Seeing both men fight at the top of the grid has been a very common occurrence in recent years - especially when they were both racing for the Chevrolet factory team and battling for the world title.
However, things have changed and if Muller with the RML Cruze is still the man to beat, Huff jumping back on the podium brings new excitement to the current season.
Huff fully deserved this success, which was his first in WTCC not at the wheel of a Chevrolet, and also the first for the German ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, in their first touring car season.
Looking at the Drivers’ Championship standings it is quite clear that Muller’s ability to deliver consistent results is helping him to open a gap. Despite this, race after race the 2013 WTCC is proving to be as balanced as ever.
Huff was the sixth different winner over eight races and four different manufacturers have already scored at least one victory.
The many fans who came to the track in support of Norbert Michelisz were a bit disappointed that all their cheering did not help the local hero to repeat his 2012 win. However the young Hungarian did not upset them, delivering two brilliant performances and finishing runner up to Muller in Race 1.
More action was provided by the Yokohama Trophy competitors, who fought on an equal level with more experienced drivers. Mehdi Bennani emerged as the trophy’s winner in both races and finished a close second overall in Race 2 for his best ever result in WTCC.
The bamboo-engineering duo of Alex MacDowall and James Nash scored a pocketful of points and even managed to keep the RML Chevrolet cars behind them in Race 2. They have the potential to aim for overall victories soon.
The championship will resume in Austria, at the Salzburgring, on May 18 and 19 for rounds 9 and 10.
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