The signing of Rob Huff by Münnich Motorsport left a
vacancy in the official team of Honda, hollow that the japanese firm has not
taken at occupy. Next to the almost-known continuity of Tiago Monteiro and
Norbert Michelisz, the brand has announced Ryo Michigami as its third pilot
official ahead of the season 2017 WTCC. In this way, the japanese
he will drive the third Honda Civic TC1 managed by the team JAS Motorsport after living its
first foreplay with the World Touring car last season, when he made his debut on the Honda Civic TC1 that the mark is aligned in an exceptional way in
Ryo Michigami is a pilot of huge experience who has been competing regularly in the Super GT japanese with Honda from the beginning of the century, in addition to adding two participations in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. their 43 years, the WTCC can be the perfect end to his career, and so has rated Honda the time to give him this opportunity. With the background of having a japanese rider in the WTCC, the brand already made its debut at Michigami in the round of Motegi last season, where he was eleventh and seventeenth in the two races with the Honda Civic TC1.
“As a japanese rider, I am very proud to have the opportunity of representing a japanese manufacturer in a world Championship” has stated Ryo Michigami. The pilot japanese also added: “I Am aware of being before a season that will be a great challenge for me, but I will use all the experience I have gained during my career in Japan. I’m very motivated to have a good role throughout the season. I Want to make this project the pinnacle of my life in motorsport and it is a privilege to do so alongside Honda, JAS Motorsport, Tiago Monteiro and Norbert Michelisz”.