Reigning Overall TCE Teams’ champion Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing will team up with 2012 World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff for the 2022 Hankook 24H DUBAI.
2012 World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff is set to make his return to the Hankook 24H DUBAI after being confirmed as the fourth driver of Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing’s Audi RS 3 LMS.
The reigning Overall TCE Teams’ champion has registered both of its now tenured Volkswagen Golf GTIs for Dubai, and have already confirmed reigning Overall TCE Drivers’ champion Constantin Kletzer, reigning TCE Ladies Cup winner Jasmin Preisig, Paul Sieljes and 2019 24H SERIES Europe Overall GT Drivers’ champion Fabian Danz will drive the lead #111 entry. Henry Littig, Antti Rammo and Vytenis Gulbinas are similarly signed up for the sister #112 TCR.
The team has now confirmed Rob Huff will join German contemporaries Peter Posavac, and Marcus and Marlon Menden in Autorama’s brand-new, second generation Audi RS 3 LMS.
“It is a great honour to have a driver like Rob with our team,” Wolf Power Racing confirmed. “His years of touring car experience will help us understand the new Audi faster, and find a good setup for racing.
“Rob Huff was an FIA World Touring Car Champion in 2012, an STCC TCR Scandinavia champion in 2020, and [most recently] won the FIA World Touring Car Cup season finale in Sotchi. This is just a small snippet of his accomplishments!”
This year’s event will mark the first time Huff has competed as a driver in the 24H SERIES since his run to 2nd in Dubai in 2014 with ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport. As a team owner, Huff also entered two Teamwork Huff Motorsport Audi RS 3s for the 2019 TCR SPA 500, securing a PRO/AM podium in the process.
Further afield, Huff’s 2012 world championship is the highlight of an impressive WTCC career. The Briton has 29 wins to his name in the now-rebranded series (the second most of all-time behind only four-time WTCC champion Yvan Muller), has finished in the overall top three four times, and, alongside touring car legend Gabriele Tarquini, started more WTCC events than any other driver in history. Huff is also a 10-time winner of the WTCR Race of Macau, a record on the event. More recently, Huff was crowned STCC TCR Scandinavia champion on his series debut in 2020.
This year’s Hankook 24H DUBAI will also mark not only the first time Autorama Motorsport will contest a 24H SERIES event with an Audi, but only the second time the Swiss team will compete with anything other than a Volkswagen. Autorama previously entered a standalone SEAT León Cup Racer at last year’s Hankook 12H HOCKENHEIMRING.
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