Former World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff says he is strongly considering a move to the Australian-based V8 Supercars series should the opportunity arise.
The British driver, who won the 2012 WTCC title with the all-conquering factory Chevrolet team, has struggled to mount a regular front-running challenge since then having battled with – but out-performed – an ageing SEAT Leon in 2013 before moving to LADA in 2014 to drive the new TC1 specification Granta, a car hasn't shown competitive pace.
As such, Huff says he is exploring his options and is particularly keen on a switch to the V8 Supercars series in Australia and New Zealand.
A championship that has attracted renewed interest in recent years with the introduction of factory entries from Nissan and Volvo – as a well as a privateer Mercedes E-Class - to join long-time contenders Ford and Holden, Huff is confident he would perform well despite the traditional struggles of international racers in recent years.
“I think I would adapt,” Huff told the official V8 Supercar website. “I don't want to come across as arrogant or anything but I have been very lucky all the way through my career that I have jumped in everything and anything and we have always done well.
“I understand they are quite strange things to drive, but at the end of the day it's got four wheels, it's got an engine, it's got brakes. If you can adapt then you can adapt.”
“They are just my kind of car, stonking great engines, not a lot of grip and proper close racing. That's what I love. I have always said if I could get a full time drive out there I would go,” Huff added. “If I could get a full time drive I know I would do a good job.