Tiago Monteiro has received the highest of honors from the Auto Hoje magazine, when they named him the Best International Driver of 2013 in a ceremony held this week in Portugal. This is the 3rd time that the Portuguese driver has received this prestigious award since its launch 11 years ago.

Tiago Monteiro, Honda Civic Super 2000 TC, Honda Racing Team Jas
Tiago Monteiro, Honda Civic Super 2000 TC, Honda Racing Team Jas

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The award was given in recognition of the excellent work carried out by Tiago Monteiro in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC, in 2013. In his first year competing with the Honda Civic, which was also the Honda Civic's first full season in the FIA WTCC, Tiago Monteiro secured a victory and five podium finishes.

Tiago was very touched by this honor. "It's always a great satisfaction to know that your work is being rewarded. The year was difficult, it was a great challenge for me and for the team, but it paid off. This award was given to me, but it is also for Honda because the team did a fantastic job throughout their first year in a complex championship that is one of the toughest in motorsport. I sincerely thank Auto Hoje for this distinction," said the Portuguese driver, who will continue to defend the colours of Honda.

Tiago Monteiro