Huff: It will take quite a while to sink in

"I have nearly spoiled everything with my incident in the first race"

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By Olivier Ferret

18 November 2012 - 09:19
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Rob Huff’s first words after his victory in the 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

“I’m pretty speechless. I think it will take quite a while to sink in, if I will ever do. It has been an emotional weekend and an amazing day, especially considering that I have nearly spoiled everything with my incident in the first race.

What a mistake from me it was! But we had an happy ending. So we will ignore that…

I had just overtaken Yvan on the inside of the Lisboa, and I was very happy about that. I did not have the time to rejoice, because half-a-lap later I lost the car and crashed.

I have to say thank you to the RML team, because they all jumped to my car when I pitted. There was quite a lot of damage to be fixed before the second race. They did a great job and for the second race my car was perfect.

Obviously in between the races I was a bit tense, but still I had a good margin of points and I knew that, even if Yvan or Alain were going to win the races, all I needed to do was to finish no lower than sixth. After the first safety car I was fifth behind Yvan, so it was just a matter of stay focused and not to make any other mistake…

The team made a gamble on me when they picked me up back in 2005 and I hope that today I have shown they had made the right decision.”

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