Of the 29 drivers who raced in the 2020 WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup, 13 were 25 or under. Hungarian Bence Boldizs, 23, and a rookie at international level was among them in a Goodyear-equipped, Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competitición.
Scholarship star:Boldizs is a winner of two talent-search scholarships, the second of which enabled him to go racing in a Suzuki Swift in 2014.

Ideal training:The one-make Suzuki series, in which Boldizs forged his reputation, includes fellow WTCR racers Norbert Michelisz and Attila Tassi among is graduates. Indeed, Boldizs race against Tassi and WTCR wildcard podium finisher Dániel Nagy.

Proving his potential:Boldizs ultimately secured his seat at Zengő Motorsport for WTCR 2020 following an impressive test at the Hungaroring. Team boss Zoltán Zengő commented: “His results from that day were promising. His time was one of the fastest in the car he was driving.”

From racing to rallycross:When the team he drove for, George Racing Team, decided to branch out into rallycross, Boldizs followed and finished runner-up in the Hungarian championship in 2019, driving a converted Suzuki Swift, no less.

Did you know?Zoltán Zengő refuses to compare Boldizs to Norbert Michelisz, the driver he discovered back in 2005, but did say: “We do not want to compare [Bence] to anyone, but we see the kind of ambition, humility, diligence and passion in Bence that we are looking for.”
WTCR 2020 record
WTCR starts15Q1 appearances6
WTCR wins0Q2 appearances2
WTCR poles0Q3 appearances0
WTCR fastest laps0Best qualifying result10
WTCR laps led0Best race result6
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WTCR 2020 Round-by-roundQ1/Q3 ResultR1 GridR1 ResultR2 GridR2 ResultR3 GridR3 ResultPoints Position
Belgium1918171717N/AN/A018
GermanyDNQ12101513N/AN/A1017
Slovakia16/-15DNF161314DNF1418
Hungary11/–10161610172518
Spain10/–9910DNS12153418
Aragón12/–121711DNF11163518
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