The expansion of motorsport, in this decade, has meant that the FIA has under its guardianship different world, growing its sales in recent years. In the present up to eight categories are awarded the title of World FIA. The most known are the World of Formula 1, Touring car (WTCC), Endurance (WEC) and Rally (WRC), although in this group there is also the World of Karting, Rallycross, Cross-Country and Formula E. Various categories with different philosophies that compete in circuits, tracks, urban, sections of the roads and tracks or cross country. And until now, had never been led by a pilot luso.
With his victory in the ‘Opening Race’ of Slovakia Ring and a second position in the sleeve main, Tiago Monteiro has been placed at the front of the WTCC, being the first Portuguese to lead a Global AIF. An achievement that comes from the hand of his eighth triumph in the World of passenger Cars, a category in which this weekend also added your podium number 33. In addition, Tiago Monteiro is the first leader of the WTCC, which competes with Honda Racing, despite the fact that through its ranks has passed Gabriele Tarquini (champion in 2009), and currently competes Rob Huff (champion, 2012).
After becoming the first Portuguese rider in spearheading a Global FIA, Tiago Monteiro was very happy with his leadership, helped by 77 points, one more than that sum ‘Pechito’ López: “We’ve had two incredible racing, with great competition and with two excellent results. could Not have gone better for the weekend. Everything was perfect. It was important to score points at Slovakia Ring, but this result far exceeded my expectations. I don’t have words to describe the pride of being the first Portuguese to lead the qualifying of the WTCC, which is one of the major championships that there are”.