The WTCC has come to its equator and makes it across the ‘pond’ to compete in Argentina, in the always complex Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo. The contest comes to american land with equality by bander , with seven aspirants to the title separated by 37 points. Between them by the time highlights Tiago Monteiro as the leader of the WTCC, although its advantage over the swede Thed Björk is reduced to four points. It is for this reason that one of the major objectives of the Portuguese pilot of Honda is to retain and consolidate its leadership in the design argentino. A task that will not be easy.
in spite of this, Tiago Monteiro arrives with great confidence in its possibilities and in the competitive level of a Honda Civic WTCC has improved substantially in speed in straight line is referred to, an aspect that made him suffer very much in 2016 on the long straight back from the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo: “To be the leader of the drivers’ championship at the end of the european period was the first goal and is achieved. Although it is true that nobody wins nothing for leading half of the path, so that the work continues race after race. we Must continue to be very strong in Argentina“.
Tiago Monteiro hopes that the fifth visit of the WTCC at Termas de Rio Hondo to have a positive balance to their interests, and step to give more value to the double podium finish in Vila Real, a result which in turn overturned the disastrous weekend at the Nürburgring. In this aspect, the Portuguese explained: “I like the circuit of Termas de Rio Hondo and I finished among the first six in seven of the eight races of the WTCC, held there. Therefore, I am full of confidence to score a lot of points and strengthen my position in the championship”.