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Norbert Michelisz


About Norbert

Norbi has been part of the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing line-up since the first full season of TCR racing for the i30 N TCR. In that time, he has a title each in WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup and in TCR World Tour. 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. He claimed a second world crown in 2023 driving the Elantra N TCR in the first year of TCR World Tour competition Over six years with us at the highest level of international Touring Car racing, the Hungarian has amassed a total of 12 wins and 21 podiums, as well as his pair of world titles.

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Career

2023

All rounds of the TCR World Tour (20)
Best result: 1st overall (Portimão, Vallelunga, Bathurst, Macau)
Final classification: 1st

2022

All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (18)
Best result: 1st overall (Race of Bahrain)
Final classification: 4th

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

TCR WT Facts

First Event:

Race of Morocco (2018)

First Victory:

Race of Slovakia (2018)

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With Hyundai:

2018

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