World Touring Car Championship 2013
Hungaroring is about to welcome a real springfeast in May for the great pleasure of all autosport lovers.
Obviously we can say that all this happens in view of last years' great success. For sure everybody remembers last year's event which brought huge international reputation for Hungaroring. The unforgettable, grandiose victory of Norbert Michelisz in front of sixty thousand enthusiastic spectators celebrating on the spot! It is impossible to forget it, isn't it?
But lets turn back to the year 2011 when despite of the heavy rain during the race seventy-five thousand fans were encouraging the drivers. It was an overwhelming experience both for fans and drivers, and at the same time a fantastic, unique and extremely exciting race with the participation and hard efforts of the Zengő Motorsport Team and it's talented young driver, Norbert Michelisz.
In view of all above facts – the perfect settling of the races, the fantastic atmosphere, the high-standards in all fields of organisation and the totally crowded events – it is easy to understand why Hungaroring has become one of the most favorite locations of the WTCC series. The management team of the Hungaroring Sport PLC. has started the organisation and all the arrangements are getting ready for the FIA WTCC Race of Hungary, 3rd-5th May. The Race Organizing Committee stood up and the tasks have been allocated.
So it will be a real springfeast with official FIA World Championship WTCC races. What's more on the starting grid we can welcome Norbert Michelisz again who won the first car-racing World Championship title for Hungary last year. The driver of the Zengo Motorsport Team won the FIA WTCC Yokohama Driver's Trophy. It was a huge success and glory!
His high performance was significant. This year he will race in WTCC with a Honda Civic. The Japanese factory provides three excellent racing cars for the season. One for Tiago Monteiro, one for Gabriele Tarquini and one for Norbert Michelisz. The support of the factory means that the Zengő Motorsport's driver can participate at each test and he will get all the latest developments so a real hi-tech racing car will be available for him throughout the season. The Zengo Motorsport Team remains a private team, and Monteiro and Tarquini will belong to the original Honda formation. However now with the support of Honda Michelisz will be count as original racer from 2013 and therefore he can not race as independent. Consequently Michelisz won't be able to protect his individual title but now he has the chance to make new dreams come true. And to exceed his previous results he will need again the encouriging support of the fanatic Hungarian autosport lovers, the support of that fantastic, enthusiastic audience, the support of his dedicated fans!
Price of admission 2013
The entry ticket – similarly to last year – will cost 3.000. HUF/person.
It is valid for 4th May (Saturday) when the free-practice and the qualification are held, and for 5th May (Sunday) when the two races will be held. With these tickets guests can take a seat on any of the grandstands during the weekend. Entrance granted for free on 3rd May, Friday.
Tickets to the Paddock – similarly to last year – will cost additional 3.000.- HUF/person/day and will ensure entry from the spectator side to the Paddock during the day.
Family allowance for the FIA WTCC race of Hungary: children under the age of 14 can enter to the General Admission area, the grandstands and the Paddock for free during the weekend.
Attention! Children under the age of 14, are allowed to enter only with parental supervision to the area of the Hungaroring.
Official Ticket Office - to order or to buy - Ostermann Forma 1 Ltd. (11. Apaczai Csere Janos street, Budapest, 1052, phone:
00361-266-2040, www.ostermann.hu), or at IBUSZ offices and at certain MOL stations.
Last but not least, to bring up the significant statement of William De Braekeleer the manager of Honda Motor Europe about Norbert Michelisz and the Zengo Motorsport Team: „We put a lot of effort to make the Civic compatible for the WTCC, so it will be available for private teams, as well. Therefore we are so glad about this relationship. Zengo Motorsport is a professional team, Norbi is very talented and he is a widely appreciated driver. It is honourable that they have chosen us and they gave confidence to our cars. We are happy that we can count on them, and we can contest together at the constructor's championship. We give our best to them."
HUNGARORING 4-5 May 2013
Click on the image above for the official poster and more photos!