MOL Group is the Main Sponsor of Norbert Michelisz in 2015

  • As a sponsor of talents, MOL Group is main sponsor of Zengő Motorsport and Hungarian racing car driver Norbert Michelisz in the 2015 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC)
  • This is the fourth year of the successful cooperation between Norbert Michelisz and MOL Group
  • MOL Group fuels the ambition of top talents and sportsmen who challenge themselves and their competitors

Budapest, Hungary, 12 February, 2015 – In 2015 MOL Group, a leading international oil and gas company, will be the main sponsor of Zengő Motorsport and WTCC racing car driver Norbert Michelisz for the fourth consecutive year. This cooperation underlines MOL Group’s corporate philosophy to support top talents and sportsmen – be it in sports or in business areas such as the oil and gas industry – to achieve their life-long ambitions.

MOL Group is set to continue its successful partnership with Zengő Motorsport and the Hungarian racing driver Norbert Michelisz. “We are delighted to support Norbert as one of the best racing drivers in the WTCC and we fuel his ambition to become world champion. This is a truly ideal partnership since – just like us – Norbert Michelisz is challenging his competitors through his courage, discipline and ambition” explains Dominic Köfner, Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications at MOL Group. The group has a close connection to motorsport: MOL Group member company Panta Distribuzione S.p.A. is the official fuel supplier for WTCC.

The ambition to grow drives both Michelisz and MOL Group

Norbert Michelisz and MOL Group share the ambition to compete on an international field. Michelisz followed an unusual track to enter motorsports by training himself through simulation games. “I have constantly been challenging myself in order to achieve my life-long ambition: to be the best. MOL Group provides me with maximum support because ambition and a challenging attitude are key values to the company”, said Norbert Michelisz, WTCC driver. Michelisz finished fourth in the 2014 WTCC season after having gained seven podium results in 2013. In 2015 he is to start his fourth season of the WTCC supported by MOL Group.

MOL Group’s commitment – supporting young talents and sportsmen

The cooperation with Norbert Michelisz is in line with the company’s corporate strategy. It highlights the idea and the passion of MOL Group to support young talents in order for them to realise their life-long ambition. “As a company we have the ambition to enter new markets and grow fast internationally. Therefore we are always looking for young talents and sportsmen in our industry by utilizing our award-winning talent acquisition programs”, said Dominic Köfner.

 

About MOL Group
MOL Group is an integrated, independent, international oil and gas company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. It has operations in over 40 countries and employs almost 29,000 people worldwide. MOL’s exploration and production activities are supported by more than 75 years’ experience in the hydrocarbon field. At the moment, there are production plants in 8 countries and exploration assets in 13 countries. The Group operates four refineries and two petrochemicals plants, under integrated supply chain management, in Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia. MOL Group also owns a network of over 1,700 service stations across 11 countries in Central & South Eastern Europe.

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