With the publication of today’s TCR International Series entry list for 2017 it has been confirmed that Hungarian team Zengő Motorsport will return to the grid with a pair of KIA Cee’d TCR cars.
Zengő made occasional appearances in the inaugural TCR season in 2015 with the SEAT León Cup Racer, before electing to focus attention on the World Touring Car Championship in 2016.
Now the team led by Zoltán Zengő will return to TCR International, with one car to be driven by 19-year-old Ferenc Ficza from the third round of the season in Belgium onwards.
“I am very proud to announce that STARD and Zengő Motorsport have established what we expect to be a successful cooperation,” said Zengő. “I have been amazed by the perfection of the new KIA Cee’d TCR that has been built and developed by STARD and highly appreciate their confidence in choosing us as their partner in the TCR International Series.
“We hope to be able to repay their confidence by reaching good results from the Belgian event onwards.
“We have named Ferenc Ficza as our first driver, because our mission at Zengő Motorsport has always been to take care of Hungary’s young and talented drivers!”
STARD CEO Michael Sakowitz is particularly pleased to see a team of the prestige of Zengő taking its cars to the international stage in 2017.
“We are very pleased to have Zengő Motorsport, one of the most prestigious and successful touring car squads in recent years, with their leading driver Ferenc Ficza, running our brand new K:Force KIA Cee´d TCR in its maiden season in the TCR International series,” he added.
“Zoltan Zengő got in touch with us in 2016 about his project and we immediately realised that Zengö Motorsport and STARD shared the same competitive targets.
“We are very optimistic that this will be a successful partnership and we will fully support the team with our premium customer service. We are looking forward to a very exciting first season!”