Macau: Tiago Monteiro preview

Tiago Monteiro to dispute the WTCC finale SEAT aiming for two titles in Macau Tiago Monteiro has arrived in Macau, a former Portuguese colony, in order to take part in the FIA World Touring Car Championship finale this coming weekend. The...

Tiago Monteiro to dispute the WTCC finale

SEAT aiming for two titles in Macau

Tiago Monteiro has arrived in Macau, a former Portuguese colony, in order to take part in the FIA World Touring Car Championship finale this coming weekend. The driver from Oporto will have a central role to play in the defence of SEAT Sport's two titles as two SEAT drivers and two BMW contenders are still fighting it out for the drivers title, so Jordi Gene, Rickard Rydell and Tiago Monteiro will aim to help their teammates, Yvan Muller and Gabriele Tarquini, who currently occupy the first two places of the classification finish on top.

"Once again the fight for the title will go all the way to the finale of the FIA WTCC. This shows that the performances are really close. The races will be extremely important because two drivers from our team are still able to be crowned and SEAT Sport can also clinch the title in the constructors championship," Tiago explains, "Traditionally Macau suits BMW better than us but we'll have our assets and I know I will play a key role in the team strategy which is normal in a situation like this. We are professional drivers, we work together with the same aim and sometimes you have to redirect your effort in one way in order to secure the best results for the team instead of trying to fight for the win. It is clear I want to get a good result for the two last races of the year on a track which is among my favourite and where I have always enjoyed myself a lot."

The 29 cars that will race on the streets of Macau for the FIA WTCC finale have already arrived at their destination where they were met by rain and wind, a scenario that it not that common for the area. The sky should be clear as from Thursday with maximum temperatures bordering around the 20o.C mark. Qualifying will begin on Friday at 7:45 and can be followed live on Eurosport, just like the races, that will get underway on Sunday November 22 at 4:00 and 5:00

-credit: tiagomonteiro.com

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Series WTCC
Drivers Tiago Monteiro , Yvan Muller , Rickard Rydell , Gabriele Tarquini