Honda unveils 2014 World Touring Car Championship Civic's livery

Honda has revealed the new livery in which its works Civics will compete in this year's World Touring Car Championship

Honda unveils 2014 World Touring Car Championship Civic's livery

The team had previously unveiled the shape of its car, built to the series' new 2014 regulations, but has since run the car in a test livery only.

Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro will once again line up for the JAS-run factory team.

Honda will also supply two privateers - Norbert Michelisz at Zengo and Mehdi Bennani's Proteam outfit - alongside its factory effort.

Speaking after testing at Paul Ricard, when Honda ran with new entrants Citroen for the first time, JAS team principal Alessandro Mariani said he was excited about the car's potential.

"When you start testing with a car that was built for new technical regulations, the first thing you must seek is reliability," he said.

"If the car is not reliable, you cannot test properly and this becomes a major problem when you are working on a tight schedule.

"We had a few youth issues and solved them quickly. We were able to investigate a couple of different options in the development, which proved that the car is sound and reacts always in the way we expect.

"Testing is crucial. We have started long after Citroen, but before the others.

"All in all we are happy, because the car is improving quickly and we are now focusing on the tuning set-up for the homologation."

Lada, the third and final works outfit, is expected to reveal its own 2014 challenger in the coming weeks.

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