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Quarta, 16 Outubro 2019 09:53 | Actualizado em Quinta, 06 Agosto 2020 14:01

Civic Type R TCR on podium at Monza and Imola


Daniel Lloyd and Brutal Fish Racing ensured the Honda Civic Type R TCR ended the TCR Europe season with a podium finish at Monza.
 
Despite the latest Balance of Performance leaving the JAS Motorsport-built Civics without the same straightline speed as some other cars, its excellent mid-corner balance helped the Briton stay in contention throughout.
 
His hopes of a top-five finish in Race One were only thwarted on the penultimate lap when he suffered a puncture.
 
Team-mate Martin Ryba was 21st in Race One and claimed his second TCR Eastern Europe Trophy win of the year, while Brutal Fish newcomers Josh Burdon and Paul Ip scored best finishes of 16th and 21st.
 
Viktor Davidovski and PSS Racing Team scored their best-ever finish with 13th in Race Two while debutant Albert Legutko was 24th on his first series appearance in an older FK2 Civic.
 
In the Coppa Italia Turismo, which concluded its season at Imola, MM Motorsport – who were also supporting Brutal Fish’s TCR Europe assault – were in action with a pair of Civics.

Alessio Aiello qualified third in TCR and finished second in the opening race before adding a repeat result in the finale. Team-mate Luigi Bamonte was sixth in both races.
 
LA Honda World Racing were cruelly denied a season-ending victory in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge after a gallant performance by Colin Mullan at Road Atlanta.
 
Having assumed the lead in TCR thanks to slick pitwork from the LAP Motorsports-run team, Mullan was barged off the track at the uphill chicane at the end of the lap; suffering suspension damage and going through the gravel trap.
 
The suspension broke moments after co-driver Mark Pombo had taken over duties behind the wheel and cost Honda a shot at the Manufacturers’ title.
 
The title-contending sister car of Shelby Blackstock and Tom O’Gorman retired with an overheating issue and ended the year fourth in the points, while the team’s third machine, driven by Mat Pombo and Mike Lamarra, was also a non-finisher.
 
The highest-placed Civic was that of Atlanta Speedwerks’ Todd Lamb/Brian Henderson in fifth, while HART’s Chad Gilsinger/Ryan Eversley recovered from a lengthy spell in the pits to finish eighth. Tyler Stone/Russ McDonough retired the second Atlanta Speedwerks car.
 
Main: Daniel Lloyd, Brutal Fish Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Monza, Italy (credit: TCR Series); Lower (in order): 1 Josh Burdon, Brutal Fish Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Monza, Italy (credit: TCR Series); 2 Viktor Davidovski, PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Monza, Italy (credit: TCR Series); 3 Martin Ryba, Brutal Fish Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Monza, Italy (credit: TCR Series); 4 Paul Ip, Brutal Fish Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Monza, Italy (credit: TCR Series); 5 Albert Legutko, Legutko Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Monza, Italy (credit: TCR Series); 5 Alessio Aiello, MM Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, Coppa Italia Turismo, Imola, Italy (credit: MM Motorsport); 6 Paul Ip, Brutal Fish Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Europe, Monza, Italy (credit: TCR Series); 6 Colin Mullan/Mark Pombo, LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Road America, USA (credit: Halston Pitman); 7 Tom O'Gorman/Shelby Blackstock, LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Road America, USA (credit: Halston Pitman); 8 Mike Lamarra/Mat Pombo, LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Road America, USA (credit: Halston Pitman); 9 Chad Gilsinger/Ryan Eversley, HART Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Road America, USA (credit: HART); 9 Todd Lamb/Brian Henderson, Atlanta Speedwerks Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Road America, USA (credit: Atlanta Speedwerks).
 
About JAS Motorsport
Founded in 1995, JAS Motorsport is one of the world's leading touring car teams and constructors. Initially fielding Alfa Romeos in the ITC, JAS became a technical partner of Honda in 1998 and has been at the forefront of its activities with touring cars and rallying ever since. In 2012, JAS was chosen to develop, in partnership with Honda R&D, the Civic WTCC, with which it claimed the Manufacturers' world title a year later. JAS designed and built the Civic Type R TCR, which has claimed 20 major titles so far (eight with the current model), and is also responsible for the build of the NSX GT3 Evo race car.


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