Two Motorsports Heroes Met at Slovakiaring

  • Prior to the race WTCC Driver Norbert Michelisz discussed his passion for challenges with famous Slovakian Dakar Rally Rider Štefan Svitko.
  • With the support of his main sponsor, MOL Group, Norbert Michelisz finished at 8th position in the 2nd race at WTCC in Slovakia.
  • MOL Group member companies support courageous people to achieve their life-long ambition, be it in sports, in arts or in the oil & gas business.


Budapest, June 22, 2015 – At an exclusive roundtable prior to the WTCC Race of Slovakia, Norbert Michelisz met Štefan Svitko, who is seen as a rising star of the Dakar Rally. The top-class meeting was initiated by MOL Group, the leading international oil & gas company, which is the main sponsor of both sportsmen and supports them in order for them to be the best in their respective sport. Themed “Take the challenge – be the best” Svitko and Michelisz shared some exciting insights into their dreams of success.

“Slovakiaring is very special for me: the extraordinary atmosphere the fans create is inspiring and I also love the layout of the circuit as it has a lot of crests and a many fast corners. I had my first pole position on the Slovakiaring and I was on the podium the last two years. This time it was a challenging competition, but with the support of my main sponsor MOL Group I am confident that I will improve at the next race”, said WTCC driver Norbert Michelisz. Štefan Svitko underlined the importance of passion and endurance: “It’s important to be confident and believe in yourself. Every time I participate in a rally, I say that I want to be better than the last time. I do everything possible to become better. One of my biggest goals is to be on the podium of the Dakar Rally at some point of the future.”

“This twofold engagement in motorsport is in line with our company’s sponsorship strategy. MOL Group has always been committed to finding, developing and mentoring great talents. We are passionate to support those who are ready to face challenges and be the best in their own field”, said Dominic Köfner, Vice President for Corporate Communications at MOL Group. “Together with Slovnaft, a member of MOL Group and one of its pillars for more than ten years, we are happy to present Norbert and Stefan as two brilliant talents from Hungary and Slovakia who are competing on an international ground capable of outstanding performances.”

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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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