Home favourite Attila Tassi will headline the quartet of Honda Racing drivers hungry to get back on track when the WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup heads to Hungary this weekend.
Following the decision to call off the two races during the Race of Germany weekend at the Nürburgring Nordschleife on safety grounds, the Hungaroring event marks the second round proper of the 2022 season.
It is also the first in a run of five WTCR rounds in the space of nine weekends as part of a packed European leg of the season.
The 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring is a circuit at which the Civic Type R TCR has traditionally been strong, though expectations are being tempered by the fact that the car is set to carry the maximum 40kg compensation weight.
That is based on its performance in the Pau season opener, despite points being awarded for qualifying - the session that influences the compensation weight - at the Nürburgring, where the best Type R TCR was eighth fastest.
LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler driver Attila is looking for a clean weekend to get his season on track.
The Hungarian, who showed impressive speed both in Pau and at the Nürburgring, made his WTCR debut at his home venue in 2018 and a year earlier won twice at the track in a Civic Type R TCR in the TCR International Series.
Team-mate Tiago Monteiro was also a winner at the Hungaroring in 2017, driving a JAS Motorsport-built Civic WTCC to first place in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.
Like Attila, Tiago is in search of a consistent weekend as he looks to move up the points table.
In the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport stable, Nestor Girolami heads to Hungary as the Championship leader, thanks to his pole position and victory in Pau last month.
‘Bebu’ enjoyed one of his finest outings as a Honda Racing driver at the Hungaroring in 2019, as he took a double victory on only his second weekend in the WTCR.
His team-mate Esteban Guerrieri also boasts his own brace at the track from 2020, a year when the four Honda Racing drivers locked out the top four in qualifying.
Esteban will start the weekend third in the standings, seven points shy of Nestor and just one behind second place.