Huff claims pole in Macau

  • Last Updated: November 16 2012, 17:50 GMT

Rob Huff moved a step closer to claiming the World Touring Car Championship title after securing his fourth successive pole position in Macau.

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The Briton was quickest in Friday morning's two qualifying sessions, to grab a further three championship points, before ensuring his place at the head of the chasing pack.

Huff led home his Chevrolet team-mates, and closest title rivals, Alain Menu and Yvan Muller as he lapped in two minutes 29.422 seconds.

"It was a fantastic result. Macau is my favourite track and to claim a fourth consecutive pole position here is a dream," Huff told

"Once again the team did an amazing job and my car was perfect from the beginning. This is all I needed to do - a better starting position and a few more points compared to my team-mates.

"But here anything may happen, and generally it does. And we have seen that one race weekend can change the whole frame, as it happened to Yvan in China."

Gabriele Tarquini marked his last appearance for SEAT by claiming fourth place on the grid for the opening race of two tomorrow.

Tiago Monteiro, who was quickest yesterday, took fifth place and a best qualifying result for Honda since they joined the championship a month ago in Japan.

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