The factory team of Honda in the WTCC has dispensed with the services of Gabriele Tarquini going into the season 2016. The veteran Italian rider will lose the role of pilot officer and after three seasons in training, and eleven in the championship, you must search for a new vehicle with which to compete, if you so wish. What is certain is that at 53 years old you could think of a final withdrawal, but Tarquini has ambition to continue to compete. Yes, you do not have a Civic WTCC official the next year.
After confirming the news, Gabriele Tarquini recognized that: “I have very fond memories of running with Honda in the past few years. Respect the decision of the team for the next year and only I’m going to stay with the good times of our seasons together,”. The Italian is also satisfied of his role: “I am proud to have been part of the return of Honda to cars and wish the team all the very best. My main goal is to compete next year,
so I’m exploring different options. In the same way I’m talking with
Honda to be involved in future programs outside of the WTCC”.
This announcement by the team Castrol Honda WTCC puts an end to a stage of Gabriele Tarquini next to Honda in the has joined 17 podiums and 3 victories at the wheel of the Civic WTCC, results that will lead to a total of 20 wins over his career in the championship. With three second places and the title added in 2009, the Italian has not lost the desire and has already made it clear that will attempt to continue to compete in the World Touring car, despite having been a man of reference during these years for Seat and own Honda.