Tiago Monteiro heads into the final rounds of the 2011 FIA World Touring Car Championship at the Circuito da Guia in Macau, hoping for a change in fortune which has seen him drop out of contention for fourth in the Championship.
The 6.117 kilometer Guia street circuit is renowned for some of the most exciting racing in recent seasons and Monteiro has special memories of the circuit and he hopes to finish 2011 with a flourish and secure a podium finish.
Like in 2010, Monteiro is once again joined by Andre Couto in the SUNRED team, and he is pleased to have Couto alongside him once again: “The Macau race has its own charm which I am very sensitive to. In particular, I am very happy that Andre Couto will be with us again this year.”
The Portuguese racer is hoping to avoid the misfortunes which have plagued him throughout the second half of the season – misfortune which meant he lost out on the chance to fight for fourth overall and best of the rest.
“For me, a good result would be a podium. I have nothing left to lose and therefore I will do the most I can to achieve this goal,” said Monteiro, before adding: “I am aware that the competition will be strong and it won’t be able to reach our goals, but I will try to do the best job possible. We will have an idea of our competitiveness during the first tests. I am confident.”