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2018 Honda Civic Type R - Circuito do Estoril - Tiago Monteiro - Onboard



Honda Civic Type R sets new lap record at Estoril circuit in Portugal, driven by Tiago Monteiro

- New front-wheel drive record set at Estoril, with 2min 01.84sec lap by Honda WTCR driver Tiago Monteiro
- Tiago Monteiro sets new record in standard production car with road tyres
- Fourth lap record for Civic Type R reinforces position as quickest car in its class
- Type R Challenge 2018 aims to break records at five famous European race circuits


Honda has set a new 2min 01.84sec record for a front-wheel drive production car in the Civic Type R at the Estoril circuit in Portugal. The high-performance hatchback was driven by Honda WTCR driver, Tiago Monteiro.

The iconic Estoril track is 4.2km long with two hairpins, a difficult chicane and a very long main straight, which means drivers experience an unusually broad range of speeds over one lap. It therefore rewards cars with a great breadth of ability, that combine fast acceleration with exceptional handling. The Civic Type R proved to be superbly matched to the circuit, with its 320 PS VTEC TURBO engine providing outstanding pace, and its sophisticated suspension and steering systems delivering fast, stable handling, as Monteiro powered his way to a new front-wheel drive lap record.

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Honda Civic Type R sets new benchmarks at five legendary European race circuits

- Honda announces new benchmark times set by Civic Type R at five legendary European circuits
- Lap times achieved in standard production car with no mechanical modifications
- Benchmarks set at Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Estoril and Hungaroring
- Stars of Honda's WTCC and BTCC squad pilot Type R throughout five circuit campaign

Honda's 'race car for the road' Civic Type R has crisscrossed Europe in an effort to set new benchmarks for front wheel drive production cars at five legendary circuits across Europe.

Inspired by the Civic Type R which smashed the front wheel drive lap time at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in May 2014, the Honda team developed this European challenge to assert Type R as the leading front wheel drive performance hatchback.