Terça-feira, 20 de Junho de 2017

Honda ready for WTCC street fight in Portugal

 

"Honda ready for WTCC street fight in Portugal

WTCC Race of Portugal

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Circuito Internacional de Vila Real, Portugal

Honda continues its fight for the FIA World Touring Car Championship on the streets of Vila Real, Portugal, this weekend with three drivers hungry for success.

Having crossed the line first at every street circuit since the start of 2016, the Civic WTCC is aiming to power Tiago Monteiro, Norbert Michelisz and Ryo Michigami to strong results as the season reaches its midway point.

Tiago’s victories in Morocco and Hungary have put him second in the Drivers’ Championship, just two points away from the top spot.

Having grown up in the Douro region in which Vila Real is located, the Portuguese driver was treated to a hero’s reception at his home circuit last year when he claimed a hugely emotional victory. Should he repeat the achievement, it would be a fourth win of his WTCC career in Portugal.

After twice being taken out of victory contention by contact from rival cars, Norbert leapt back into title contention with a strong second-place finish at the Nurburgring last month.

Seventh in the Drivers’ Championship, the Hungarian is within a Main Race win’s worth of points of the series lead and has already put his recent bad luck behind him as the WTCC embarks upon its final European-based event of 2017.

Norbert has finished on the podium in Vila Real in each of the past two seasons and is aiming to repeat that achievement this weekend as he continues his surge back up the points table.

Unlike Tiago and Norbert, Ryo has never raced at the Circuito Internacional de Vila Real, but has been learning the layout on a Simulator as he prepares to do battle on the streets and add to his current points tally.

New to the Honda Racing Team JAS driver – and all the competitors – this weekend is the addition of a ‘joker lap’; the first time such an innovation has been used in an FIA World Championship circuit-racing series.

An alternative route through the final corner has been added, which each driver must use once during races; the aim being to increase the likelihood of overtaking on the narrow 4.6km circuit and create an additional action spot for fans as drivers employ different strategies.

The Hondas will all carry 50kg of compensation weight this weekend, making them 20kg lighter than they were in Germany last time out.

 

 

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“I can’t wait to race in Portugal; it’s an annual highlight. The Douro valley is my home and the support I get there is just incredible. Winning last year was one of the best moments of my career and seeing the thousands of people around the podium who came out to celebrate with me was a moment I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I’d love to repeat that, both for the special feelings and to strengthen my fight for the championship. Qualifying will be critical, as it was last year, because overtaking is very tough on narrow street tracks like Vila Real, but the ‘joker lap’ will certainly spice things up in this area.”

- Castrol Honda WTCC
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Norbert Michelisz 5

“After a run of bad luck in Italy and Hungary, I feel like we got ourselves back on-track in Germany with a strong podium finish, and I don’t see any reason why we can’t continue to close in on the championship lead in Portugal. We’ve raced there since 2015 and I’ve finished on the podium in each of the past two seasons. The Honda is perfectly suited to street circuits, as everybody can see from how fast we’ve been on them recently, and I’m confident that we can score a lot of points and continue the battle this weekend. I’m also very interested to see how the ‘joker lap’ will work. The WTCC should be praised for attempting new things like this. I hope we can use it to our advantage.”

- Castrol Honda WTCC
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“Once again we head to a new circuit for me in Vila Real. I’ve done some training on the simulator, so I know my way round now, but it’s no substitute for the real thing, so I’m very excited to take to the track for the first time on Saturday morning. I’ve had pretty bad luck recently, but I’m feeling reasonably confident about this weekend as Marrakech – the last street circuit we visited – went very well for me and we have a reduced compensation weight of 50kg for this event, which will help our performance.”

- Honda Racing Team JAS"

 


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#ACELERA VILA REAL dia 20

#ACELERA VILA REAL dia 20

TiagosWorld18

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"Contagem decrescente para a Corrida de Portugal em Vila Real no próximo fim de semana! Correr em casa é uma sensação incrível por poder estar tão perto de quem acredita em nós e nos apoia! Este ano, em conjunto com os meus parceiros, montámos um espaço fisico dedicado a todos os fãs: o TiagosWorld18! Teremos mais novidades durante a semana e convido todos a passarem por lá e experimentarem algumas das actividades que estamos a preparar para vocês!

Countdown for the Race of Portugal! Racing at home is an incredible sensation as I feel surrounded by so many people who believes in me and has my back no matter what! This year, together with my partners, we are creating a special space dedicated to all the fans: TiagosWorld18!
We’ll keep you posted with more news during the week and I invite you all to visit us there and try out some of the activities we’re preparing for you!#tiagosworld18"

By;

Tiago Monteiro

 


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Sábado, 17 de Junho de 2017

Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic WTCC

Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic WTCC

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#ACELERA VILA REAL dia 17

 #ACELERA VILA REAL dia 17

Apresentação oficial do 47 Circuito Internacional de Vila Real

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Manuel Pedro Fernandes no terceiro Lada Vesta WTCC com o nº 22

ENTRY LIST

Team

Driver (Nationality)

Car

3

Sébastien Loeb Racing

Tom Chilton (GBR) T

Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 

5

Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team

Norbert Michelisz (HUN)

Honda Civic WTCC

8

Zengő Motorsport

Aurélien Panis (FRA) T

Honda Civic WTCC

9

ROAL Motorsport

Tom Coronel (NLD) T

Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

12

ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport

Rob Huff (GBR) T

Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 

18

Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team

Tiago Monteiro (PRT)

Honda Civic WTCC

22

RC Motorsport

Manuel Fernandes (PRT) T

LADA Vesta WTCC

24

RC Motorsport

Kevin Gleason (USA) T

LADA Vesta WTCC

25

Sébastien Loeb Racing

Mehdi Bennani (MAR) T

Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 

27

Sébastien Loeb Racing

John Filippi (FRA) T

Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 

34

Honda Racing Team JAS

Ryo Michigami (JPN)

Honda Civic WTCC

61

Polestar Cyan Racing

Néstor Girolami (ARG)

Volvo S60 Polestar

62

Polestar Cyan Racing

Thed Björk (SWE)

Volvo S60 Polestar

63

Polestar Cyan Racing

Nicky Catsburg (NLD)

Volvo S60 Polestar

68

RC Motorsport

Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) T

LADA Vesta WTCC

86

Campos Racing

Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) T

Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1

99

Zengő Motorsport

Dániel Nagy (HUN) T

Honda Civic WTCC

 

 

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Conferência de imprensa da corrida do Circuito Internacional de Vila Real que é já no próximo fim de semana. O gang de Portugal 🇵🇹 pronto para esta grande festa / corrida!

Vila Real Press Conference! The Portuguese Gang ready for it 🇵🇹#PORTUGUESEPOWER #vilareal #tiagosworld18 #honda#thepowerofdreams

 Tiago Monteiro

 


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Sexta-feira, 16 de Junho de 2017

#ACELERA VILA REAL dia 16

#ACELERA VILA REAL dia 16

 

Na mão uma bandeira, 

dia 24 e 25 a cidade inteira...

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Quarta-feira, 14 de Junho de 2017

#ACELERA VILA REAL dia 14

#ACELERA VILA REAL dia 14

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Rafael Lobato e Tiago Monteiro segundo Jorge Marinho 

 

 


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Quarta-feira, 31 de Maio de 2017

18 Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team - Tiago Monteiro (PRT) - Honda Civic WTCC

18 Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team - Tiago Monteiro (PRT) - Honda Civic WTCC

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Falta menos de 1 mês! Reservem o fim-de-semana de 23 a 25 de Junho e preparem-se! Conto com o vosso apoio para recuperar a liderança do campeonato! #tiagosworld18 — em Circuito Internacional de Vila Real.

 

 

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O ano passado acabou assim! Incrivel, único e indiscritivel. Tanto apoio na maior vitória da minha carreira! Este ano está a chegar o Circuito Internacional de Vila Real - 23 a 25 Junho!

Last year we did in style! Amazing win in front of my people! It´s coming the Vila Real race! 23 to 25 June!


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Quinta-feira, 25 de Maio de 2017

WTCC Nordschleife

WTCC Nordschleife 

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It´s coming this weekend. The most challenging and dangerous race of the world in the green hell! #tiagosworld18 #greenhell #nordschleife

Pois é, é já este fim de semana. A corrida mais desafiante e perigosa do mundo no Inferno Verde! #honda #thepowerofdreams

As corridas terão transmissão em directo no Eurosport no sábado pelas 10.15 e 11.15h.

 

Honda head to the legendary Nurburgring in Germany this weekend aiming to maintain their strong early-season form in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

The Race of Germany takes place on the daunting 25.9-kilometre Nordschleife; acknowledged as the most challenging circuit in Europe, and is certain to provide a monumental fight for victory and no margin for error.

Two wins and four podiums from the opening three rounds have allowed Portuguese racer Tiago Monteiro to open up a 38-point lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

He is aiming to add to the podium finish he achieved at the Nurburgring in 2015 in a bid to preserve his advantage.

His Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team-mate Norbert Michelisz plans to bounce back from two frustrating weekends in which he has been denied potential race wins have been due to early-race incidents that were no fault of his own.

The Hungarian, who is eighth in the points, scored a double podium last year and is looking for a repeat as he climbs back up the championship table in Saturday’s races.

Fellow factory driver Ryo Michigami will make his first race appearance on the Nordschleife this weekend. The experienced Japanese racer visited the circuit last week to gain experience of the 170-corner layout in a road-going Honda Civic Type R.

The team will use the weekend to pay tribute to Honda World Superbike rider and former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who tragically died this week.

 
 
 
 
 
Tiago Monteiro
 

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“I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season. The improvements made to the Honda during the winter have paid off at every circuit we’ve visited and we have a faster car that performs better with compensation weight than ever before. The Nurburgring has a series of unique challenges with lots of high-speed corners blending into one another, big kerbs and a very long straight to end the lap, so you need to have a car that’s strong in all areas if you’re going to do well.”

- Castrol Honda WTCC
 
 
 
Norbert Michelisz
 

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“I’ve had some bad luck in the past two rounds, but I know that this weekend is a big opportunity to get back into the battle for the Championship. The Nurburgring is an enormous challenge, but one the Honda should be suited to because of its excellent handling and improved straightline speed. Last year I finished on the podium twice, so it’s definitely possible to make up some positions from your starting place if your car is well set-up for race conditions.”

- Castrol Honda WTCC
 
 
 
Ryo Michigami
 

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“The Nurburgring is an incredible circuit – one of the most iconic in the world – and not like anything I’ve raced on before. Hundreds of thousands of fans visit this event every year so I’m expecting an incredible atmosphere and some great racing. I spent a couple of days there last week doing track days in a Honda Civic Type R road car, but with so many corners, it’s a big challenge to memorise the layout. The double finish in Hungary was a step in the right direction for me and the aim is to improve our pace in qualifying and the races.”

- Honda Racing Team JAS

 

 

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Free practice 1 flash! ⤵️
Michelisz Norbert went quickest in Free Practice 1 at FIA WTCC Race of Germany this evening, holding on during a dramatic moment near the end of the 60-minute session on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Michelisz’s 8m43.255s was 0.819s faster than testing pacesetter Rob Huff but the Honda Racing WTCC driver ended up parked on the side of the track with a reported front-right puncture, having narrowly avoided striking barriers when he briefly went off.

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Nick Catsburg topped Free Practice 2 at FIA WTCC Race of Germany on Friday morning, lapping underneath the qualifying record on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. 👌🏻⬇️
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— em Nürburgring.

Nicky Catsburg topped Free Practice 2 at FIA WTCC Race of Germany on Friday morning, lapping underneath the qualifying record on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The Volvo Cyan Racing driver achieved an 8m34.813s at the end of the 60-minute session, going more than two seconds faster than Norbert Michelisz had managed just a short moment earlier. The Dutchman seemed to be pushing hard throughout, filling the front of his Volvo Polestar with grass after one off-track moment. His time bettered the 8m35.541s of champion José María López in qualifying last year.

Honda’s Michelisz, the pace-setter in Free Practice 1 on Thursday, was a similar gap in front of third-placed Citroën driver Rob Huff, who had sat quickest prior to the chequered flag.

Catsburg’s team-mate Thed Björk took fourth, while Nordschleife newcomer Esteban Guerrieri went fifth late on and was second to Huff in WTCC Trophy.

World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro was sixth in front of Tom Chilton, Nestor Girolami, Tom Coronel and Mehdi Bennani.

Yann Ehrlacher returned to action following his heavy crash in Free Practice 1, after his RC Motorsport team worked overnight to repair the car to enable the young Frenchman to get some laps in before qualifying, which will start at 12h45 local time

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 Girolami grabs WTCC Opening Race pole at the Nürburgring

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Argentinian duo and Nürburgring Nordschleife rookies Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri will share the front row of the grid for the Opening Race at FIA WTCC Race of Germany.

The pair swapped positions at the end of qualifying when Guerrieri improved his lap to go ninth quickest. That put Girolami 10th and on provisional pole for the Opening Race, and the Volvo Polestar driver was able to keep hold of the position.

He will hope to join Guerrieri as a World Touring Car Championship race-winner in the first of Saturday’s races on the legendary German track at 11h20 local time.

Mehdi Bennani and Tom Coronel will share the second row of the grid, with Tom Chilton and Thed Björk on row three.

 

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WTCC MAC3 flash: Volvo Polestar on top over a tense lap of the Nordschleife

 
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Team Volvo Polestar scored its third Manufacturers Against the Clock team time trial win of the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship over a lap of the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife.

On the mammoth 25.378-kilometre circuit, WTCC MAC3 is contested over only one lap instead of the usual two, but it was not without drama for either competing team.

In the Volvo contingent, Nicky Catsburg suffered from a bad vibration on his car, but the Polestar Cyan Racing trio, which also included Néstor Girolami and Thed Björk, were still able to triumph.

For Team Honda, Tiago Monteiro carried a damper problem that he suffered at the end of the qualifying session, leaving him wary of using the kerbs as he chased Ryo Michigami and Norbert Michelisz around the track.

The 12 points gained allows Volvo Polestar to add to its narrow manufacturers’ championship lead over Honda, which scored eight points.

 

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P7 and P4 for tomorrow's races. We can fight from here. Important is to stay out of trouble and bring home good points for the championship. Well done to my team mate Norbert with a superb pole position! #tiagosworld18#nordschleife #honda #thepowerofdreams #hondafamily

 Tiago Monteiro

 

 
26 May 2017

WTCC 2017

Michelisz takes pole for Honda in Germany

WTCC Race of Germany

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Honda claimed a second pole position of the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season thanks to a sensational late effort from Norbert Michelisz at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany.

The Hungarian, who began the day eighth in the Drivers’ Championship, had set top-two times in all of Thursday and Friday’s running ahead of qualifying, and then blasted around the 170-corner track, known as ‘Green Hell’ over half a second faster than anybody else in his Civic WTCC.

It was Norbert’s first pole position of the year and the fourth of his WTCC career.

His Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team-mate Tiago Monteiro, who leads the Drivers’ points standings, lapped at a similar pace to Michelisz throughout the session and looked set for an attempt at pole himself, only to suffer a damper issue on his final flying lap.

The Portuguese driver qualified fourth for the Main Race, which ensures he starts seventh for the reversed-grid Opening Race on Saturday with Norbert 10th.

Ryo Michigami, who is racing on the 15-mile Nordschleife for the first time this weekend, made strong progress throughout practice and qualifying.

More than halving the gap to the pace-setters from Thursday onwards, the Japanese driver equalled his best starting spot of the season in 11th place and will start there in both races after an impressive effort.

After qualifying, the fourth MAC3 session of the year took place with the Honda trio finishing second overall

Sunday’s Opening Race takes place at 1120 with the Main Race at 1245.

 
 
 
 
 
Norbert Michelisz
 

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“I’m super happy with the result today. It’s a great feeling to get my first pole as a factory Honda driver. Even from the first lap of practice this morning, I had a lot of confidence with the Civic. We’d been fast yesterday and it was really just a case of fine-tuning what we had and maximising the performance in this afternoon’s warm temperatures. To come to a track that shouldn’t, on paper, suit us, and then take pole is absolutely fantastic and I have to thank the team for their great work. Tomorrow the aim is to win the Main Race; nothing less.”

- Castrol Honda WTCC
 
 
 
Tiago Monteiro
 

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“Firstly a huge congratulations to Norbi, who has done a fantastic job all weekend and deserves his pole position. I’m pretty happy with my speed in qualifying. I wasn’t particularly confident with the way my car felt in practice, but the team worked hard to tweak the set-up and with new tyres we were very fast this afternoon. The fight for pole was very close between four of us, but I had a damper issue on my last lap which means I qualified fourth. I don’t have a target for the races, but if there’s a good chance for a win or a podium, I’ll be sure to take it.”

- Castrol Honda WTCC
 
 
 
Ryo Michigami
 

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“This weekend has been a big learning experience for me because this is such a difficult circuit not only to drive, but to get the set-up right for. I seem to be in the fight for P10 and the reversed-grid pole position almost every weekend and we’re not far away from breaking through, which would be a great result for the team. Today we were good enough for P11 and that puts me in a good position to fight for points tomorrow in both races.”

- Honda Racing Team JAS
 
 
 
Alessandro Mariani
 

Alessandro Mariani

Team Principal

“I’m very pleased for Norbi and his engineers, who have worked very hard to regroup after Hungary and have been rewarded very well with Norbi’s first pole position for us in what was the most exciting qualifying session for a long time, in my opinion. He has a very good chance to win tomorrow. I believe Tiago could have joined him on the front row if he hadn’t had the damper issue on his last lap in qualifying, but again his engineers have worked very well to improve the speed of his car throughout the weekend. Ryo has also shown improved pace as well, which is very pleasing, considering he’s never raced here before.”

- Castrol Honda WTCC
 
 
 
Ryuichi Furukawa
 

Ryuichi Furukawa

Large Project Leader WTCC Development, Honda R&D

“Today we’ve worked very hard and had a strong result with pole position for Norbi. I’m a little disappointed it wasn’t an all-Honda front row because I think without Tiago’s issue, I think it was possible. Ryo is also knocking on the door of the top 10, and if he can keep up his progress, we can start getting poles for the Opening Race as well as the Main Race. Tomorrow our aim is to win the Main Race and maximise the points possibilities in the Opening Race.”

 

 

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Corrida de abertura  Tiago Monteiro perto do final, fura, bate nos ralis... e vai junto dos responsáveis da Yakohama....

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 Foi um dia para esquecer... mas digo-vos que estes dias maus fazem-me ficar ainda mais forte. Seguimos juntos para a próxima corrida, a que todos esperamos em Vila Real🇵🇹

Bad days like these only make me stronger 💪🏻💪🏻. We move on to the next race at my home circuit Vila Real 🇵🇹🙏🏻#whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger #baddayattheoffice #honda#thepowerofdreams #tiagosworld18 #nordschleife

Tiago Monteiro

 

 
Saturday 27 May 2017, 12:15 Europe/London
#DRIVERNUMNAT. TEAMCONSTRUCTORTIME/GAP
1 NICK CATSBURG 63 NDL 30 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO 3 laps
2 NORBERT MICHELISZ 5 HUN 23 CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA +3.065
3 ROB HUFF 12 GBR 19 MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT CITROËN +3.401
4 THED BJÖRK 62 SWE 16 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +1.167
5 TOM CHILTON 3 GBR 13 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +5.763
6 MEHDI BENNANI 25 MAR 10 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +11.239
7 TOM CORONEL 9 NDL 7 ROAL MOTORSPORT CHEVROLET +14.614
8 ESTEBAN GUERRIERI 86 ARG 4 CAMPOS RACING CHEVROLET +14.939
9 YANN EHRLACHER 68 FRA 2 RC MOTORSPORT LADA +20.540
10 JOHN FILIPPI 27 FRA 1 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +21.928
11 KEVIN GLEASON 24 USA 0 RC MOTORSPORT LADA +24.245
12 AURÉLIEN PANIS 8 FRA 0 ZENGO MOTORSPORT HON&lt

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Sexta-feira, 12 de Maio de 2017

Hungaroring WTCC

Hungaroring WTCC

3ª jornada do WTCC

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 Yann Ehrlacher

 

 

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 Co driving my father today on his first ever go at the Green Hell Nürburgring Nordschleife! He is on it 👊🏻💪🏻👊🏻 #tiagosworld18#nordschleife #nurburgring

Hoje fui co-piloto do meu pai Edmar Monteiro que guiou pela primeira vez no Nordschleife e também com o meu amigo Andre Seabra! A verdade é é que ele ainda acelera e muito👊🏻

Tiago Monteiro

 

 

 We are looking for the best virtual Touring Car drivers to prove their skills in an Online Championship.

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Honda Racing WTCC takes its first WTCC MAC3 victory of 2017!

 

Honda claimed victory in the third MAC3 session of the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship while Tiago Monteiro secured a front-row grid spot at the Hungaroring.

The three-car crew of Ryo Michigami, Tiago Monteiro and Norbert Michelisz completed the fastest team time trial at the 2.7-mile circuit near Budapest, emerging on top by nearly four seconds.

Tiago’s ninth-fastest time in qualifying ensures that the Championship leader will start from second place in the reversed-grid Opening Race with a great chance to add to the three podiums he’s taken from the opening four races this season.

His Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team-mate Norbert Michelisz, who is racing in front of his home crowd this weekend, was the fastest of the three Honda Civic WTCCs in the session, which began on a damp track.

His sixth-quickest time in Q2 was agonisingly close to giving the Hungarian hero a spot in Q3, but just fell short.

Norbert, a two-time WTCC race winner in his homeland, will start the Opening Race from fifth spot.

Ryo Michigami showed top-five pace in a wet second practice session, but just missed out on a top-10 grid spot. He qualified 12th for the Main Race and will start the Opening Race from 11th.

Sunday’s Opening Race begins at 1235 with the Main Race following at 1345.

 

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Tiago Monteiro

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“On the positive side, I’m on the front row for the Opening Race, which gives me a great chance to increase my Championship lead. P9 isn’t where I expected to be on speed, but the Honda is running maximum compensation weight and in qualifying – the first time we’ve had a dry track all weekend – you can really feel this having an effect on the car. We’ll work out where we can improve things from tomorrow and then attack.”

 

Castrol Honda WTCC
Norbert Michelisz

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“I’m P6 and with 80kg on board, I think it was a fairly decent lap; I doubt I could have been more than a tenth of a second faster today. P6 and P5 puts me in a situation where I can potentially be in the podium positions just by starting well in both races. I’m sure we can find a little bit of extra speed in the car overnight and challenge for the top three.”

 

Castrol Honda WTCC
Ryo Michigami

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“I’m very happy to be a part of a MAC3-winning team for the first time since I joined the WTCC. It’s a very satisfying feeling. But qualifying was tough and I needed a fast lap at the end to make Q2. My best lap in Q2 featured a good sector one and sector two, but sector three was not so good and we need to investigate why. I’m just outside the top 10, so I have a good chance to score some points tomorrow. This is my target.”

 

Honda Racing Team JAS
Saturday 13 May 2017, 14:01 Europe/London
#DRIVERNUMNAT. TEAMCONSTRUCTORTIME/GAP
1 ROB HUFF 12 GBR 5 MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT CITROËN 1:48.264
2 MEHDI BENNANI 25 MAR 4 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN 1:48.591
3 ESTEBAN GUERRIERI 86 ARG 3 CAMPOS RACING CHEVROLET 1:48.896
4 NICK CATSBURG 63 NDL 2 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO 1:48.941
5 NESTOR GIROLAMI 61 ARG 1 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO 1:49.674
6 NORBERT MICHELISZ 5 HUN - CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA 1:48.970
7 TOM CHILTON 3 GBR - SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN 1:48.997
8 THED BJÖRK 62 SWE - POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO 1:49.103
9 TIAGO MONTEIRO 18 POR - CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA 1:49.148
10 JOHN FILIPPI 27 FRA - SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN 1:49.608
11 YANN EHRLACHER 68 FRA - RC MOTORSPORT LADA 1:49.772
12 RYO MICHIGAMI 34 JPN - HONDA RACING TEAM JAS HONDA 1:50.012
13 TOM CORONEL 9 NDL - ROAL MOTORSPORT CHEVROLET 1:50.216
14 AURÉLIEN PANIS 8 FRA - ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA 1:51.029
15 KEVIN GLEASON   USA - RC MOTORSPORT LADA 1:51.335
16 DÁNIEL NAGY 99 HUN - ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA 1:52.238

 

http://www.castrolhondawtcc.com/b23/mac3-win-and-front-row-spot-for-honda-in-hungary/

 

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Yessss! Mais uma vitória 🏆🇵🇹🏆 e aumentámos a liderança do FIA WTCC para 38 pontos. Grande trabalho de toda a equipa Honda, agora é continuar focado e a trabalhar👊🏻💪🏻👊🏻

Yessss! We did it again. P1🏆🇵🇹🏆 and we open the championship gap to 38 points. Proud of my boys from Honda Racing WTCC. Amazing job guys. We keep pushing💪🏻👊🏻💪🏻 #tiagosworld18 #honda #thepowerofdreams#hungaroring #wtcc

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 Quando olhas para baixo no pódio e ves o teu pai a festejar a vitória como se fosse a primeira da minha carreira. Grande orgulho que tenho em ter-te ao meu lado sempre, incondicionalmente! 


When you look down on the podium and you see your father celebrating my race win like it was my first one. Legend Dad

 

Tiago Monteiro

 

WTCC Race of Hungary

Hungaroring, Hungary

WTCC 2017, Round 3

 
Sunday 14 May 2017, 12:05 Europe/London
#DRIVERNUMNAT. TEAMCONSTRUCTORTIME/GAP
1 TIAGO MONTEIRO 18 POR 25 CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA 12 laps
2 TOM CHILTON 3 GBR 18 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +0.768
3 ROB HUFF 12 GBR 15 MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT CITROËN +2.296
4 NESTOR GIROLAMI 61 ARG 12 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +4.537
5 NICK CATSBURG 63 NDL 10 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +5.221
6 ESTEBAN GUERRIERI 86 ARG 8 CAMPOS RACING CHEVROLET +10.308
7 MEHDI BENNANI 25 MAR 6 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +10.893
8 YANN EHRLACHER 68 FRA 4 RC MOTORSPORT LADA +13.183
9 TOM CORONEL 9 NDL 2 ROAL MOTORSPORT CHEVROLET +21.703
10 AURÉLIEN PANIS 8 FRA 1 ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA +37,886
11 RYO MICHIGAMI 34 JPN - HONDA RACING TEAM JAS HONDA +38.532
12 KEVIN GLEASON   USA - RC MOTORSPORT LADA +38.808
13 DÁNIEL NAGY 99 HUN - ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA +39.607
14 JOHN FILIPPI 27 FRA - SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +1 lap
15 THED BJÖRK 62 SWE - POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +2 laps
16 NORBERT MICHELISZ 5 HUN - CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA +2 laps

 

 

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https://www.facebook.com/tiagosworld18/videos/885500831588959/

 

 Tiago Monteiro

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“It’s been a very good day and I’m delighted to have my second win of the year. From second on the grid, the target was to take the victory and we’ve done this, despite carrying 80kg of compensation weight. It’s a nice points advantage to have so early in the season, but we’ve seen from what’s happened to Norbi at the past two races that you can lose big points very easily through no fault of your own. It’s very important to keep building on this at the next few rounds.”

 

Castrol Honda WTCC

 

 

 
Sunday 14 May 2017, 13:31 Europe/London
#DRIVERNUMNAT. TEAMCONSTRUCTORTIME/GAP
1 MEHDI BENNANI 25 MAR 30 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN 17 laps
2 NICK CATSBURG 63 NDL 23 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +0.654
3 TOM CHILTON 3 GBR 19 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +3.553
4 NORBERT MICHELISZ 5 HUN 16 CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA +7.309
5 TIAGO MONTEIRO 18 POR 13 CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA +9.532
6 ESTEBAN GUERRIERI 86 ARG 10 CAMPOS RACING CHEVROLET +10.875
7 THED BJÖRK 62 SWE 7 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +11.865
8 YANN EHRLACHER 68 FRA 4 RC MOTORSPORT LADA +14.547
9 TOM CORONEL 9 NDL 2 ROAL MOTORSPORT CHEVROLET +20.783
10 ROB HUFF 12 GBR 1 MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT CITROËN +21.212
11 JOHN FILIPPI 27 FRA - SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +28.110
12 KEVIN GLEASON   USA - RC MOTORSPORT LADA +31.760
13 RYO MICHIGAMI 34 JPN - HONDA RACING TEAM JAS HONDA +36.582
14 AURÉLIEN PANIS 8 FRA - ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA +51.021
15 DÁNIEL NAGY 99 HUN - ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA +6 laps
16 NESTOR GIROLAMI 61 ARG - POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +0 laps

 

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Monza WTCC

Monza WTCC 

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2º na qualificação e partimos na primeira fila amanhã na corrida principal aqui em Monza🇮🇹 e de 9º na corrida de abertura com grelha invertida. Estamos na luta 

Surprise surprise✌🏻✌🏻 🏁 P2 in qualy and a front-row start for tomorrow's main Race for here in Monza and P9 for the Opening Race with reverse grid. We are in the fight 💪🏻👊🏻💪🏻 #tiagosworld18 #honda #thepowerofdreams#monza #pedaltothemetal

Tiago Monteiro

18268233_766150880225780_7203846986291946265_n.jpgFrom P12 to P6 !

Awesome race, nice fight with Tom Coronel !
Unfortunately got a 10s penalty to cross the line for avoiding a collision ...
Anyway let's fight harder in race 2 !

Yann Ehrlacher

 

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Race day! 👊🏻 Start from POLE POSITION FIA WTCC race 1 at Autodromo Nazionale Monza 😄👊🏻👊🏻 Qualified P10 so that's a reversed grid DHL pole position for the 1st race at the temple of speed 🇮🇹

Tom Coronel

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Honda driver Tiago Monteiro doubled his lead of the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship with a hard-fought double podium finish at Monza in Italy.

The Portuguese driver charged from ninth on the reversed-grid Opening Race to an impressive third place, his Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team Civic showing impressive straightline speed throughout.

He then added a second-place finish in the Main Race to increase his series advantage from seven points to 15 and score the 40th podium of his WTCC career.

Tiago’s team-mate Norbert Michelisz made a sensational start from fifth on the Opening Race grid to climb into the top three and was challenging for the lead by one-third distance.

Unfortunately for the Hungarian, his race ended thanks to a poorly-executed defence of the lead by Mehdi Bennani at Parabolica, which resulted in significant damage to Norbert’s left-rear suspension and a left-front puncture, caused by an immediate trip into the gravel.

Norbert’s mechanics worked tirelessly during Repair Time to fix his car in time for the Main Race, and he rewarded them with a deserved sixth-placed finish, which put him fourth in the Drivers’ points and kept Honda within a handful of points of the WTCC Manufacturers’ Championship lead.

Fellow factory driver Ryo Michigami was less fortunate. He failed to start the Opening Race after due to a misfire on the formation lap, and suffered a similar issue early in the Main Race, despite the sterling efforts of his engineers to get the Japanese driver onto the grid.

 

Tiago Monteiro 18

 

“To score two podiums and increase my championship lead at a track like Monza is pretty amazing. We’ve never been that strong on high-speed circuits like this, but the latest evolution of the car is fantastic and this is a huge motivating factor for everybody because it shows we can be competitive everywhere. After we had such pace in the Opening Race, I was confident I could win the Main Race, but I made a small mistake coming out of the Ascari chicane and Thed [Bjork] was able to pass me.”

 

Ryo Michigami 34

 

“It’s quite disappointing to leave Monza without scoring a point, especially after we showed strong pace in practice. I had a misfire and wasn’t able to start the Opening Race. The team did a great job to get me out in the Main Race, but again we weren’t able to make the finish because of a similar issue. Without this, I’m sure I could have easily finished in the points in both races, because the straightline speed and the balance in the corners was very good.”

 

Ryuichi Furukawa

Large Project Leader WTCC Development, Honda R&D

 

“A tough day because the pace we showed in both races meant we thought we could get at least one win. I think we would have won the Opening Race with Norbi, but for his incident with Bennani and Tiago was also very close in the Main Race. Ryo had top-10 pace too, but had some unfortunate technical issues, which we will go away and analyse ahead of the next race in Hungary. We have still managed to score good points at a circuit we’ve never done very well at before, so it’s OK.”

 

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#DRIVERNUMNAT. TEAMCONSTRUCTORTIME/GAP
1 THED BJÖRK 62 SWE 30 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO 12 laps
2 TIAGO MONTEIRO 18 POR 23 CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA +2.174
3 ROB HUFF 12 GBR 19 MÜNNICH MOTORSPORT CITROËN +2.779
4 NICK CATSBURG 63 NDL 16 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +3.269
5 NESTOR GIROLAMI 61 ARG 13 POLESTAR CYAN RACING VOLVO +6.180
6 NORBERT MICHELISZ 5 HUN 10 CASTROL HONDA WTCC HONDA +6.181
7 MEHDI BENNANI 25 MAR 7 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +9.582
8 ESTEBAN GUERRIERI 86 ARG 4 CAMPOS RACING CHEVROLET +11.522
9 YANN EHRLACHER 68 FRA 2 RC MOTORSPORT LADA +11.877
10 JOHN FILIPPI 27 FRA 1 SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +12.077
11 TOM CORONEL 9 NDL - ROAL MOTORSPORT CHEVROLET +12.836
12 AURÉLIEN PANIS 8 FRA - ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA +16.637
13 KEVIN GLEASON   USA - RC MOTORSPORT LADA +19.306
14 DÁNIEL NAGY 99 HUN - ZENGO MOTORSPORT HONDA +dnf
15 TOM CHILTON 3 GBR - SÉBASTIEN LOEB RACING CITROËN +dnf
16 RYO MICHIGAMI 34 JPN - HONDA RACING TEAM JAS HONDA +dnf

18198258_877998259005883_6224004495865546959_n.jpgDouble podium here in Monza 🇮🇹 with P3 and P2. Such a fantastic weekend and we increased the championship lead💪🏻💪🏻Thank you all for the support and specially to this amazing team Honda Racing WTCC 🙏🏻

Dois pódios aqui em Monza🇮🇹 Fim de semana de sonho. 3º na primeira e 2º na segunda corrida e logo num dos circuitos teoricamente mais difíceis para o nosso carro e com este duplo pódio aumentámos a vantagem no campeonato! Obrigado a todos pelo apoio e sobretudo a esta incrível equipa Honda 🏆💪🏻🏆 #honda #thepowerofdreams #tiagosworld18 #doublepodium#monza #wtcc

 

 


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