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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.

The 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship season heads to Qatar next for a thrilling showdown with three prestigious titles still up for grabs.

Rob Huff joined fellow winners Edoardo Mortara and Daniel Ticktum in celebrating their respective triumphs in Macau this afternoon.

A faultless display on his Macau debut has ensured that Thed Björk tops the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers’ heading to the season-closing double-header in Qatar later this month.

Rob Huff made history by winning for a record-breaking ninth time around the Guia street track as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau while Norbert Michelisz cut Thed Björk’s title lead to 6.5 points with two races left in Qatar next month.

Rob Huff claimed the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy to cap a successful FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau weekend for the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport driver.

Former world champion Rob Huff has claimed a record-breaking ninth Guia Race win as he dominated a wet Main Race at FIA WTCC JVCKENWOOD Race of Macau.