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Michigami will work hard to push hard in the WTCC

Michigami will work hard to push hard in the WTCC

18/04/2017 06:00

Ryo Michigami will keep working in order to go even faster in the FIA World Touring Car Championship after he scored his first WTCC point in Marrakech earlier this month.

Michigami, a long-term member of the Honda Racing family, made the pledge following his second WTCC weekend at the start of what will be his first full season in the championship.

After contact with Rob Huff in the Opening Race at WTCC AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco, Michigami hit back to finish P10 in the Main Race but conceded there is plenty of room for improvement behind the wheel of his Honda Civic WTCC. “I need to continue to work on my race pace at the coming events. I’m sure this will come as my experience of the WTCC increases.”

Of his Morocco experience, the Japanese racer said: “It was a mixed day for me. I’m disappointed to have been taken out of the Opening Race after I’d made a very good start and made up a couple of positions. My rear suspension was broken, but because it happened early on, my mechanics had a chance to get the car fixed before the Main Race and scoring a point was a good result,”

Michigami will continue his World Touring Car Championship adventure when Monza hosts WTCC OSCARO Race of Italy from 28-30 April. Download tickets at OSCARO.it.

There’s a close fight for WTCC Trophy glory brewing as several independent racers battle for top honours at WTCC Race of Portugal this weekend.

Nicky Catsburg will start WTCC Race of Portugal leading the FIA World Touring Car Championship having gone from hunter to hunted after snatching the title lead from home hero Tiago Monteiro at the Nürburgring Nordschleife last month.

Jan Stange cut Alexander Dornieden’s title lead to two points following an action-packed eSports WTCC multiplayer championship counter on Sunday.

With climbs and dips, sweeping turns, blind corners and fast straights, the Circuito Internacional de Vila Real provides a big challenge for the FIA World Touring Car Championship drivers. Home hero Tiago Monteiro is your guide to the 4.785-kilometre lap.

Néstor Girolami will be hungry for a change of fortune when the FIA World Touring Car Championship heads to Vila Real later this week.

Tiago Monteiro got his faltering season firmly back on track with an emotional home win in the FIA World Touring Car Championship on 26 June 2016.