The Honda Civic Type R continues to set records and Honda has confirmed that the hot hatch has set a new record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit in France. The Civic Type R was driven by WTCR driver Esteban Guerrieri, who set a 2 minutes and 1.51 seconds lap record.
The Magny-Cours GP circuit is a 2.73 mile track with a mix of slow hairpins, high-speed chicane sections and long straights. “The best thing about the Type R is that it gives you confidence,” stated Esteban Guerrieri. “It’s very responsive and gives you good feedback. People call the Type R the ultimate performance hot hatch and we proved today that it really is; the car continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible from front wheel drive.”
Last year the Civic Type R became the fastest front-wheel drive production car ever around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a lap time of 7min 43.8sec.