Read more about The Honda Civic Type R Just Set Another Track Record at AutoGuide.com.The Honda Civic Type R has set its second lap record at a track, this time at Magny-Cours GP in France.
The new Civic Type R put itself on the map when it became the fastest front-wheel-drive production car to ever lap the Nurburgring with a time of 7:43.8. That record was set in April 2017 and now the Civic Type R has lapped Magny-Cours in 2:01.51 for a record. Piloting the Type R was WTCR driver Esteban Guerrieri, who is competing in the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup in a Honda Civic Type R with Münnich Motorsport.
This is the first record set as part of the Honda Civic Type R Challenge 2018, which will see a team of Honda racing stars trying to break front-wheel-drive lap records at several racetracks in Europe, including Estoril, Hungaroring, Silverstone, and Spa-Francorchamps. A similar challenge was done in 2016.