Huff: It will take quite a while to sink in
"I have nearly spoiled everything with my incident in the first race"
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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