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Honda WTCC team salutes departing Huff

Honda WTCC team salutes departing Huff
By FIA WTCC

20/01/2017 at 14:00Updated 20/01/2017 at 14:03

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The Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team has thanked Rob Huff for his contribution to the squad’s success and progression in 2016 following confirmation that he will be returning to ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport for the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Huff joined the factory Honda squad ahead of the 2016 season and made an instant impact by winning WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of France at Circuit Paul Ricard last April. He went on to place sixth in the final standings with podiums in Slovakia, Argentina, Japan and Qatar.

A statement from the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team read: “Today we can confirm that the partnership between Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team and Rob Huff has come to an end. We would like to thank Rob for his contribution to the team in 2016. During the winter of 2015/16, we underwent a significant restructure as part of the plan to increase the competitiveness of the Civic WTCC. Undoubtedly, this was successful, as proven by Rob’s Honda debut win at Circuit Paul Ricard and the performances that he, Tiago Monteiro and Norbert Michelisz produced over the season.

Unfortunately, it has not been possible to extend the partnership with Rob into 2017 and we would like to wish him the very best of luck for the rest of his career.”

Honda will announce its line-up for the upcoming WTCC season on Monday (23 January).

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