DOWN THE PUB

WITH ROB HUFF

Motor Sport News - - Historics - By Paul Lawrence Busy 1903 ma­chine, below

The Mem­bers’ Meet­ing didn’t go to plan “We had a bit of dis­ap­point­ment this time at Good­wood with the cars of my team-mate Richard Meins. We had four cars to drive and three of them broke, un­for­tu­nately. It was a week­end of pos­i­tives and neg­a­tives.”

He led in the Ford GT40 “The Alan Mann Tro­phy race was great and I was lead­ing the race. But we knew straight away, even when we were in the hold­ing area, that we were go­ing to have a prob­lem with the brakes be­cause the pedal was pretty much on the floor.”

He re­tired from the lead “I said to the guys that there was no way we were go­ing to last an hour, but we did the best we could to start with and re­tired from the lead. If you’re go­ing to re­tire, that’s the best place to do it from. The car was quick and we went quicker than the car has ever been be­fore at Good­wood and I think we were on for a new lap record in a GT40.” “In the Whit­more Cup, the Mini Cooper of Des Smail was great. I knew I had to get a good start if I was go­ing to get Nick Swift. I pretty much did but then he squeezed me quite hard down at the bot­tom end of the cir­cuit and we had a lit­tle bit of con­tact. Then, un­for­tu­nately, com­ing across the start/fin­ish line I was strug­gling for gears. It wouldn’t go from se­cond to third so I had to go into fourth and then back to third. So there wasn’t much I could do, but we’ll be back fight­ing again next year.”

Other cars hit prob­lems “Un­for­tu­nately, the Ford Capri we were go­ing to race in the Gerry Mar­shall Tro­phy race had a prob­lem with cylin­der three even though we qual­i­fied sixth. That put us out for the week­end with that car.”

He’s a big fan of Good­wood “It was a tough week­end but I was happy to be at Good­wood again. It is the most fun event of the year for me. It’s just a fan­tas­tic week­end and I think a lot of mo­tor­sport or­gan­is­ers around the world could learn a lot from Lord March.”

CAR

Citroen DS 3 R5 Ford Fi­esta R5 Ford Fi­esta R5 Ford Fi­esta R5 Citroen DS 3 R5 Ford Fi­esta R5 Ford Fi­esta R5 Citroen DS 3 R5 Ford Fi­esta R5 Skoda Fabia R5 Skoda Fabia R5 Skoda Fabia R5 Citroen DS 3 R5 Citroen DS 3 R5 Skoda Fabia S2000 Skoda Fabia S2000 Skoda Fabia R5 Citroen DS 3 R5 Skoda Fabia R5

He also had Mini trou­ble

Huff: un­lucky week­end

MARCH 23 2016

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