WTCC World Touring Car Championship 2013
The Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team will start the first race of the 2013 WTCC from the 5th place on the grid at Monza with the Honda Civic WTCC driven by Gabriele Tarquini.
The exciting qualifying sessions showed just how competitive this World Championship is going to be. Tarquini and team mate Tiago Monteiro found it challenging to get a clear lap and the Portuguese will start the race from fifteenth position not having been able to make it to Q2 due to traffic in Q1.
Team Principal Alessandro Mariani explained, “This was such a frantic session we should be pleased with fifth for our very first time in this super competitive field. In the few laps we could run our times came down constantly and 1min57.956sec gives us fifth position for both race starts tomorrow. For sure the weather will be a factor in tomorrow’s race but also the same for every team. We are pleased to be the challenger in WTCC this year.”The World Touring car Championship race day format is for two races, each of ten laps, the first grid uses a rolling start and the second a standing start.
|1||Yvan Muller (Chevrolet Cruze)|
|2||Tom Chilton (Chevrolet Cruze)|
|3||Alex Macdowall (Chevrolet Cruze)|
|4||Pepe Oriola (SEAT Leon)|
|5||Gabriele Tarquini (Honda Civic WTCC)|
|15||Tiago Monteiro (Honda Civic WTCC)|