This week, Honda began track testing its FIA World Touring Car Championship Civic racecar at the Vallelunga circuit near Rome, Italy, and at a circuit near the JAS Motorsport
facility in Milan. 2009 WTCC champion Gabriele Tarquini is leading testing, which will continue throughout the year. Meanwhile Honda will enter three races of the 2012 season, starting at Suzuka in October, with Tiago Monteiro at the helm. These races combined with the testing will help to further refine the Civic WTCC for 2013.