Rob Huff will return to the British Touring Car Championship nearly thirteen years after his last appearance, standing in for WTCC rival Tom Chilton.
An operation has forced Chilton to sit out of the Silverstone round this weekend, but the Power Maxed Racing driver is expected to be back for the season finale at Brands Hatch.
Huff, who took the WTCC title in 2012, made his BTCC debut in 2004. He spent a year competing with SEAT Sport UK and took two victories before switching his focus to the WTCC.
“I’ve been looking for the opportunity to race in the BTCC for a while,” he said.
“I’ll aim to make the most of it and look forward to racing a touring car in front of my home fans for the first time in six year, and hopefully enjoying some British sunshine at the same time.”
Huff last raced in the UK in 2011, when he took three second places at Donington Park.
“Although I’m battling with Tom for the independents’ title in the WTCC, where we’re currently jointly in the lead, we’re good mates away from the track and he wanted someone behind the wheel this weekend who he could trust to do a good job now that the car is starting to come on strong.
“I also hope Tom gets well soon so he can be back behind the wheel for Brands Hatch, then I’ll see him a few weeks later so we can race together again in the WTCC.”
Huff will join Jack Sears trophy leader Senna Proctor for the three race at Silverstone.
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