Monteiro goes fourth at famous WTCR venue
This is the Honda Civic Type R TCR Tiago Monteiro used to complete a four-hour VLN Endurance Championship race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife yesterday.
Honda-powered WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO racer Monteiro started fifth and finished fourth among the TCR contenders in the 65. ADAC Westfalenfahrt.
“It was a good workout and an excellent opportunity that I’m extremely grateful to Honda Germany for,” said the Portuguese racer. “I did a few laps in a race with a car like the one I’m racing in the WTCR. It was very important for me to return to a competitive level and racing on this track is always a huge challenge. The result turned out positive. We had a few bumps on the way, but these weren’t that important. I got the track time I needed and now I head to Barcelona for the WTCR launch event with my full-season team, KCMG.”
Of the other WTCR / OSCARO racers in action, Benjamin Leuchter set the TCR class qualifying pace in his Max Kruse Racing Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR. Tom Coronel was competing in the SP9-Pro division and finished P18.
Monteiro, who linked up with Dominik Fugel, Mike Halder and Markus Östreich, will be racing again on the legendary Nordschleife when the 25.378-kilometre track hosts WTCR Race of Germany in June.