WTCC - Monteiro fastest in Macau test session

Tiago Monteiro and his Honda Civic set the fastest lap in today’s WTCC test session at Macau.

WTCC - Monteiro fastest in Macau test session

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Tiago Monteiro in his Honda (WTCC)

The Portuguese driver topped the timesheets when the session was red-flagged three minutes before the end and not resumed, following an incident involving Darryl O'Young.

Mehdi Bennani made a strong start with a lap of 2:38.340, but his mark was swiftly bettered by Stefano D’Aste’s 2:38.300 and Monteiro’s 2:38.037.

Halfway through the session, Bennani regained the lead with a lap of 2:36.853, before Rob Huff set the first significant improvement being with a time of 2:34.789.

But Monteiro then made his mark with a 2:33.908, which was still more than three seconds slower than last year’s pole position time.

D'Aste set the second fastest lap of 2:34.528, while Huff ranked third.

The session was red-flagged when O’Young spun at the Mandarin Oriental bend and crashed into a barrier.

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