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Electric Touring Car Racing

Norbert Michelisz


About Norbert

2019 drivers’ title winner Norbi returns for his fifth consecutive season as our driver in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup. Norbi grew up around the smell of petrol, burnt tyres, and brake pads. His uncle – a car mechanic and rally driver – built seven-year-old Norbi his first kart, which he enjoyed driving around the dirt roads of his hometown. Having caught the racing bug, he ventured into the world of online racing. A meeting with simulator racing world champion Gábor Wéber led to an introduction to Zengő Motorsport, and at the age of 21, Norbi tested his first – real – race car at the Hungaroring. Titles and wins in national series earned him an appearance in the 2008 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) season, and two years later he became the first Hungarian driver to win an FIA organised event with his victory at the Race of Macau.

After ten successful seasons in WTCC, Norbi joined Hyundai for the inaugural WTCR championship in 2018. In just his second season with the team, he won the drivers’ title in impressive style. During his four years with us, the Hungarian has amassed a total of seven wins and 18 podiums in the series. Norbi will also take on a new challenge in 2022, competing in the FIA ETCR – eTouring Car World Cup at the wheel of our Veloster N ETCR.

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Career

2021
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (16)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Czech Republic
Final classification: 8th

2020
Several rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (14)
Best result: 5th overall, Race of Hungary, Race of Aragón
Final classification: 13th

2019
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (30)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Germany, Race of Portugal, Race of China, Race of Japan, Race of Malaysia
Final classification: 1st

2018
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (30)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Slovakia
Final classification: 4th

2017
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (20)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Portugal, Race of Argentina, Race of Japan
Final classification: 2nd

2016
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (22)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Japan
Final classification: 4th

2015
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Hungary
Final classification: 6th

2014
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 2nd overall, Race of Argentina, Race of Macau
Final classification: 4th

2013
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Japan
Final classification: 6th

2012
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Hungary
Final classification: 6th

2011
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 2nd overall, Race of Hungary
Final classification: 9th

2010
All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (22)
Best result: 1st overall, Race of Macau
Final classification: 9th

Q&A

Q1. Who is your motorsport idol?
When I started watching Formula 1 in the 90s I didn’t like Michael Schumacher, but after he came back with Mercedes this changed. I admire his character and dedication.

Q2. What are your hobbies?
Reading, hiking and spending the most time as possible with my wife and daughters.

Q3. What is your ideal destination for a holiday?

South America. I’ve never been there so this is the trip I will plan next.

Q4. Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a race driver?
Something related to IT or finance. I have a degree in IT & economics.

Q5. What is your favorite food?
I like Italian food: pizza and pasta.

Q6. Describe yourself in 3 words
Calm, focused, friendly.

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Personal data

Birthday:

8. Aug 1984

Place of birth:

Mohács (HUN)

Nationality:

Hungarian

Interests:

Reading, hiking, time with family

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