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Monteiro gets words of support from WTCC racers

Monteiro gets words of support from WTCC racers

11/09/2017 12:00

Several FIA World Touring Car Championship racers have sent words of support to Tiago Monteiro after the WTCC title leader was hospitalised following a testing crash in Spain last week.

Monteiro was due to spend the weekend in hospital in Barcelona before being re-assessed today (Monday) when his return to his native Portugal will be discussed.

Tom Coronel wrote on Facebook: “Eat, sleep and get your ass back in that racing seat. I would like to wish my good friend the best recovery”.

Norbert Michelisz, Monteiro’s WTCC team-mate wrote: “Get well soon, Tiago”, while Manuel Fernandes, who made his WTCC debut at Vila Real, Portugal in late June, simply wrote: “Strength Tiago”.

Monteiro’s Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team said on Friday that it was confident that its driver would return to full fitness for WTCC Race of China from 13-15 October.

WTCC racer Rob Huff received a hero’s welcome on his return to the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone last weekend where he was standing in for friend and WTCC rival Tom Chilton.

FIA World Touring Car Championship racer Néstor Girolami helped Prince Carl Philip to the Swedish GT Championship runner-up spot at the weekend – and said afterwards how his appearance at Mantorp Park had helped his preparations for the upcoming WTCC Race of China.

Norbert Nagy will join three rivals in a final-round face-off for the FIA European Touring Car Cup crown following a dramatic pair of races at Zolder in Belgium.

Norbert Nagy, driving for FIA World Touring Car Championship team Zengő Motorsport, has qualified in pole position for ETCC Race of Zolder.

Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team has issued the following statement on its driver and FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro.

Néstor Girolami will get his chance to race with royalty when he contests the Swedish GT finale at Mantorp Park this weekend in a Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo S60.