WTCC Morocco: Opener will give us a reference point, says Huff

Rob Huff says the Morocco WTCC event this weekend will be a step into the unknown and that they still don't quite understand what the new Lada Granta Sport TC1 is capable of and how to optimise its setup
Rob Huff believes this weekend's 2014 WTCC season opener in Morocco will give Lada a 'reference point' with the new Granta Sport TC1.

Huff switches to the Lada Sport Lukoil squad this year having driven for Munnich's last year and prior to that Chevrolet, the outfit with which he took the title in 2012 and finished runner-up in 2011. Speaking ahead of this weekend's races, the 34-year-old added that with pre-season testing limited, the event will be a bit of a step into the unknown.

“It's difficult to ignore the lack of [pre-season] testing. However, we can already be certain about some things with the new Granta. The car feels fast, the balance feels good, the brakes are working well, the engine feels really strong and you can really feel the aerodynamics working on the car,” Huff noted.

“I'm sure the car is much faster and more aggressive than the old-spec touring car and the Lada Sport Lukoil team has done a great job.”

“You really feel you can drive hard; you can really push the car,” he added. “The new tyre compound allows you to drive in a more racy manner [too] and you can attack quite hard. However, while the car feels great, we have a lot of work to do throughout the season because, having completed limited pre-season testing miles, we don't quite understand what the car is capable of and how to optimise the setup.

“The very first race will give a reference point and, one thing's for sure - it's gonna be an exciting and eventful year!” he concluded.

Tagged as: Lada , Morocco

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