Honda Civic Type R is one of the compact sport with a more radical approach. We already were able to verify this in testing at the circuit of Slovakia Ring (Slovakia). Now the brand nippon has been taken from tour other european circuits to prove what he is capable of. The aim was to mark the best times for a compact of production with front-wheel drive.
The Civic Type R had already gotten the record of the Nürburgring back in 2014 with a time of 7:50.63, although the japanese want to to move out of that habit of all the brands to try on the Ring. Want to prove that your sport is valid for any circuit, and therefore it has been chosen to five representatives: Silverstone (United Kingdom), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Monza (Italy), Estoril (Portugal) and Hungaroring (Hungary).
In just two months have traveled these paths beating marks with the help of the official drivers of the brand. In April, began at Silverstone, with the variant of the Grand Prize. Matt Neal, three-time BTCC, I got a time of 2 minutes and 44,45 seconds in the wet. Days later, this time on dry, improved his mark to the 2 minutes and 31,85 seconds. After you played the turn at the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, where Rob Huff got a time of 2 minutes and 56,91 seconds.
The tour continued with Italy in the mythical path of Monza. There Norbert Michelisz, another member of the team, BTCC, marked a time of 2 minutes and 15.16 seconds. In the circuit of Estoril was going to pilot Tiago Monteiro, but after an accident, was replaced by Bruno Correia. It got a time of 2 minutes and 4.03 seconds in the layout Portuguese. The last appointment took place at the Hungaroring last June 6, with Norbert Michelisz once again behind the wheel. Set a time 2 minutes and 10,85 seconds putting an end to this tour. In response to this challenge, how dare any brand to try to beat the times of the Honda Civic Type R?
Times of the Honda Civic Type R in the five circuits
|04/04/2016||Silverstone (United Kingdom)||2:44.45 (wet asphalt)||Matt Neal|
|23/04/2016||Silverstone (United Kingdom)||2:31.85 (dry asphalt)||Matt Neal|
|10/05/2016||Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)||2:56.91||Rob Huff|
|23/05/2016||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (Italy)||2:15.16||Nobert Michelisz|
|31/05/2016||Autódromo do Estoril (Portugal)||2:04.08||Bruno Correia|
|06/06/2016||Hungaroring (Hungary)||2:10.85||Nobert Michelisz|
Source – Honda