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Huff open to making BTCC come-back if paid drive was offered

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WTCC champion Rob Huff would “love” to return to the British Touring Car Championship if manufacturers with budgets to pay drivers returned.

Huff, who stood in for Power Maxed Racing’s Tom Chilton at Silverstone, took a 16th and eighth place finish in opening two races before narrowly missing out on a win in the final race. He last raced in the BTCC in 2004 for SEAT Sport UK, when he picked up two wins and seven points.

But the lack of paying opportunities mean Huff probably won’t be making a full time return anytime soon.

“If manufacturers start coming back to British Touring Car Championship then hell yeah, I’d love to come back,” he said.

“Everyone here is getting paid apart from the drivers and that makes everything a little bit harder for someone like me who relies on that to drive a car.”

Huff explained that, as he’s made a career from being a racing driver, he can’t take unpaid drivers.

“Although I’ve got loyal sponsors, they’re budget sponsors,” he said. “They want to be involved with me and the name and the brand.”

Chilton, who was forced to sit out of the penultimate round of the season after an operation, is expected to return for the Brands Hatch round later this month.

Feature image credit: Caroline Rhea

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