The Hungarian roller coaster in WTCR – Eurosport
Eight drivers from Hungary, host country of rounds seven and eight of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup, raced in the action-packed series, which resumes at the Hungaroring from August 20-22.
Bence Boldizs:Retired from rallycross after being spotted by Zengő Motorsport, Boldizs had already done well in his country’s single-make series for Suzuki Swifts. He landed a reverse grid pole at the WTCR Race of Hungary in 2020.
Gábor Kismarty-Lechner:Very experienced Kismarty-Lechner joined the WTCR grid last season after spending more than 20 years successfully racing in his homeland. At the time, then 43, said: “It’s never too late if you have a big dream”.
Norbert Michelisz:The ultimate simracer turned racer, Michelisz is one of the biggest stars in Hungarian sports and became the king of WTCR in 2019. He also won a race and a title in the FIA World Touring Car Championship and holds the record for most pole positions in WTCR with eight first starts.
Daniel Nagy:Entering as a wildcard in the WTCR Race of Hungary in 2018, Nagy was 0.562 seconds behind Race 2 winner Rob Huff in second place. He has since enjoyed success in TCR Europe and now drives for CUPRA X Zengő Motorsport in PURE ETCR, the fully electric touring car series from WTCR promoter Eurosport Events.
Norbert Nagy:A precursor to the FIA European Touring Car Cup in 2017, Nagy moved to WTCR with Zengő Motorsport for the inaugural season in 2018. A decisive podium in Race 2 on the Slovakia Ring – sandwiched between Gabriele Tarquini and Yvan Muller – was the climax. .
Zsolt Szabo:Like Norbert Nagy, Szabó graduated from ETCC for the 2018 WTCR season. With limited experience, Szabó finished in the top 10 at WTCR Race of Hungary and qualified seventh for Race 1 of WTCR Race of China-Ningbo.
Attila Tassi:The youngest WTCR poleman and the second youngest race winner have been racing with the support of Honda Racing since 2019 and playing his second WTCR season for ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport. He made his WTCR Race of Hungary debut in 2018 as a wildcard.
Tamas Tenke:A prolific simracer, Tenke entered the WTCR Race of Hungary in 2019 as a wildcard and finished all three races in a Zengő Motorsport CUPRA, although he did not make his circuit racing debut in the TCR Middle East series. than in January of the same year.