Tiago Monteiro goes through a very sweet moment. The Portuguese, the leader of the WTCC, has everything in his hand to get his first title in the event in spite of the great opposition which they are using pilots as Thed Björk or Norbert Michelisz. Although the battle for the title is the main priority of the Portuguese, Tiago should also manage your renewal with Honda, a manufacturer with that contract ends at the end of the season. In this aspect, Monteiro has the desire to continue with Honda in the WTCC, although the Portuguese pilot does not close doors and claims to have offers from other teams and brands within and outside of the contest.
In this aspect, Tiago Monteiro has acknowledged in statements to ‘Autosport’ the start of talks with Honda Racing: “we have Already begun to speak, the entire time my contract ends this year and there is an option within the same that is done in the next few weeks. So we have already begun to speak. To be frank, my idea is to continue with Honda in the WTCC, in one way or another. I have a good relationship with the brand and with the team, it is my sixth year with them, and even I am an ambassador of the brand in some countries. Is a position that I love“.
Be official driver of the Honda is one of the best possible positions in the WTCC, throughout time the contest has only two manufacturers involved. However, Tiago Monteiro has no problems in recognizing that there are other options, both within and outside of the World cup: “It’s interesting, because I had many other proposals, both of this championship, as from the outside. This is good for me because I have where to choose from, and I can speak from another point of view, seeing that people appreciated my work. It is better to have options and be able to choose instead of not having anything. we’ll see what happens, but I have clear which is the first option“.