Why teamwork is key for Honda in the WTCC

Why teamwork is key for Honda in the WTCC

08/08/2017 12:00

It takes Honda 40 people speaking nine languages and running three Civic WTCC racers to be successful in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, as the latest video at reveals.

The Teamwork Challenge, goes behind the scenes with the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team and hears from factory drivers Norbert Michelisz, Ryo Michigami and Tiago Monteiro, Technical Director Duncan Laycock, Team Manager Dario d’Esposito, Physiologist Emiliano Ventura and Team Principal Alessandro Mariani. It’s available from the Road Racing Drivers Club by clicking here.

Meanwhile, Monteiro, the current WTCC title leader, has become the latest ‘Ask a Pro’. Amateur racers looking for advice and tips can put their questions to today’s top stars, including the Portuguese ace, by clicking here.

After 12 races, Honda heads the FIA World Touring Car Championship for Manufacturers ahead of Volvo Polestar. The series fires back into life at WTCC Race of China in Ningbo from 13-15 October.

Norbert Michelisz has received yet more silverware. Twenty-four hours after picking up his trophy for finishing runner-up in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the FIA Prize Giving event in Paris, the Hungarian was honoured a little closer to home.

The top three drivers in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship were honoured in Paris on Friday evening when the stunning Château de Versailles hosted the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony.

FIA World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events has broken with tradition by awarding the prestigious WTCC Nürburgring Nordschleife Best Driver Trophy to not one but two drivers after Polestar Cyan Racing’s factory duo, Thed Björk and Nicky Catsburg, tamed planet earth’s toughest race track in spectacular fashion back in May.

Jean Todt has been re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris today.

Thed Björk will be crowned FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017 at the FIA Prize Giving in Paris this evening. Here are some facts about Polestar Cyan Racing’s swift Swede.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December).