Luca Engstler secures TCR Middle East title26. February 2018 -
Luca Engstler is crowned 2018 TCR Middle East Champion. The driver of Liqui Moly Team Engstler secured the title in Race 1 in the final meeting at Bahrain International Circuit. Third place in the Drivers’ standings went to his teammate Florian Thoma. The icing on the cake for PAGID Racing partner Liqui Moly Team Engstler was the Teams’ title, grasped with a comfortable advantage of 53 points.
In a very unusual rainy evening for the region and despite the 30 kilos of maximum Success Ballast on board of his Volkswagen Golf GTI, Luca Engstler won the first race in an authoritative way and secured the title. Florian Thoma finished second and offered another 1-2 finish to the German squad. The second race was cancelled because of the weather conditions.
Luca Engstler “I am really happy of this success and the TCR Middle East title! The car felt perfectly, although track conditions were really tricky. I had a good start and then really enjoyed the driving. I want to thank my team for the excellent work done.”
At the age of 17, Luca Engstler has become the youngest driver ever to claim a title in any TCR series. The German teenager had made a stunning debut in the category last year and was awarded with the TCR Germany’s Rookie Trophy in 2017.
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