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ADAC TCR Germany: Luca Engstler’s triumphant drive

Luca Engstler probably didn’t expect that herself. After not having the slightest chance against Eric Scalvini’s fast Cupra in the race on Saturday, the young German turned the tables in race two on Sunday at the Hockenheimring. With pole position and a flawless start / finish victory in his Hyundai i30 N TCR, the 21-year-old extended his lead in the standings in Sunday’s ADAC touring car series to 63 points.
“I am really very happy and can hardly describe how I feel fux308; It’s just wonderful to have won this race, ”said Engstler, beaming after his fifth win of the season in the ADAC TCR Germany.

The young man from the Allgäu won the start and, shielded from his Danish team-mate Martin Andersen, was able to quickly gain a lead. It was only in the second lap that Scalvini was able to squeeze past the Dane into second place. From then on he hunted Engstler. However, there was always a respectable margin of respect. The German’s next success was never really in danger in the further course of the race.

Winner Luca Engstler with the second Eric Scalvini and the third placed Nico Gruber.

Behind the two front runners, an exciting duel between Andersen and Honda driver Marcel Fugel developed throughout the race. On the last lap of the race, however, there was a collision between the two when approaching the hairpin. The Dane fell back to fifth position. Fugel finally crossed the finish line in twelfth place.

Dominik Fugel got it worse. The Saxon had to park his Honda after a collision on lap six. In the fight for the championship, a severe setback for Fugel, who lost his third place in the table to Martin Andersen from the Hyundai Team Engstler

In the ADAC TCR Germany things are going on in quick succession. The next race weekend at the Sachsenring is already scheduled for October 1st to 3rd, 2021. Then the series will start again in the supporting program of the ADAC GT Masters.

Result ADAC TCR Germany Hockenheim 2

1. Luca Engstler (Hyundai)
2. Eric Scalvini (Cupra)
3. Nico Gruber (Hyundai)
4. Jonas Karklys (Hyundai)
5. Martin Andersen (Hyundai)
6. Albert Legutko (Honda)
7. Philipp Regensperger (Opel)
8. Robin year (Hyundai)
9. René Kircher (VW)
10. Roland Hertner (Hyundai)

Overall ranking after 8 of 14 races

1. LucaEngstler (249 points)
2.2 Eric Scalvini (186)
3. Martin Andersen (149)
4. Dominik Fugel (143)
5. Nico Gruber (129)

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