Motorsport legend Klaus Ludwig Meets WTCC Hero Norbert Michelisz

  • WTCC driver Norbert Michelisz is ready to face his next challenge: the WTCC Race of Germany.
  • Today he talked with motorsport legend Klaus Ludwig about the characteristics of the race track and what life-long ambitions drive both of them.
  • With the support of his main sponsor, MOL Group, Norbert Michelisz will continue the WTCC race at Nürburgring tomorrow.

Budapest, May 15, 2015 – In preparation of the WTCC Race of Germany, Norbert Michelisz discussed the challenges of the race track and their personal life-long ambitions with Klaus Ludwig, “the king of Nordschleife”, at an exclusive roundtable. Under the motto “Challenge now and then” both motorsport experts shared their experiences: Michelisz explained his first impression of the Nordschleife and Ludwig gave insights into his long experience with the race circuit. The leading international oil and gas company, MOL Group initiated the exclusive round table.

“Racing on the legendary Nordschleife is very important for me because it will be one of the biggest challenges so far in my career. The circuit and the atmosphere are very special here, and I will do my best to carry the momentum on from the race win in Hungary to achieve the best possible result”, said WTCC driver Norbert Michelisz. Additionally Klaus Ludwig commented: “Due to its length and its special character the Nordschleife is one of the most demanding race tracks in the world. I am convinced that it is the absolute challenge for every race driver – then and now. To be successful on the Nordschleife you need to be extremely focused and have great driving skills, discipline and a perfect race car.”

“The WTCC Race of Germany is one of the most attractive sport events in Germany and we are delighted to show our support of Norbert in front of hundreds of thousands of motorsport addicts”, said Dominic Köfner, Vice President for Corporate Communications at MOL Group. “WTCC is more and more popular internationally, and we are proud to supply racing fuel for the entire WTCC series through our member company Panta Distribuzione S.p.A.”

The race circuit at Nürburgring with the difficult Nordschleife, which is also known as the “Green Hell”, is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world. Watch the race track video commented by Norbert Michelisz here:

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About MOL Group
MOL Group is an integrated, independent, international oil and gas company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. The Group is active in over 40 countries with a dynamic international workforce of nearly 30,000 people and a track record of more than 100 years in the industry. MOL’s exploration and production activities are supported by more than 75 years’ experience. At the moment, there are production activities 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 12 countries in Central & South Eastern Europe.

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