The Honda team has introduced a new aero kit update for its Civic WTCC in the Nordschleife test, adding the Type-R family face to their World Touring Car Championship challenger.
The Japanese marque's Type-R face lift brings the WTCC car into line with Honda's other touring car programmes in the British Touring Car Championship and TCR International Series.
Honda drivers Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro finished fourth and eighth respectively at the one day test session at the Nordschleife.
Fifty-three year-old Tarquini was able to break into the championship-dominating Citroen pack with a time just 4.7 seconds slower than Jose Maria Lopez at the 21km circuit.
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