Latest news on Motegi
A deserved eighth place for Tom Coronel in Japanese FIA WTCC round
Castrol Honda’s Tiago Monteiro claimed his second win of the season, and the third for Honda this year while championship contenders Yvan Muller and Jose Maria Lopez both failed to finish the race after separate incidents.
Citroen’s Jose Maria Lopez deprived Honda of a home victory after taking the lead from Norbert Michelisz into the first corner at Motegi, leading the rest of the way to take his seventh win of the season.
Campos Racing’s Hugo Valente has been promoted to provisional pole position for race two at Motegi after ROAL Motorsport's Tom Chilton had his lap time from Q2 disallowed for exceeding track limits.
Zengo Motorsport’s Norbert Michelisz claimed a sensational pole position for Honda in Motegi, outperforming championship leader Jose Maria Lopez in the one-lap shootout.
Castrol Honda driver Gabriele Tarquini was fastest for the third consecutive session at Twin Ring Motegi, leading Citroen’s Sébastien Loeb and Honda team-mate Tiago Monteiro.