He won the last of the three races of the Portuguese stage of the World Touring Car Championship (WTCR), beating France’s Yvan Muller and Yann Ehrlacher, uncle and nephew, both from the Chinese brand Lynk & Co.

Monteiro came from a difficult start, having won points only in the first of the five competitions, in the city circuit of Marrakech.

In Vila Real, with a Honda Civic more adapted to the uneven floor of the circuit, Monteiro secured a good qualification on Sunday morning, improving eight-tenths of a second compared to the previous day.

This allowed him to jump from 14th place he took off on the Saturday race, the first of the three planned for the weekend, to second place from which he departed for the ultimate race.

With these results, Argentina’s Esteban Guerrieri (Honda) leads the championship with 231 points, plus 25 than Hungary’s Norbert Michelisz (Hyundai), while Monteiro climbed to 18th place with 58 points.

The next race is to take place in Ningbo, China, from 13 to 15 September.