In a season that saw him score in 22 out of the 23 races, Norbert Michelisz received just reward for his consistency by securing fourth place in the World Touring Car Championship standings, ahead of his factory Honda counterparts.

Save for a 'DNS' at the start of the season in Morocco, Michelisz proceeded to score well in the remaining races and though he wouldn't taste victory at any stage, his unfailing run of points would put him in position to end the year ahead of Tiago Monteiro and Gabriele Tarquini in their factory-specification Honda Civics.

A fourth podium of the season in Macau would ultimately achieve the objective for Michelisz and the privateer Zengo Motorsport team, the 30 year-old sealing a career best fourth overall as the best placed non-Citroen driver, much to his delight.

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"My target this weekend was to score points and to try to be the best Honda driver again," he said. "Now I have finished fourth on the Drivers World Championship just ahead of Tiago and Gabriele so I am very happy.

"I know how important the start is in Macau and it worked well for race one. The second race was more difficult but I got the target right by scoring more points."