Zengő Motorsport has confirmed their return to the FIA World Touring Car Championship, with an expanded line up for the 2012 season.
The team, who ran race winner Norbert Michelisz in 2011 have secured a second BMW 320TC for another Hungarian driver, Gabor Weber. The Thirty Nine year old will partner the 2009 SEAT Leon Eurocup Champion Michelisz.
Michelisz, who secured a podium at his home round of Hungaroring, finished the 2011 campaign ninth in the Championship and fourth in the Yokohama Independents, having led the way for part of the campaign.
“I can’t wait the 2012 season to start,” explained Michelisz. “Monza is going to be quite interesting, but I hope we can be at least as competitive as we were there last year. I know that this season will be a huge challenge and with Gábor Wéber as my team-mate, I think it’s possible to fight more frequently for top positions as he is a very competitive driver, and we know each other very well.”
For Weber, the 2012 campaign will mark his debut in the WTCC; he was crowned the 2010 SEAT Leon Eurocup Champion and spent the 2011 campaign racing in the German SEAT Leon Supercopa, where he finished fifth overall.
Weber is happy to be back with Michelisz and the Zengo Motorsport team: “We’ve been working on the project for months and finally we are there. I’m very happy to be back with Zengö Motorsport, and to team with Norbert. He was my teammate in the SEAT Cup and we share the same fighting spirit. Together we can be even stronger to challenge for the Yokohama Trophy.”
The 2012 FIA World Touring Car Championship gets underway at Monza over the 10/11 March, with a trip to the Hungaroring over the 5/6 May, round five of the season.