Strongly shaken by the violent impact, Tiago Monteiro explained how he felt through the accident... "It was a very fast section of the circuit, over 230 km / h and it all happened in a flash. The tire blew and I lost control of the car.
Weather conditions were a main factor in this weekend's round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC, which took place on the Hungaroring Circuit in Hungary with heavy rain complicating the lives of drivers and their teams. Tiago Monteiro finished 12th in the first race, but did even better than limiting the damage in the main race by crossing the line in third place after a complex and demanding race.
Portuguese driver Tiago Monteiro is to come and support Stéphane Lémeret in the Boutsen Ginion team's Honda. A friendly participation and first-rate back-up to enliven the first race in this new championship. Tiago Monteiro began the WTCC season in real style with a win and two second places in just four races. The Castrol Honda driver currently heads the world championship.
After three podiums and a victory in the opening two rounds of the 2016 FIA World touring Car Championship, WTCC, Tiago Monteiro is hoping to continue his good results this coming weekend in Hungary and extend his lead in the drivers' championship. However, the Portuguese driver is a little cautious about the demands of the Hungaroring circuit.
Tiago Monteiro reached the ambitious goals he set for himself in Slovakia, scene of the 3rd and 4th races of the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC. The Honda Civic # 18 driver secured the victory he was hoping for in the first race of the weekend. In the second, he came close to taking the double, crossing the finish line in second place, just 0.7 seconds behind the winner.
After an excellent start to the season in France two weeks ago, Tiago Monteiro is preparing for the second round of the 2016 WTCC this coming weekend, April 16 and 17, with a visit to Slovakia. Fully aware of his Honda Civic's potential, the Portuguese driver is confident that he can be in the fight for victories once again and be one of the early title contenders.
Tiago Monteiro had the best start to a WTCC season ever this weekend! The Portuguese driver was one of the main protagonists at the Paul Ricard circuit in France in the opening two races of the 2016 championship: fourth and second in two highly disputed events with plenty of action and incidents. Furthermore, he was consistently one of the fastest drivers on track all weekend and now sits in second place in the drivers' championship battle.