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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.

Norbert Michelisz has received yet more silverware. Twenty-four hours after picking up his trophy for finishing runner-up in the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the FIA Prize Giving event in Paris, the Hungarian was honoured a little closer to home.

The top three drivers in the 2017 FIA World Touring Car Championship were honoured in Paris on Friday evening when the stunning Château de Versailles hosted the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony.

FIA World Touring Car Championship promoter Eurosport Events has broken with tradition by awarding the prestigious WTCC Nürburgring Nordschleife Best Driver Trophy to not one but two drivers after Polestar Cyan Racing’s factory duo, Thed Björk and Nicky Catsburg, tamed planet earth’s toughest race track in spectacular fashion back in May.

Jean Todt has been re-elected as President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) at the organisation’s General Assembly in Paris today.

Thed Björk will be crowned FIA World Touring Car champion for 2017 at the FIA Prize Giving in Paris this evening. Here are some facts about Polestar Cyan Racing’s swift Swede.

The FIA World Touring Car Championship will be replaced from 2018 with new technical regulations, a new format and a new name following a vote of approval by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris yesterday (6 December).