His 2:01.5 lap bests the 2:06.4 set by the old Civic Type R along with embarrassing the more powerful, . Of course, the FWD lap record falls laughably short of the circuit’s overall lap record, a 1:15.37 set by Michael Schumacher during the 2004 French Grand Prix. “The best thing about the Type R is that it gives you confidence. 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,” said Guerrieri, who pilots a Civic TCR in the World Touring Car Cup.