From Stateside to Ringside for WTCR winner Monteiro
Tiago Monteiro will start next week’s WTCR Race of Germany on the legendary Nüburgring Nordschleife fresh from his latest American adventure.
The Honda-powered LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler star was in action in the IMSA Challenge event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, driving a Honda Civic Type R TCR for LA Honda World Racing.
And the Portuguese ace made an instant impact in the JAS Motorsport-built machine by stunning the series regulars with pole position in the TCR division, only to be taken out by a car from another class on the opening lap of the race.
Although FIA World Touring Car racing has been Monteiro’s focus since 2007, his outing in Ohio marked a return to the track where he finished 11th in the 2003 Champ Car Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio. The USA was also the setting of his first and only podium finish in the FIA Formula One World Championship, a feat he achieved in the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis in 2005.
WTCR Race of Germany forms rounds three and four of the 2022 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup from May 26-28.
Photo: Halston Pitman/LA Honda World