“We tested twice at the Hockenheimring and are well prepared for the weekend. But especially on the long Parabolica straight, the weight will certainly have a negative impact ”, Germany’s top young touring car hopes are rather cautiously optimistic. “My lead in the table seems big, but there are still so many races to go that the race for the title is completely open,” said Engstler, referring to Eric Scalvini, who is 60 points behind in third place.
“This shows that even a seemingly secure lead can melt again very quickly,” explains Engstler. Especially since the third in the table is aggressive: “I want to do better in Hockenheim than I did in Lausitz,” explains Scalvini. “I hope to be as competitive there as at the Red Bull Ring. I know the circuit in Hockenheim from a test in the spring. I really like the fast right turn into the Motodrom. The layout in Hockenheim should suit our Cupra well. “
Of course, Engstler will not give up his place in the sun without a fight. “If the chance arises, I want to go for victory again, of course,” announced the Wiggensbacher. With a view to the championship, just taking safe points with you is not Engstler’s thing. “I’m not wasting a thought on the title yet. That would only put additional pressure and stress on me. I just think from race to race. “
Fans are also welcome at the ADAC Racing Weekend in Hockenheim. Access to the paddock is also possible. The two ADAC TCR Germany races can be seen in the live stream on Saturday and Sunday from 1.30 p.m. on adac.de/motorsport and on youtube.com/adac.