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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.

Tom Coronel and twin brother Tim have finished the gruelling Dakar Rally in South America, reaching the end of the final stage in Córdoba, Argentina, yesterday just outside the top 30.

Tiago Monteiro, a race winner and title contender during the final season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017, has received Portugal’s Sport Merit Award.

Comtoyou Racing has signed its second FIA World Touring Car Cup contender in as many days with the addition of Aurélien Panis to its WTCR line-up for 2018.

WTCR Q&A: Denis Dupont

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The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

Belgium’s motorsport federation, the RACB, has identified the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup as the ultimate international launch pad for its young star driver, Denis Dupont.

The man behind the Honda Civic Type R TCR project hopes several examples of the car will be on the grid when the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup begins in Morocco on 7 April.