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ETCC drivers will relish ‘special’ Monza

ETCC drivers will relish ‘special’ Monza

18/02/2017 12:00

FIA European Touring Car Cup drivers will relish the opportunity to race at Monza this season according to former ETCC driver turned factory Honda WTCC star Norbert Michelisz.

Michelisz ranks the legendary Italian Grand Prix venue as one of his favourite tracks and reckons the latest crop of ETCC racers will be in for a treat when the famous circuit opens the new ETCC season from 28-30 April.

“I won my first international race in 2008 in Monza so I have really special and nice memories,” said Michelisz. “It’s among my favourite tracks.”

Monza last hosted the ETCC in 2013. This year’s event will mark the third occasion that the series has visited Monza.

Mladen Lalušić added to his FIA European Touring Car Cup scoring tally with sixth place in Race 1 at ETCC Race of Vila Real last month.

Zsolt Dávid Szabó’s impressive performances in the FIA European Touring Car Cup have been rewarded with a step up to the FIA World Touring Car Championship with Zengő Motorsport for WTCC Race of Argentina later this month.

Petr Fulín has praised FIA European Touring Car Cup rival Norbert Nagy for giving him a clean fight at ETCC Race of Vila Real last week.

José Rodrigues described the FIA European Touring Car Cup as a “great championship” after his one-off appearance in the series at his home event, ETCC Race of Vila Real.

Andreas Pfister left Portugal for his native Germany with more FIA European Touring Car Cup points in the bag following an encouraging performance in Vila Real last weekend.

Nagy’s mixed ETCC fortunes

30/06/2017 12:00 - 2017

It was a case of differing fortunes for Norbert Nagy when the FIA European Touring Car Cup visited Portugal last week.