Michelisz Linked To BMW Switch For Second Season

Norbert Michelisz could switch away from racing a SEAT in the World Touring Car Championship in 2011, according to TouringCarTimes.

The Hungarian raced a SEAT Leon TDI for his first full season in the WTCC in 2010. He won the rookie challenge and took a maiden overall victory at the final round at Macau.

TouringCarTimes reported that the Hungarian is believed to be set to drive a BMW 320TC in 2011, which would be entered by the same Zengo Motorsport team. It is also reported that the car is being prepared for the team by Racing Bart Mampaey, who previously ran the factory BMW team.

The switch to BMW could allow Michelisz and the Zengo team to be eligible to score points for the Yokohama Independents' Trophy. Running a diesel-powered SEAT last year prevented them from being able to run in the Independents' Trophy. Entering the trophy would allow them to compete for additional prize money.