Having seen his title hopes come to an end in Japan, Rob Huff says his focus for the final rounds of the World Touring Car Championship in Macau this weekend will be on securing second place in the drivers' standings.

The Chevrolet ace heads to the Chinese enclave lying 13 points behind SEAT's Gabriele Tarquini in the race to take second place behind champion-elect Yvan Muller.

While Tarquini could still be champion if results go his way, Huff warned the Italian that he would need to be aware of the challenge behind as he seeks to end his time with Chevrolet's outgoing Lacetti in style.

“My target will be to try to finish second in the World Championship, for which I have a more than mathematical chance,” he said. “Gabriele is 13 points ahead of me, which is a lot but at the same time not much at all. Just look at the race in Japan where he didn't score any points. Especially at Macau it's very easy to turn from a potential race winner into an also-ran in the space of a single corner.

“Qualifying will decide a big part of the race result, but also any accidents and offs. Here, as in Japan, there is little or no time for repairs in between the races, so any damage in race one will also affect you in race two; more so than in the European rounds. But regardless of what's at stake, Macau is just a fantastic track for all of us drivers. I don't know anyone out there who doesn't like racing at Macau.”


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