The Castrol Honda World Touring Car squad has unwrapped its 2016 Civic WTCC challenger at the championship launch and pre-season test at Vallelunga in Italy.

The Honda has been boosted by engine upgrades from new partners MUGEN and is preparing for the 2016 campaign with a new-look driver line-up of 2012 WTCC champion Tiago Monteiro alongside Norbert Michelisz and Rob Huff.

The Japanese manufacturer is currently enjoying an official two-day test alongside its WTCC rivals at Vallelunga ahead of the 2016 season opener at Paul Ricard on the 2-3 April.

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"Getting back into a front-running car for the first time since 2012 has really put a spring in my step," Huff said. "I regard JAS as one of the very best teams in the world at running a touring-car operation, so to be able to come together with them and with Honda for this season is a great feeling.

"As any racer will tell you, when you have a chance to win, you find that extra something within yourself and push that little bit harder. I can't wait for the season to begin at Paul Ricard at the start of April."