WTCC - Monteiro fastest in Macau test session

Tiago Monteiro and his Honda Civic set the fastest lap in today’s WTCC test session at Macau.

The Portuguese driver topped the timesheets when the session was red-flagged three minutes before the end and not resumed, following an incident involving Darryl O'Young.

Mehdi Bennani made a strong start with a lap of 2:38.340, but his mark was swiftly bettered by Stefano D’Aste’s 2:38.300 and Monteiro’s 2:38.037.

Halfway through the session, Bennani regained the lead with a lap of 2:36.853, before Rob Huff set the first significant improvement being with a time of 2:34.789.

But Monteiro then made his mark with a 2:33.908, which was still more than three seconds slower than last year’s pole position time.

D'Aste set the second fastest lap of 2:34.528, while Huff ranked third.

The session was red-flagged when O’Young spun at the Mandarin Oriental bend and crashed into a barrier.