In front of a large audience, Hideo Sato, general manager of Honda Motor Sport Division, Daisuke Horiuchi, chief engineer for the development of the Civic WTCC car, Alessandro Mariani, team principal of Honda Racing Team JAS and the driver Tiago Monteiro, addressed the floor.
“Our goal is clear: fighting for the World Championship from next year. We haven’t fixed any goal for these three participations in the current season, but our priority is to use these race meetings to develop the car for next year,” Sato said.
And Mariani echoed: “It is very important to measure ourselves against the competitors at real race meetings. We are very curious to see where we are compared to the others. And especially to the Chevrolet cars.”