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Norbert Michelisz leads the FIA WTCR

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Hyundai driver leads WTCR standings out of Macau weekend

BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse i30 N TCR driver Norbert Michelisz leads the FIA WTCR points’ standings with one round remaining after a strong performance at the Race of Macau on the famed Guia Circuit (November 14-17).

The Hungarian took the points lead with second place in the first event of the weekend, and then was able to protect his advantage by scoring points in both Race 2 and 3. His performance on Sunday came despite an early exit from the second qualifying session which cost him a likely spot in the top-five to go with his front row start for Race 1.

Michelisz, together with teammate Gabriele Tarquini, also helped lift the outfit into second in the teams’ championship with only the Race of Malaysia remaining. Like Michelisz BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team’s Nicky Catsburg also scored points from all three contests in Macau – and scooped the award for the fastest lap of the weekend – while also playing an important role in supporting his Hyundai stablemate’s title push.

Luca Engstler scored his first WTCR points on his full debut in the championship in the second LUKOIL backed car. Also making his first start at the Macau circuit the Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Driver finished 14th in the finale race of the meeting.

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