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ROB HUFF IS CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION

Rob Huff claimed his first FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) title in the final race of the season at the Circuito da Guia, Macau, on 18 November 2012. Rob took his points total to 413 at the finale, putting him 12 points ahead at season close.

Rob went into the weekend 35 points ahead of his closest rival and team-mate Alain Menu, and set the pace in qualifying. Rob’s fastest lap of 2:29.422 secured him pole position for the first race and an additional five points in his championship quest.

In the second race Rob started from ninth, he climbed his way up the order to a title-winning fourth place, before two safety car periods. In the closing laps Rob continued his charge to second place, crossing the line behind Alain to secure a podium finish and his maiden world title.

Rob is the first British driver to secure the FIA WTCC title since Andy Priaulx MBE won the championship back in 2007.

Rob has also, for the second year running, won the BRDC Gold Star which will be presented to him at the BRDC Annual Awards in December. The Gold Star is a unique award that is presented annually to the winner of the Gold Star Points Table made up from results in International races, it pits the very best against each other, regardless of what they are driving or where they are racing.

We have just learned from Tim Schenken in Australia the sad news that Life Member Neil Crang died on the 20th July at the age of 70.
The Club Office has just learned that one of our oldest Members, Mike Oliver, died last Wednesday, 15th July. He was 99 years old and had been a Full Member since 1949.
As many Members may have already heard, Ron Tauranac passed away peacefully in his sleep on 17 July. He was 95 years of age and had been an Honorary Member of the BRDC since 1971.
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