08.06.13

Engine change for Monteiro

The Castrol Honda Team decided to change the engine on Tiago Monteiro’s Civic following the technical problem that spoiled the Portuguese’s qualifying session.

The Castrol Honda Team decided to change the engine on Tiago Monteiro’s Civic following the technical problem that spoiled the Portuguese’s qualifying session.

Daisuke Horiuchi, WTCC Project Leader at Honda R&D explained: “We had issues with the water cooling system. Having analysed the data, and because of the overheating issues, we decided to change the engine as a precautionary measure.”

The change means that Monteiro will be demoted to the back of the grid for tomorrow’s Race 1.