The Portuguese Tiago Monteiro finished in the 11th position the third race of the weekend in Japan of the World Cup of Touring Cars, the WTCR, being in a position to score in the return to the competition after more than a year of absence.
The Portuguese rider had been 15th in the first race of the Japanese race on Saturday. Today he repeated the same result in the second, won by the British Rob Huff (VW).
In the final race of the weekend, Monteiro was more at ease on the controls of the Honda Civic and rose from 15th to 11th place on this return after 415 days of absence due to an accident suffered in September of the year passed a test session in Barcelona.
Italy’s Gabriele Tarquini (Hyundai) took a five-second penalty against compatriot Kevin Ceccon (Alfa Romeo) to win and take the lead in the championship with 291, 40 more than Yvan Muller (Hyundai). tenth and final round in Macau.
Medical advice, Tiago Monteiro, who finished 23.259 seconds behind the Italian, should not be present at the end of the season to avoid any setback that could lead to a setback in the recovery of the injuries suffered in last year’s accident.