Norbert Michelisz

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Norbert Michelisz
Norbert michelisz spafrancorchamps2014.JPG
Nationality  Hungarian
Born (1984-08-08) August 8, 1984 (age 29)
Mohács (Hungary)
2014 World Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2008
Current team Zengő Motorsport
Car no. 5
Former teams Sunred Engineering
Starts 107
Wins 3
Poles 2
Fastest laps 6
Best finish 6th in 2012-13
Previous series
2012
2009
200809
2008–09
2007
2006
Superstars Series
SEAT León Supercopa
SEAT León Eurocup
Hungarian SEAT León Cup
Hungarian Renault Clio Cup
Hungarian Suzuki Swift Cup
Championship titles
2012
2009
2009
2007
2006
WTCC Independents' Trophy
SEAT León Eurocup
Hungarian SEAT León Cup
Hungarian Renault Clio Cup
Hungarian Suzuki Swift Cup

Norbert Michelisz (born 8 August 1984 in Mohács[1]) is a Hungarian auto racing driver, who currently competes in the World Touring Car Championship.

Career[edit]

Michelisz was the 2006 Hungarian Suzuki Swift Cup champion, and in 2007 he won the Hungarian Renault Clio Cup.[1]

In 2008 he competed in the Hungarian SEAT León Supercup, where he finished as runner-up.[1] He also drove in the SEAT León Eurocup, winning one race at Monza,[2] and finishing 14th overall. The win in the SEAT León Eurocup led to a drive in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, competing in two rounds at Okayama for the SEAT backed SUNRED Engineering team. After retiring in race one, he finished sixteenth in the second race.

In 2009 he was the best scorer in the León Eurocup round at Porto, winning WTCC participation at Brands Hatch. He went on to win the León Eurocup title in September.[1] This won him a drive for SEAT Sport in a SEAT León TDI at the 2009 European Touring Car Cup. He scored pole position and won the first race, but finished the second race in fifth, meaning he finished third in the overall standings, behind established touring car drivers James Thompson and Franz Engstler.

In 2010 he completed his first full season with SEAT León TDI in Zengő-Dension Team. He gained his first podium at Okayama in Race 1 after disqualification of Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus. Last race of the season he won his maiden victory in WTCC at Macau. He finished 9th in the championship with 104 points. He won the Rookie Challenge in that year.

In 2011 he switched to a BMW 320 TC with his Zengő-Dension Team. He scored his only podium finish in the season at Hungaroring.Both races he posted fastest lap. In overall he was 9th again with 88 points.

In 2012 he took his first win since the Race of Macau in 2010, and his first win with the BMW. He was victorious in Race 2 of Race of Hungary, in front of his home crowd.

On 18 November 2012, after the last race (Macau) he won the Yokohama Trophy (Independent Championship) with Zengő Motorsport team, achieving the most significant victory in the history of Hungarian car racing.

Racing record[edit]

Complete World Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 DC Points
2008 SUNRED Racing Development SEAT León TFSI BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1
GBR
2
GER
1
GER
2
EUR
1
EUR
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
JPN
1

Ret
JPN
2

16
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2009 SUNRED Engineering SEAT León 2.0 TFSI BRA
1
BRA
2
MEX
1
MEX
2
MAR
1
MAR
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
ESP
1
ESP
2
CZE
1
CZE
2
POR
1
POR
2
GBR
1

Ret
GBR
2

NC
GER
1
GER
2
ITA
1
ITA
2
JPN
1
JPN
2
MAC
1
MAC
2
NC 0
2010 Zengő-Dension Team SEAT León TDI BRA
1

10
BRA
2

9
MAR
1

7
MAR
2

10
ITA
1

19
ITA
2

8
BEL
1

6
BEL
2

7
POR
1

7
POR
2

Ret
GBR
1

9
GBR
2

7
CZE
1

Ret
CZE
2

14
GER
1

8
GER
2

11
ESP
1

11
ESP
2

12
JPN
1

3
JPN
2

7
MAC
1

5
MAC
2

1
9th 104
2011 Zengő-Dension Team BMW 320 TC BRA
1
BRA
2
BEL
1

7
BEL
2

8
ITA
1

4
ITA
2

7
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

15
CZE
1

8
CZE
2

15
POR
1

8
POR
2

4
GBR
1

NC
GBR
2

12
GER
1

15
GER
2

Ret
ESP
1

7
ESP
2

6
JPN
1

15
JPN
2

9
CHN
1

11
CHN
2

Ret
MAC
1

8
MAC
2

9
9th 88
2012 Zengő Motorsport BMW 320 TC ITA
1

9
ITA
2

8
ESP
1

7
ESP
2

4
MAR
1

9
MAR
2

Ret
SVK
1

6
SVK
2

6
HUN
1

7
HUN
2

1
AUT
1

9
AUT
2

5
POR
1

4
POR
2

10
BRA
1

9
BRA
2

5
USA
1

3
USA
2

2
JPN
1

13
JPN
2

Ret
CHN
1

15
CHN
2

24
MAC
1

NC
MAC
2

21†
6th 155
2013 Zengő Motorsport Honda Civic WTCC ITA
1

8
ITA
2

22
MAR
1

Ret
MAR
2

15†
SVK
1

3
SVK
2

21
HUN
1

2
HUN
2

8
AUT
1

14
AUT
2

3
RUS
1

3
RUS
2

5
POR
1

Ret
POR
2

DNS
ARG
1

7
ARG
2

5
USA
1

20
USA
2

3
JPN
1

1
JPN
2

Ret
CHN
1

10
CHN
2

3
MAC
1

4
MAC
2

Ret
6th 185
2014 Zengő Motorsport Honda Civic WTCC MAR
1

9
MAR
2

DNS
FRA
1

7
FRA
2

8
HUN
1

6
HUN
2

10
SVK
1

3
SVK
2

C
AUT
1

9
AUT
2

4
RUS
1

9
RUS
2

7
BEL
1

7
BEL
2

7
ARG
1

ARG
2

USA
1

USA
2

CHN
1

CHN
2

JPN
1

JPN
2

MAC
1

MAC
2

9th* 74*

* Season in progress Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Complete International Superstars Series results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 DC Points
2012 Scuderia Giudici BMW M3 (E92) MNZ
1
MNZ
2
IMO
1
IMO
2
DON
1
DON
2
MUG
1
MUG
2
HUN
1

3
HUN
2

Ret
SPA
1
SPA
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
PER
1
PER
2
SEN
1
SEN
2
25th 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "PÁLYAFUTÁS (Career)". Norbert Michelisz official website. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.fiawtcc.com/fiawtcc/personnews_prs168460.shtml Career at fiawtcc.com
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Oscar Nogués
SEAT León Eurocup champion
2009
Succeeded by
Gábor Wéber
Preceded by
Kristian Poulsen
World Touring Car Championship
Independents' Trophy winner

2012
Succeeded by
James Nash