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Tiago Monteiro - Honda Civic WTCC - Vila Real, Portugal | Photo ©JLpress Sports/JoaoLamares2017 Fia-WTCC General MotorSports 

WTCC: Interview with Tiago Monteiro

Via WTCC press team As a long-term mem­ber of the Castrol Honda World Tour­ing Car Team line-up, Portugal’s Tiago Mon­teiro, 40, is a firm con­tender for FIA World Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­on­ship hon­ours in 2017. He dis­cusses new team-mates, title rivals and the WTCC’s return to Macau. Apart from test­ing, how have you kept busy dur­ing the win­ter months? “I had some time off with my fam­ily over Christ­mas and the New Year. It was good, just enjoy­ing time with my kids and my fam­ily. After that we star­ted shak­ing down the cars, and there…

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10 CATSBURG Nicky (ned) Lada Vesta team Lada Sport Rosneft action during the 2016 FIA WTCC World Touring Car Race of Moscow at Moscow Raceway, Russia from June 10 to 12 2016 - Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI Fia-WTCC MotorSports 

WTCC Race of Russia: Lada won almost everything in a dreaming weekend at home

WTCC Race of Rus­sia: Lada won almost everything in a dream­ing week­end at home The Lada Sport Ros­neft had a dream week­end at home in the WTCC Race of Rus­sia, win­ning almost all (los­ing the MAC3 for Honda and the best lap for the young Fer­enc Ficza, Honda Civic, with 1.53.843). In the open­ing race hon­ors fit­ted Gab­ri­ele Tar­quini, assisted by Nicky Cats­burg; In the main race drivers reversed pos­i­tions, Cats­burg get­ting his first vic­tory in the WTCC. Gab­ri­ele Tar­quini was clear: “Hon­estly I was think­ing if it could rain we could fight for…

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Tiago Monteiro is back to push hard in the WTCC

Tiago Mon­teiro will look to the 2015 FIA WTCC ROSNEFT Race of Rus­sia for inspir­a­tion as he bids to hit back from his double dis­ap­point­ment at the Nür­bur­gring Nord­schleife last month. Monteiro’s Open­ing Race crash from the lead in Ger­many, which caused heavy bruis­ing, pre­ven­ted him from start­ing the Main Race and left him trail­ing José María López by 69 points in the title fight hav­ing star­ted the event 14 adrift of the Cit­roën-​driv­ing Argen­tine. Honda driver Mon­teiro won the second event in Moscow last sea­son and will be hop­ing for…

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WTCC race of Portugal: 46th International Circuit of Vila Real 2016 | June, 24, 25, 26

WTCC race of Por­tugal: 46th Inter­na­tion­al Cir­cuit of Vila Real 2016 | June, 24, 25, 26 Between June 24 and 26, the WTCC and ETCC will be in the his­tor­ic cir­cuit of Vila Real, Por­tugal. Already in 2015 the Cars World Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­on­ship and the European Tour­ing Cars Cham­pi­on­ship were in this Por­tuguese cir­cuit that receives major racing events since 1931. The suc­cess of last year – the races were watched by 46 mil­lion spec­tat­ors in dir­ect by the TV, and over 180,000 people in the urb­an cir­cuit – turn…

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FIA-WTCC: Honda makes full podium in Morocco

Honda does 1−2−3 in Moroc­co Rob Huff wins and Tiago Mon­teiro closes the podi­um gain­ing 3 points to Jose Maria Lopez After mak­ing 1−2−3 in qual­i­fy­ing, the Honda repeated what it had done and secured the first 3 places in the main race ensur­ing the 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the cham­pi­on­ship. With the rain mak­ing its appear­ance and for­cing all drivers to opt for tires for wet con­di­tions, the race ran without incid­ent with Tiago Mon­teiro doing an excel­lent start, over­tak­ing Norbert Michel­isz and tak­ing the second place, but prob­able fail­ure in…

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