The decisive factor for the race was Engstler’s perfect start, who took the lead from the pole setter, his Danish team-mate Martin Andersen, from second place.
“I knew even before the race that the start today would be the be-all and end-all. When it started, I didn’t pay any attention to Martin. My focus was only on the perfect pressure point of my clutch and on the traffic lights. I managed that very well, ”said the 21-year-old from the Allgäu, analyzing the decisive scene after the award ceremony.
Behind the two Hyundai drivers, an exciting four-way battle for the other places with Honda driver Dominik Fugel, Nico Gruber (Hyundai Team Engstler), Eric Scalvini (Wimmer Werk Motorsport) in the Cupra Leon Competición TCR and Marcel Fugel in another Honda developed. Dominik Fugel finally secured the last free place on the podium.
The next two ADAC TCR Germany races will take place next weekend (17-19 September) at the Hockenheimring as part of the ADAC Racing Weekend.
In the ADAC GT Masters, Ricardo Feller and Christopher Mies in the Audi R8 LMS from Land Motorsport raced to the halftime championship with a victory in race one at the Lausitzring. On Sunday, sixth place was enough to defend the newly won championship lead. Feller / Mies are now three points ahead of their closest rivals, the Mercedes drivers Raffaele Marciello and Maximilian Buhk (Team Landgraf – HTP / WWR).
On Sunday Igor Walilko and Jules Gounon won in the AMG Mercedes GT3. Both completed a flawless race and thus repeated the success of the Zakspeed team from the previous year.