Huff meets his hero

Huff meets his hero

Rob Huff was inspired to race by the late-'90s generation of Super Tourers, so he was delighted to get to drive one at Donington Park. BEN ANDERSON was there to watch him drive Matt Neal's Nissan Primera

Matt Neal's privateer heroics in late-'90s Nissan Primeras inspired a generation of fans of the British Touring Car Championship. They certainly made an impression on Rob Huff, who went on to become a BTCC race winner and, last year, a World Touring Car champion. Today, at Donington Park, Huff will sample Matt Neal's 1998 Team Dynamics Nissan Primera, one of the cars that turned him into a wannabe touring car driver.

"I told Matt about this when I was in Morocco for WTCC earlier this year and he was very excited," says Huff as he lays eyes on the machine that Neal carried to third in the '98 BTCC Independents title race.

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