Muller and Huff shares honours

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By Olivier Ferret

6 May 2013 - 10:23
Muller and Huff shares honours

Yvan Muller and Rob Huff won one race apiece in the fourth event of the WTCC that took place yesterday at the Hungaroring.

This has been a very common happening in recent years, when they were both racing for the Chevrolet factory team and fighting for the world title. However, things has changed and if Muller with the RML Cruze is still the man to beat, Huff jumping back on the highest podium brings a new excitement to the current season.

The Briton fully deserved this success. The first for him in WTCC not at the wheel of a Chevrolet; and also the first for the German ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, on their first touring car season.

Looking at the Drivers’ Championship’s standings it is quite clear that Muller’s ability to deliver consistent results on top is helping him to open a gap. Despite this, race after race the 2013 WTCC is proving to be as balanced as ever.

Huff was the sixth different winner over eight races and four different manufacturers have already scored at least one victory.

For sure the many fans who came to the track in support of Norbert Michelisz were a bit disappointed that all their cheering did not help the local hero to repeat his 2012 win. However the young Hungarian did not upset them, delivering two brilliant performances and finishing runner up to Muller in Race 1.

More action was provided by the Yokohama Trophy competitors, who fought on equal level with more experienced drivers. Mehdi Bennani emerged as the trophy’s winner in both races and finished a close second overall in Race 2. His best result ever in WTCC.

The bamboo-engineering duo of Alex MacDowall and James Nash scored a pocketful of points and even managed to keep the RML Chevrolet cars behind in Race 2. They have the potential to aim soon for overall victories.

The championship will resume in Austria, at the Salzburgring, on May 18 and 19 for rounds 9 and 10.

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