Norbert Michelisz ‘heading to Argentina on a high’

Norbert Michelisz ‘heading to Argentina on a high’

Norbert Michelisz
Photo: Francois Flamand / DPPI

Norbert Michelisz is heading to this weekend’s round of the World Touring Car Championship in Argentina ‘on a high’ having reduced his deficit to the top of the championship standings last time out in Portugal.

Michelisz took a pole, Main Race win and a top ten finish on the streets of Via Real to reignite his championship push, and the Hungarian heads to the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo four points closer to the top than he was before the last event.

That win was just Michelisz’s second as a factory Honda driver, but having always scored solid points in Argentina he heads to the circuit with a strong track record.

Last season Michelisz finished sixth and eighth respectively in the two races, following up on the two top tens he scored the year before and the podium and top ten finish he took in 2014.

“I’m heading to Argentina on a high after winning in Portugal,” said Michelisz. “I’m half as many points away from the championship lead as I was two rounds ago, so I’m aiming to make the most of the momentum I’ve built up.

“I was on the front row at Termas de Río Honda last year and led the Main Race for a long time, so I can be pretty confident that Honda will bring a strong car to South America.

“My aim is the same as it was at the start of the year; to be World Champion, so we have to continue to push hard in Argentina to achieve this result.”

Track action in Argentina begins with first practice at 08:30 local time on Saturday (12:30 BST, 13:30 CEST).