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World Touring Car Cup

Norbert Michelisz


About Norbert

In 2019, Norbi returns for his second season as our works driver in the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), in which he and team-mate Gabriele secured second place in the 2018 Teams’ Championship. 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 a year later he became the first Hungarian driver to win an FIA organised event with his victory at the Race of Macau.

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Career

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, spending time with the family

WTCR Facts

First Event:

Marrakech 2018

First Victory:

Slovakia 2018

Teammate:
With Hyundai:

2018

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