World Touring Car driver eyes V8 Supercars chance
World Touring Car front-runner Rob Huff has indicated his interest in seeking a full-time drive in V8 Supercars.
Huff is one of several Chevrolet drivers facing an uncertain future after the General Motors brand recently decided to retreat from its factory support in the WTCC.
The RML operation, based at Wellingborough in England, has had a stranglehold on the WTCC for the last two seasons with its factory-backed Cruze machines of which Huff has been one of the stars.
But Huff and his high profile team-mates Alain Menu and Yvan Muller (who has V8 Supercar experience combining with Craig Lowndes to win the 2005 Sandown 500) are now weigh up their options for 2013.
One of the considerations for RML is to continue to field the Cruze’s however Huff indicated to UK-based Autosport magazine that he is keen to explore his options in V8 Supercars.
The 32-year-old has already contacted the series organisers to sound out any chances of linking with a team either in the long distance races or full-time.
“The Bathurst 1000 is something I have been gagging to do,” Huff told Autosport.
“But for the last three years, because my car has been so good here, I have been concentrating on winning this and not really investigated it. I’ve sent an email to the V8 organisers though and they came back to me straight away.”
The RML team has been highly successful since forming in 1984, rising to British Touring Car success with Vauxhall and Nissan in the 1990s before becoming a superpower in the WTCC.
This year, RML produced a bespoke Nissan engine for the Panoz-run DeltaWing project which ran in the Le Mans 24 Hour race under the ‘Garage 56′ slot which makes provisions for innovative technology.