TCR / 22 November 2015


Lights to Flag Victory

Guest driver Rob Huff was full of praise for the JAS-prepared Honda Civic TCR, as he took a controlled and unchallenged win in the first of two races at Macau. in so doing, Huff became the winningest driver around this specialised, narrow and demanding street circuit.

"It’s never easy to jump into a new championship in the last race, not knowing the car and the team, but progress was good, the car had a nice balance and was easy to drive."

The British driver looked on course to do well in the second race of the weekend, once again starting from pole position, but some overaggressive driving from an opponent caused a crash at the beginning of the race that took out not only Huff, but also teammate Kevin Gleason and no fewer than nine other cars.

Gleason had a frustrating weekend amongst the traffic of this narrow street circuit, was seventh in the first race to add to his non-finish. However, he clearly once again showed the full potential of the JAS-prepared Civic, as he was able to set the fastest time overall in the first qualifying session on Saturday.

Team leader Gianni Morbidelli had a subdued weekend, including a drive-through penalty for a grid infringement in the second race. He would finish fourth in this encounter, two places ahead of his sixth-place finish in the opener.