Planet Earth’s finest touring car racing heroes will resume their battle for on-track glory in Argentina.
At the wheel of the Castrol-Civic WTCC Gabriele Tarquini will start on row 3 having finished the qualifying in 6th position.
Gabriele Tarquini took the second race win of the season for Honda, while Norbert Michelisz brought his Civic home in third position.
Wins first race to seal title, while Tarquini takes second race.
Separated by less than 0.15 of a second, the three Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs finished first, second and third in qualifying in Suzuka.
Citroën, on its first season in WTCC and touring car racing, mathematically conquered the Manufacturers’ title.
Tiago Monteiro is currently in 4th position in the FIA WTCC Drivers' Championship.
Tiago Monteiro fought for every one of the 18 laps in the two races at the Spa-circuit.
Four Honda Civics finished the session within this close group with Gabriele Tarquini in 10th place for Race 1 .
The Honda Civic # 18 driver's ambition is to continue to score big points for the Honda and JAS Motorsport team.
Whilst safety considerations must be paramount the drivers had mixed opinions.
In the course of the 30-minute session, the Honda cars improved progressively to take second and third-fastest.
A single lap in Q3 to determined the top five grid positions for race 1 which will see Tiago Monteiro start on the second row of the grid in 4th position with Gabriele Tarquini in 5th.
Honda Racing's Gabriele Tarquini crashed the Citroen party in race one and snagged the final spot on the podium.
The FIA World Touring Car Championship 2014 starts on April 13th on the street circuit of Marrakech.
Also present at this test was the new Citroën factory team and its three very experienced drivers, Yvan Muller, Sébastien Loeb and Pechito Lopez.
Yvan Muller earned his fourth WTCC Drivers' title and Honda took their first Manufacturers’ title.
Fifth podium for Tiago Monteiro, Gabriele Tarquini's day turned into an anxious drama.