The Hungarian round of the TCR International Series has been brought forward to the 17th and 18th June, which will see the event become a part of the support bill for the DTM event at the track.
One of the reasons for the move is logistical, as the original date for the event was set to be just one week before the TCR International round at Oschersleben on the 1st and 2nd July.
“We have decided to bring forward the Hungaroring event because of logistics reasons,” explained TCR Promoter Marcello Lotti.
“The original schedule, with back-to-back race meetings in Budapest and Oschersleben would have involved a trip of nearly one thousand kilometres for the teams’ trucks.
“Racing at the Hungaroring one week after Salzburgring will reduce the driving to six hundred kilometres. And on top of this, being with DTM will add a lot of glamour to the event.”
With Hungarian star Norbert Michelisz now running his own team in the championship, and not having any clashing commitments that weekend in the World Touring Car Championship, Lotti admitted that they are working to see if Michelisz can himself race in the event.
“We are working together with the Hungaroring, M1RA and JAS Motorsport to let this happen,” added Lotti. “Norbert’s presence alongside Attila Tassi and Ferenc Ficza would surely attract a large crowd for the race day.”