WTCC - WTCC debutants Honda win Manufacturers’ Championship

Gabriele Tarquini’s victory in the second race at Sonoma meant that Honda mathematically grabbed the WTCC Manufacturers’ Championship on their first full season in the series.

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Gabriele Tarquini won round 18 as Honda took the title

Tarquini made a return to the winner’s circle nearly five months after his first victory at the wheel of the Honda Civic, meaning his team wrapped up the title with three race meets left.

"The Manufacturers’ title is a great reward for everyone who has worked so hard on this programme, whether at the tracks or in Japan, Italy and Hungary," William de Braekeleer, Motorsport Manager Honda Motor Europe, said.

"We are really happy in this first year we could get already two victories, two pole positions and 12 other podium results.

"This title is a nice present to be offered to Honda when we visit Japan in two weeks."

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