Prime Hungarian abilities Norbert Kiss and Norbert Michelisz joined forces on the Hungaroring to mark the beginning of the Tremendous Racing Pageant, which options motion from each the FIA European Truck Racing Championship and WTCR – FIA World Touring Automotive Cup.
Kiss is a double FIA ETRC champion, whereas compatriot Michelisz received the WTCR title final season. They’re agency mates and used to race in opposition to one another earlier of their careers.
Their paths first crossed within the mid-2000s, when each minimize their enamel participating in Digital Motor Sport competitions at nationwide stage.
“We raced collectively in 2004 in Esports, and the on an actual race observe in 2008,” recollects Kiss, who very similar to his namesake adopted the trail from digital race tracks to touring vehicles, earlier than turning his consideration to truck racing.
“It’s actually good to be right here with Norbi at our dwelling observe when each our collection are racing,” mentioned Kiss. “It’s a disgrace we will’t have the followers right here cheering us on however we all know the racing and the ambiance will nonetheless be good.”
“We already had a shared weekend two years in the past and it was unbelievable,” mentioned Michelisz. “As quickly as my race was finished and his was arising I went to the grandstand to look at him. I’ve identified him for a very long time and I actually like having this chance to share the weekend with him and to look at the vans.”
The FIA ETRC and WTCR use Goodyear tyres as commonplace.