Anyone old enough to remember The A-Team - undeniably the greatest of the many soldiers of fortune that populated 1980s television - will recall John 'Hannibal' Smith's catchphrase: 'I love it when a plan comes together'.
In Hannibal's case, the remark invariably followed the team overcoming huge odds to defeat the bad guys, generally via the deployment of a motorbike-mounted bazooka fashioned from cat food tins.
Rob Huff's stellar 2008 season in the World Touring Car Championship featured rather less in the way of explosions than the A-Team tended to produce - something for which RML, which runs the works Chevrolet WTCC programme, will be grateful. But his final result of third in the championship, first of the petrol-powered cars and with two wins including victory in the final race of the season at Macau, was the product of a lot of planning 12 months earlier.
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