Norbert Michelisz - Photo Credit: WTCC Media

Michelisz will again be able to count on local support - Photo Credit: WTCC Media

World Touring Car Championship race winner Norbert Michelisz will make his International Superstars Series debut at his home round at the Hungaroring.

The 27-year-old, who recently took a popular victory at the circuit outside Budapest, will race a BMW M3 for the Scuderia Giudici team on 1 July.

“I’m excited to join the Superstars world,” said Michelisz. “The races are always spectacular and unpredictable thanks to the great balance between the cars entered. That pretty much explains the success of the series which is followed by a lot of fans in Europe including Hungary.

“At the same time, I’m proud to join a championship that features a lot of great drivers coming from Formula 1 like Tonio Liuzzi, Gianni Morbidelli, Johnny Herbert, Christian Fittipaldi and Mika Salo. It will be great fun. I thank Scuderia Giudici, as they are preparing a BMW M3 with more than 500 horsepower. Now it’s up to us do our best and fight to be among the frontrunners.”

“We are proud to have Norbert Michelisz with us,” said Team Manager Gianni Giudici. “The team is doing a great job in order to field a really competitive car. We’re working on the weight balancing of our M3 with the goal of improving the car’s performance and bring it up to its top specs. We want to rebound after the tough luck suffered at Mugello and we fully intend to fight for the top positions. The track will be the judge of that though.”

Giudici has run four different drivers, including himself, so far this season. At the season opener at Monza he fielded Riccardo Bossi in an M3, before taking over the car for the races at Imola and Mugello. A second car has been shared by Marco Fumagalli and Andrea Perlini. The team skipped the visit to Donington, but will make the trip to Hungary.