Termas De Rio Hondo Motegi, Argentina and Japan. The WTCC continues its journey overseas with the dispute of his ninth appointment of the season in the country of the rising sun. The path’s japanese Motegi receives vehicles TC1 of the championship in an event that may have two scripts antagonistic and that is called to have two protagonists for this reason. Honda competes at home and in addition to align Civic WTCC extra, expected to curb the aspirations of a ‘Pechito’ Lopez that you can leave the title seen for sentence in the home of his main rival.
The Twin Ring Motegi is a circuit owned by Honda located in the Tochigi prefecture and it consists of an oval and a circuit router is permanent, the latter is the one used by the WTCC’s visit to the asian country. This track features 4.796 meters in length and 14 curves, several of them after long straights. And is that one of the main characteristics of the Motegi circuit are curve-type fork at the first and last sector, what’s that in the background is synonymous with strong braking. The management of the brakes will be one of the keys to the weekend.
As it is logical, all eyes are on ‘Pechito’
Lopez. With 284 in his belt, the argentine arrives at Motegi stroking his
third title in the WTCC, in which you can be one of your last races in the
championship. In addition, the pilot of Citroën also wants to remove the thorn of
everything that happened in Termas de Rio Hondo where his victory was in doubt for
the fault of the team orders of the French brand. With 117 points less,
Tiago Monteiro remains the spearhead of Honda even though each time it has
closer to Yvan Muller and Rob Huff in the general.
In any case, Honda Racing knows that you live an authentic
mass bathing in Motegi and it is for this reason that the firm has not skimped on resources
aligning a fourth Honda Civic WTCC in the official team for Ryo Michigami,
pilot with a long career in the Super GT japanese with clear ties to the
mark. However, it will not be the only new face at Motegi as Nestor
Girolami will be uploaded to the Volvo S60 WTCC Robert Dahlgren, busy this weekend
week with his commitments in the WTCC. Finally, and if the FIA gives the green
well, is expected to debut John Bryan-Meisner with the Chevrolet Nika Racing.
In regard to the weights of compensation, Lada has
a great opportunity to be able to fight in Motegi. However, the Lad Vesta only
you have 50 kilos of ballast for the 80 that add up to both the Citroën C-Elysée as the
Honda Civic, being the first time that the japanese car sum of the maximum ballast.
For his part, Chevorlet RML Cruze TC1 private will have 10 kilos of
overweight with respect to their basis weight, while the Volvo S60 WTCC are maintained
the 1100 kg original fruit of their under performance.
Timetables* WTCC 2016 at Motegi
|Day / Time||Session||Duration|
|Friday 02/09 – 10:00 pm||Shakedown (10′ – 10′)||30′|
|Saturday 03/09 – 01:45 pm||Free Practice 1||30′|
|Saturday 03/09 – 04:00 pm||Free Practice 2||30′|
|Saturday 03/09 – 08:00||Classification (Q1)||20′|
|Saturday 03/09 – 08:25h||Classification (Q2)||15′|
|Saturday 03/09 – 08:40h||Classification (Q3)||10′|
|Saturday, 03/09 – 09:00h||MAC3||30′|
|Sunday 04/09 – 07:35h||inaugural Race||13 laps|
|Sunday 04/09 – 08:50h||Career main||14 laps|
* schedules are adapted to the use time-of-Spain. In Japan 7 hours less.