Brno: Tiago Monteiro weekend summary

Tiago Monteiro on the podium again! The Czech round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship has been very productive for Tiago Monteiro. The SEAT Sport driver contested two excellent races that saw him win as many as 8 positions between ...

Tiago Monteiro on the podium again!

The Czech round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship has been very productive for Tiago Monteiro. The SEAT Sport driver contested two excellent races that saw him win as many as 8 positions between his eleventh place on the starting grid in the first race and his finale third place in the second race. After his brilliant 2nd placed finish in Valencia a fortnight ago, today's result makes it two podiums in a row for the Portuguese racer.

As a result, Tiago adds 9 points to his total and moves up to tenth place in the general classification. "I am really happy. Two podiums in as many race weekends, that' s a good result. I now add 9 points to my personal tally and I also secured some good points for SEAT Sport on a track we knew should not have suited us because of the modifications to the technical rules," explains Tiago.

But if a difficult end to the weekend was on the horizon, the enthusiasm and the quality of the work from Tiago Monteiro and the entire SEAT Sport team soon made it possible to face the adversity and secure the best possible results on the Brno circuit. "We were anxious and not really confident arriving here because of the rpm limitation of our diesel engine and also because of the ballast we had to carry. But we were determined to do our best and the team strategy worked fine. We could defend our positions from attacks from our rivals and we did not make even the smallest mistake which was the key to my finale result."

The next races of the FIA WTCC will be special for Tiago as they will take place on the Boavista track, in Oporto, on July 4th and 5th.

-credit: tiagomonteiro.com

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Series WTCC
Drivers Tiago Monteiro