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Michelisz inspires Nándori to eSports WTCC title lead

Michelisz inspires Nándori to eSports WTCC title lead

12/10/2017 06:00

Márk Nándori moved into the lead of the eSports WTCC multiplayer championship hours after he received a good luck message from Norbert Michelisz.

The factory Honda driver in the FIA World Touring Car Championship began his WTCC journey by competing online and was keen to offer his support to Nándori, who harbours hopes of one day emulating his compatriot by racing on track for real.

Nándori now heads erstwhile pacesetter Alexander Dornieden from Germany with Dornieden absent from the Shanghai eSports WTCC round. Another German, Jan Stange’s hopes took a knock at Shanghai but with two events left – in Suzuka and Macau – the title battle is finely poised.

Meanwhile, Michelisz will be on WTCC duty when the all-new Ningbo International Speedpark hosts the action from 13-15 October.

Eurosport Events, the promoter of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, is delighted to announce JVCKENWOOD as the Event Presenting Partner of WTCC Race of Japan next week during a very momentous period for an important member of the WTCC family.

Just like the FIA World Touring Car Championship, eSports WTCC – its online equivalent – is heading to Japan with the title finely balanced.

Yann Ehrlacher says not winning the Opening Race at FIA WTCC Race of China last weekend will make him a better driver.

Li Shufu, the Chairman of Geely Worldwide, was an interested visitor to China’s round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship last weekend.

Norbert Michelisz has revealed racing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship without team-mate Tiago Monteiro by his side “wasn’t easy”.

Thed Björk leads the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the first time following “one of the most eventful race weekends” in China.