Factory team Honda has confirmed that Tiago Monteiro will miss the third stage in a row and will arrive in Macau next week.
The Portuguese still not completely healed from the consequences of the accident on the tests in Barcelona in September. After missing the races in China and Japan, he fell back from first to fourth place in the standings and is now lagging behind the championship leader Ted björck’s 28.5 points.
“I am very disappointed that you have to miss out on the chance to continue the struggle in the championship. But you need to wait a little longer before I can fully recover – quoted Monteiro edition TouringCarTimes. – I can’t even tell you what it’s like to watch as the title is getting farther from me. All I can do is continue to train and hope to return to Qatar to help Honda in the championship.”
As in Motegi, the Portuguese will replace Esteban, Gergeri.
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