Honda adds top trio to the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID
Néstor Girolami, Esteban Guerrieri and Tiago Monteiro are the latest star drivers to join the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID following Honda’s confirmation that it will again be represented in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
Argentine aces Girolami, 29, and Guerrieri, 34, will drive for the Honda-powered ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport team during the 10-event WTCR / OSCARO season, with Monteiro, 42, also at the wheel of a Civic Type R TCR for a full campaign. The Portuguese driver’s team – and team-mate – will be announced in the coming weeks.
The addition of Girolami, Guerrieri and Monteiro – all FIA World Touring Car race winners – increases the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID to 14 drivers with several more exciting announcements due to be made soon. Among those already announced are seven FIA world title winners, including Augusto Farfus, Johan Kristoffersson and Gabriele Tarquini.
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR / OSCARO promoter, said: “Honda’s announcement is not only great news for its customer teams, who can only benefit from having such proven touring car drivers in their line-ups, it’s also really exciting that the level of drivers on the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID has stepped up to an even higher level.
“It’s really good to have Néstor back in World Touring Car racing and what an intriguing story it will be to have him and Esteban – close friends, compatriots and super-fast drivers – in the same team.
“We are, of course, so happy Tiago gets a full season. After all the pain and all the fighting, this is the least he deserves and all credit to Honda for giving him this chance to fight for a world title.”