Following the news that Hong Kong-based Teamwork Motorsport was considering a TCR UK entry comes confirmation that the team will partner with British Touring Car legend Rob Huff for a two-car TCR UK programme in 2019.
The Teamwork Huff Motorsport team has announced that two Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR cars are on their way to the UK in readiness for the first round of the championship at Snetterton on April 20th/21st. Reigning TCR China champion and Macau Touring Car Cup race winner Sunny Wong will drive the first car, while negotiations are still on-going with a number of possible drivers, including several BTCC race winners, for the second Golf.
2012 FIA World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff will act as driver mentor and coach for the team when his driving duties in this year’s WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup allow. Experienced Touring Car and GT team Ciceley Motorsport will provide all the trackside support at each of the seven events and will prepare the cars before and after each race weekend at the team’s base in Lancashire.
Rob Huff: "I've been working with the Teamwork guys for years and now, with Teamwork Huff Motorsport, it's great to be trying my hand at something else.I've spent a lot of time in China with the guys, guiding their progress, and now it'll be something different to work with them in the UK, and not only work with them on how to get the best out of the car, but do that at some of the circuits where I grew up racing.
"It'll be a great experience, and also to have my name on a race team, working with some top drivers as we try our best to do well in the TCR UK championship; it will be an exciting and fun new challenge."
David Sonenscher, TCR UK COO: “I’m particularly pleased with this announcement as Teamwork Huff Motorsport has the potential to be one of the strongest teams on the TCR UK grid this season.I obviously know Teamwork from TCR Asia and TCR Malaysia, and Rob Huff needs no introduction to UK touring car fans.
"Sunny Wong has more than proved himself at the wheel of a TCR car, having regularly won races and playing a key role in securing the TCR China title for Teamwork last year. It’ll be interesting to see who ends up as his teammate in the second car."
Marcello Lotti, President of WSC Group: “It’s great that a successful team such as Teamwork Motorsport chose TCR UK for its debut season outside of Asia. And we are delighted that Rob Huff is involved in the team's management.
"Rob has always been one of TCR's most enthusiastic supporters since the inception of the concept. And more than that, he’s a good friend of mine. So it is with great pleasure that we welcome him in the TCR family in his new capacity.We wish him to achieve at least the same success with the team as he's having as a driver.”