Honda re-sign Guerrieri, Girolami, Monteiro and Tassi
Honda Racing has re-signed its quartet of Esteban Guerrieri, Néstor Girolami, Tiago Monteiro and Attilla Tassi for the 2020 World Touring Car Cup season.
“After a fantastic season in 2019, I’m so excited to be staying with Honda in 2020 and really feel we can push for the title, that we so narrowly missed out on, once again,” said Guerrieri.
“The Civic Type R TCR is a fantastic car in so many ways and I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel for testing.”
Guerrieri and Girolami competed for Münnich Motorsport last season, whilst Monteiro and Tassi were partners at KCMG. The team line-up for 2020 will be confirmed “at a later date.”
Guerrieri was most successful of the four, finishing second overall, with Girolami finishing seventh.
“Three wins was honestly more than I was expecting in 2019 and it’s a great place from which to start my preparations for 2020,” said Girolami.
“Last year I really enjoyed my season as team-mate to Esteban and I’m sure that I can be even more competitive going forwards and fight for the championship myself and for my team.”
The KCMG duo struggled during the 2019 season, with Monteiro finishing 20th and Tassi 24th overall.
“This will be my ninth season as a Honda Racing driver and I couldn’t be happier to extend my relationship,” said Monteiro.
“My comeback year in 2019 was tough as the level of competition was higher than it’s ever been in World Touring Cars and I had to get myself fully up-to-speed very quickly. The win in Portugal and the pole position in Japan were some of the best feelings I’ve ever had in a racing car and I’m keen to add more successes this season.”