Engstler takes victory from final TCR China weekend of 2019
Continuing his cameo appearance in the closing rounds of the TCR China series Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Junior Driver Luca Engstler claimed pole position and Race 1 victory at the Zhouzhou International Circuit (October 26-27). The young German, who scored two wins in his first appearance in the series with the i30 N TCR last month, dominated the first race of the weekend after starting at the front to claim the top spot on the podium.
In race 2 he added second place to his weekend – the last of the series’ season – despite spinning after behind hit by a rival.
Strong performance in Donington races closes TCR UK season
Lewis Kent ended his TCR UK season with two podiums at Donington Park (October 19-20). The young British driver performed strongly throughout the weekend, which he entered chasing the title. He was able to outpace his rival in qualifying to start from the second row of the grid. However, after first lap contact had to fight back up the order from the rear of the field in Race 1. His charge ended in third place of the TCR runners to see him make up points on the championship leader, who he overtook during his recovery drive.
The second race also saw him move the order. After a battle of position that lasted several laps Lewis lifted himself into second in the TCR category and began to chase down the leader for a position that would have given the championship win. However, while he was able to take time out of the gap in the closing laps he finished in second place in the TCR UK class, confirming him in the same position in the final 2019 standings.