Hungarian racer Norbert Nagy will make his FIA World Touring Car Championship debut at the series’ return to Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. The 19-year-old will pilot Campos Racing’s second TC2T-class SEAT León, which has been rented out to a number of drivers to-date in 2014.
Despite his tender years, Nagy has a solid background in touring car racing. He won his national Touring Car Championship (1.6-litre class) and SEAT Cup titles in 2010 and 2012 respectively, and then placed seventh overall in the Single Make Trophy class of last year’s FIA European Touring Car Cup.
While the likes of Petr Fulín and Nikita Misiulia secured their occasional outings with some financial backing, Nagy’s drive with Campos Racing came about through more unusual circumstances, as he explained:
“Gearbox problems forced me to miss the ETCC event as the Salzburgring, but I was there and when we heard that Campos Racing needed to solve some technical issues, my team offered them help.
“As a sign of gratitude, Campos Racing offered me to take part in the next WTCC event. This is a great opportunity for me! I am looking forward to the races and I hope I can get a lot of experience for the future, as my goal is to join WTCC for a full season.”
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