Action and reaction. Following confirmation at the very beginning of the appointment at the Nürburgring the exclusion of the Honda Civic WTCC at the Hungaroring and Marrakech by an irregularity in the bottom plane, the official team of Honda in the World Touring car has started its defence. Honda Racing Team JAS has formally presented his appeal against the decision taken by the Commissioners Technicians of both tests, claiming that since the trademark is secure the flat bottom to comply with any appendix to the regulation in relation to its size, weight, shape, and composition.
Honda has refused to front the decision to exclude the four Honda Civic WTCC of the contested trials in Hungary and Morocco. After issuing a statement last Friday, the japanese firm has already filed the relevant appeal to each one of the decisions taken that affect the cars of Tiago Monteiro, Rob Huff, Norbert Michelisz and the private pilot Ferenc Ficza. All the procedures have been carried out through the Automobile Club of Italy (ACI), since that is the agency that should be used by the team JAS Motorsport, as the training that underpins this project and who has headquarters in this country.
despite the beginning of this legal battle, the results of the Honda Civic WTCC in Nurburgring are not in doubt because the signature mounted flat bottoms of the specification above with the aim not to further worsen this situation. With all and without removing the points from Hungary and Morocco, Tiago Monteiro is second in the standings of the WTCC to 69 points of the leader ‘Pechito’ López. For its part, Honda is second in the constructors with a total of 378 points, with a disadvantage identical to its pilot pointer relative to Citroën.