Zengő Motorsport has announced it will contest the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup championship, confirming Norbert Nagy as one of its two drivers.

The Hungarian team, which has competed as an independent outfit in the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the past eight years, will enter the WTCR with a pair of Cupra León TCR cars.

Budapest-born Nagy, 23, finished runner-up in last year’s FIA European Touring Car Championship in a Zengő-run SEAT León Supercopa and will now graduate to the top-tier touring car series.

“After eight years in the World Touring Car Championship Zengő Motorsport will continue in the newly born WTCR,” team boss Zoltán Zengő said. “We are proud that Norbert Nagy will be one of our drivers. He is a good driver and we are very happy to have signed him.”

“I’m very happy to drive against all the legendary racers in WTCR,” Nagy added.

“I’ve always said the TCR car is the best car for touring car because we can do some very nice racing. Because of this I always hoped that one day the world series could go with these types of car so we can really fight and now it’s happening, so it’s the best time for me to start my world career.

“Marrakech will be very different for me but I liked the Vila Real street circuit and was on pole there in the ETCC so I hope Marrakech can be something like that. My target will be to reach the points and then I will try to go for a podium later in the season because in the first weekend it will be difficult.”

The identity of Nagy’s teammate will be revealed later this week, the team has confirmed.


2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup – Provisional Entry List
No. Driver Team Car
9 Tom Coronel nl Boutsen Ginion Racing be Honda Civic Type-R
12 Rob Huff uk Sébastien Loeb Racing fr Volkswagen Golf GTI
18 Tiago Monteiro pt Boutsen Ginion Racing be Honda Civic Type-R
20 Denis Dupont be Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
21 Aurélien Panis fr Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
22 Frédéric Vervisch be Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
23 Nathanaël Berthon fr Comtoyou Racing be Audi RS3 LMS
25 Mehdi Bennani ma Sébastien Loeb Racing fr Volkswagen Golf GTI
68 Yann Ehrlacher fr ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport de Honda Civic Type-R
86 Esteban Guerrieri ar ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport de Honda Civic Type-R
TBA Gabriele Tarquini it BRC Racing Team it Hyundai i30 N
TBA Norbert Michelisz hu BRC Racing Team it Hyundai i30 N
TBA John Filippi fr Campos Racing es Cupra Léon TCR
TBA Pepe Oriola es Campos Racing es Cupra Léon TCR
TBA Aurélien Comte fr DG Sport Compétition be Peugeot 308TCR
TBA Mat’o Homola DG Sport Compétition be Peugeot 308TCR
TBA Fabrizio Giovanardi it Team Mulsanne it Alfa Romeo Giulietta
TBA Gianni Morbidelli it Team Mulsanne it Alfa Romeo Giulietta
TBA Gordon Shedden uk Team WRT be Audi RS3 LMS
TBA Jean-Karl Vernay fr Team WRT be Audi RS3 LMS
TBA Thed Björk se Yvan Muller Racing fr Hyundai i30 N
TBA Yvan Muller fr Yvan Muller Racing fr Hyundai i30 N
TBA Norbert Nagy hu Zengő Motorsport hu Cupra Léon TCR
TBA TBA Zengő Motorsport hu Cupra Léon TCR

Image via FIA ETCC Media

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