Argentine racer Esteban Guerrieri will continue his relationship with Honda in 2018 as he joins Münnich Motorsport to race a brand-new Honda Civic TCR in the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR).
After Honda’s lead driver Tiago Monteiro suffered a testing injury in the latter stages of 2017, Guerrieri, who had started the WTCC season in an independent Chevrolet, was drafted in to replace the Portuguese racer in Japan, Macau and Qatar.
Those outings have led to Guerrieri continuing his relationship with Honda in the 2018 WTCR as he joins Münnich Motorsport to spearhead their campaign.
German outfit Münnich Motorsport will be continuing in the Eurosport-run touring car championship for a sixth consecutive season, switching to Honda machinery which they have previously campaigned in the FIA European Touring Car Cup.
“I felt like last year was a real breakthrough year for me in world touring cars, so I’m extremely pleased to be racing a Honda Civic in 2018,” said multiple STC2000 race-winner Guerrieri. “TCR is the fastest-growing touring car category in the world and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this programme.
“I had some great races against the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich cars in the WTCC last year and it’s clear they can run a very fast machine, so I’m optimistic of putting together a title challenge.”
Honda’s Motor Sports Division General Manager, Masahi Yamamoto, is pleased to be able to continue working with both Münnich Motorsport and Boutsen-Ginion Racing, for whom Monteiro will race, in the 2018 season.
“We are delighted that ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport and Boutsen Ginion Racing have chosen Honda and the Civic TCR for the World Touring Car Cup,” said Yamamoto.
“We are also honoured to continue the relationships with two of the world’s best touring car drivers within the Honda Racing family and trust that JAS Motorsport will provide a state-of-the-art racing car that will challenge for victories regularly.
“With the Civic TCR, we wish for brilliant success from both teams and drivers in the WTCR.”