From November 16 to 18, the legendary circuit of Macau will host the final race of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC, for the 2012 season. Tiago Monteiro has one final opportunity to test the new Honda Civic in race conditions before undertaking the car's development process before the start of the 2013 racing season.
"This is probably the craziest race of the year for several reasons: the media attention, a demanding track and the danger. These are the ingredients that make it unique. Ever since I have been in the WTCC, I've always been good on the Guia circuit, and I hope that this will be the case again this year because I love this track," said the Portuguese driver.
The development of the Honda Civic remains a priority for Honda, JAS Motorsport and Tiago Monteiro, but getting a good result is in the heart of every driver and Tiago is no exception... "I want to score points for the season finale. We achieved this regularly so far and I think it's possible. But there are forecasts that rain could complicate the course of the weekend and we can't forget that this is a street circuit where the asphalt is slippery and generally in poor condition," he explained.
From the beginning of Honda's presence in the FIA WTCC this season the main objective is the collection of very valuable data. "We respect our program which is centered around data collection and the accumulation of miles. We still have a lot of parameters that need to be analyzed and these races are the last opportunity of the season to do that. We must do our utmost to prepare for the 2013 season."
The Macau races will be broadcast live on Eurosport at 3 and 4 o'clock on Sunday, November 18th.