The long straights of Monza seemed to threaten the supremacy of the Honda Civic WTCC. The design of the hatchback japanese was a great disadvantage in comparison with the vehicles of the three bodies of Citroën and Volvo. However, Honda got into the fight with a remarkable speed in a straight line and Tiago Monteiro not only got two podiums, but fought for the pole position on Saturday and for the victory in the main race. In this aspect, Rob Huff was very surprised by the pace of the Honda in Monza. The briton, who left Honda at the end of last year to pilot a Citroën C-Elysée, said he was impressed.
In this aspect, Rob Huff acknowledged in statements to ‘TouringCarTimes’ do not expect the level that showed the Honda Civic WTCC in Monza, where even the Civic had more top speed than the C-Elysée at the end of the straight: “This was supposed to be the end of our week and of Volvo and it also meant that it was the worst weekend for Honda, but Honda did a great job during the winter. Monteiro was walking away from me on the straights. It is a pity that we didn’t have this level during the past year, because I think that we would be able to fight truth with Citroën”.
One of the reasons that gives Rob Huff to explain the performance of the Citroën C-Elysée is the 50 kilos of weight compensation that you drag the TC1 of French origin. , At the Hungaroring, Volvo and Honda will receive extra weight because they have built up a large part of the fast laps, and the best result on the grid: “The other guys are going to have some weight at the Hungaroring. We don’t know how much is going to change, but every little bit helps. We have tested in Budapest and we know that we have a good balance in the car right away, but the 50 kilos of ballast that we are carrying we are doing a lot daño“.