Tiago Monteiro (Honda Civic – WestCoast) won the last race of the TCR Series Championship, run on the amazing Macao city circuit. The great protagonist of the race was the Stilo driver Stefano Comini (Volkswagen Golf Gti – Team Leopard), who won the TCR title for the second time in a row.
Comini made a perfect job in both races of the Guia Race at Macao, winning race-1 and finishing fourth in race-2, before the rival Nash(Seat Leon Seq – Craft). Thanks to the result of the second race, the Stilo driver earned the second TCR Champion title.
Stefano Comini (2016 TCR International Series Champion – 1st in Race 1):
“Champion again, that’s simply great! Last year I won with my guts, this time with my head… It was a difficult challenge but we made it, and it has really been a collective effort. I want to thank everybody at Leopard Racing, at WRT and at Volkswagen Motorsport, and give special thanks to Jean-Karl, whose help was really crucial this weekend to get the success. It has been a tough season, we had a difficult start with the car, but then we improved race after race. At this moment, I can only say that I am very, very happy.”
Tiago Monteiro (3rd in Race 1; 1st in Race 2)
“The objective was to win Macau and I achieved it. It’s a race that means so much to any driver and a place so special for us Portuguese… I am very happy and it is a revenge on the bad luck when I lost the race one lap to the end two years ago… I knew the competition was going to be very tough in TCR and so it was. Still, it was a very strange and very long race, with so many interruptions, but the few laps of real racing were very intense. I knew I had to attack and did it at the start and the restart in Race 2, and that proved to be a smart move.”