First WTCC Race of Morocco winner backs new Marrakech track
The driver who won the first WTCC Race of Morocco has given his thumbs up to the major revamp taking place at the Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakech.
Rob Huff took the inaugural WTCC victory laurels in the African city in 2009 (pictured) and has welcomed plans to transform the temporary layout into a 3.0-kilometre semi-permanent facility ahead of the highly-anticipated visit of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in May.
“The changes they’ve made at Marrakech can only make the track exciting, there’s more corners involved, there’s more braking points involved so that means it has to be more exciting for a driver and a spectator,” said Huff, who switches to Honda Racing for the upcoming WTCC season. “I am excited to go to Marrakech to see the new circuit. Although it was quite a straightforward layout before, it was very tough because it was quite straightforward it was easy for everyone to be fast there.”
Marrakech is hosting the WTCC for the seventh time in 2016 from 6-8 May when local hero Mehdi Bennani will once again enjoy a huge following from the Moroccan fans.