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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.

Fábio Mota fought for a podium finish in both FIA European Touring Car Cup races at Zolder – but had to settle for a best result of fourth place scored in the first of two races in Belgium.

Seventeen-year-old Czech Václav Nimč will step up to the FIA European Touring Car Cup when the all-action series visits his homeland next month for ETCC Race of Most, the final event of the 12-round season.

Rudolf Pešović has explained what went wrong in Race 2 at FIA ETCC Race of Zolder – and his hopes for being back in action for Most finale next month.

Andreas Pfister reckons fifth place is as good as it could have got when the FIA European Touring Car Cup returned to Zolder last weekend.

Petr Fulín has publically thanked his Křenek Motorsport team for the work it did to keep his FIA European Touring Car Cup title bid on course.

Christjohannes Schreiber, Igor Stefanovski, Peter Rikli, Norbert Nagy and Petr Fulín attended the post-race press conference at FIA ETCC Race of Zolder. This is what they had to say.