Huff’s dream Honda WTCC move
2005: Huff joins the Rml-run Chevrolet factory team to campaign a Lacetti for his World Touring Car Championship debut having graduated from the British Touring Car Championship. He takes a best finish of sixth at the Mexican round and finishes 21st in the points.
2008: With BMW in decline, the championship boiled down to a fight between SEAT and Chevrolet. Despite losing ground in the title chase with two retirements in the first round, Huff battles back to finish third in the points with four podiums and two race wins. Yvan Muller takes the title for SEAT.
2011: Oddly Huff’s most successful season in terms of race wins came in the year he didn’t win the championship. Huff took a total of eight victories in 2011 as Chevrolet dominated the series. Muller matched Huff’s winning record and stole the title by just three points.
2012: This was it, this was the biggest year of Huff’s career. Determined not to let the title escape like it had the previous season, Huff scored five race wins and greatly improved his consistency, only failing to finish on the podium in one round and he sealed the silverware.
2013: Following Chevrolet’s withdrawal, huff salvages a seat with the Munnich Motorsport team to race its privateer SEAT Leon. The year does yield two race wins, but the car ultimately can’t match the pace of the RML’S ex-works Chevrolet Cruzes. Muller takes the title with double Huff’s points tally in fourth place.
2014: Huff’s relationship with Lada begins and the Briton finds his way back into a factory seat, albeit not a front-running one. Huff does score the Russian marque’s first podium finish and race wins on his way to finish in 10th position in the points.