JACK MILLER GRADUATES TO FOUR WHEELS ABOARD THE CASTROL HONDA CIVIC WORLD TOURING CAR
Honda’s worlds of two and four wheels (Gabriele Tarquini, Tiago Monteiro, Matt Neal, Gordon Shedden and Jack Clarke) came together yesterday in Italy as the Castrol Honda World Touring Car Championship Team joined LCR Honda MotoGP and a raft of new Civic Type R machines.
Selected media and VIP guests from Honda and Castrol (partner of Honda in the Castrol Honda WTCC and LCR Honda MotoGP Team), joined the Japanese marque’s stars at the Circuito Tazio Nuvolari, Cervesina, Italy, for a day of thrills in the new Civic Type R.
The Australian talent Jack Miller put on a show with his RC213V MotoGP machine, experienced the new Type R as both passenger and driver, and received a driving lesson from Tiago Monteiro as the Queenslander made his touring car debut, driving the Castrol Honda Civic WTCC for the very first time.
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“It was an awesome day today, so thanks to the Castrol Honda guys! It was great to get out there and get a go in a race car. I’ve done all sorts of other sports but never really driven a race car or anything like that so it was really cool. You can definitely get a really good feel and I’m pleased that we could get a dry line and the slick tyres on. Tiago was really calm next to me, considering we had a few spins! It really is a lot of fun to drive and it feels really at home on the track. I just want to say a big thank you to Castrol for supporting me in my rookie year in the Motogp class. They believed in my potential and gave me the best products I could ask for to achieve the best performance riding my Honda machine".”