- 29 May 2012 9:01 AM
President of the Paralympic Committee Zsolt Gömöri and para-athletes qualified for the London Paralympic Games – Pál Szekeres (Deputy State Secretary for Sports), Tamás Sors, Gyula Mató, Tamás Tóth, Richárd Osváth also attended this unique outing.
The event was hosted by President and CEO of Hungaroring Sport Zrt. Zsolt Gyulay, Vice-President of Hungaroring Sport Zrt. Tamás Frank and the Manager of Groupama Garancia Technical Driving Centre Júlia Gazsi.
After the short welcome speeches Ambassador Knott and the para-athletes drove through the tracks of the recently opened Off-Road Centre. They then practiced their technical driving skills on the special technical tracks in their own cars and in vehicles of the Driving Centre and also had a chance to drive a lap on the Hungaroring Formula 1 circuit. First the Ambassador was taken around the circuit by multiple Hungarian touring car champion Norbert Kiss in a Lotus Safety Car, then he received the unique opportunity to drive the Lotus race car on the Formula 1 circuit.
After driving the Lotus car the Ambassador had another memorable experience when the face of Groupama Garancia Technical Driving Centre Nikolett Kovács took him around the circuit on her speed motorcycle.
At the end of the event Hungaroring Sport Zrt. invited the para-athletes to come back for another sport event at the Hungaroring after the London Paralympic Games.
Source: British Embassy Budapest