Honda continued its off-season testing for the 2015 World Touring Car Championship at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain last week, with Tiago Monteiro declaring it a “productive” test.
Honda headed to the Spanish circuit for four days of testing last week, enjoying a productive test despite some rain on Tuesday mixing things up, with Monteiro admitting that the different weather allowed them to try out some different options.
“They were four long days,” explained Monteiro, who finished fifth in this year’s WTCC overall. “[We completed] many laps around the track testing a number of technical solutions. Some worked better than others, but we know exactly which way to go. The fact that we had different weather for this test made it even more productive.”
Honda will continue to test for 2015 over the coming months after a pause for Christmas, with further testing scheduled to take place in Valencia in mid-January.
“We will continue to focus on the work we are doing to develop the car before the start of the new season,” added Monteiro. “We will now take a break for the holiday season, but we will return to the track early in the New Year to continue testing and preparing the Honda Civic as next season is going to be very demanding.”
Also in action at the test was Gabriele Tarquini. Norbert Michelisz was present at the test but did not take to the wheel of the Civic which had been equipped with new for 2015 development parts.