Zengo Add Second BMW For Weber Alongside Michelisz

Gabor Weber and Norbert Michelisz - Photo Credit: Zengo
Gabor Weber and Norbert Michelisz, who will be teammates in the WTCC this year - Photo Credit: Zengo

Zengo Motorsport have expanded to a two-car entry for the 2012 World Touring Car Championship season, with 2010 SEAT Leon Eurocup champion Gabor Weber joining Norbert Michelisz behind the wheel of a second BMW 320 TC for the all-Hungarian squad.

Michelisz and the Zengo team have contested two WTCC campaigns since winning the SEAT Leon Eurocup in 2009, the first in a SEAT (winning a race outright at Macau) before switching to a BMW for 2011.

40-year-old Weber succeeded Michelisz as the SEAT one-make series champion, also driving for Zengo, and will now join his compatriot in the team's WTCC lineup.

“We've been working on the project for months and finally we are there,” said Weber. “I'm very happy to be back with Zengö Motorsport, and to team with Norbert. He was my teammate in the SEAT Cup and we share the same fighting spirit. Together we can be even stronger to challenge for the Yokohama Trophy.”

Michelisz added: “I can’t wait the 2012 season to start. Monza is going to be quite interesting, but I hope we can be at least as competitive as we were there last year. I know that this season will be a huge challenge and with Gábor Wéber as my team-mate, I think it’s possible to fight more frequently for top positions as he is a very competitive driver, and we know each other very well.”

The WTCC season gets underway at Monza next weekend.