Full throttle into the last lap: The ADAC TCR Germany promises once again a lot of high-speed action at the season finale this weekend (5th to 7th November) at the Nürburgring.
After Luca Engstler (21, Germany, Hyundai Team Engstler) secured the championship title at the last event at the Hockenheimring, the focus is now on the runner-up.
Dominik Fugel (24, from Chemnitz, Honda ADAC Sachsen), Eric Scalvini (26, from Italy, Wimmer Werk Motorsport) and Engstler’s team-mate Martin Andersen (27, from Denmark, Hyundai Team Engstler) are fighting for second place. The ADAC TCR Germany races are there live and exclusively on RTL + (rtlplus.com, until November 3, TVNOW), online they can be seen at adac.de/motorsport.
Honda Civic TCR driver Dominik Fugel, who currently has 254 points to his name, has the best chances for the runner-up title. He is followed by Scalvini (Cupra Leon Competición TCR / 247 points) and Martin Andersen (Hyundai i30 N TCR / 232 points). In the absence of Luca Engstler, who will be competing for Hyundai in the FIA WTCR this weekend, these three drivers are among the top favorites for race wins.
“Luca deservedly secured the championship, we now want a good end to this season,” said Dominik Fugel. Scalvini, who, like Andersen, is completing his first season in the ADAC TCR Germany, is hoping for the next success. “It is a great experience to be part of this competitive and high-class championship,” said the Italian: “I am already very satisfied with my first season here. To get the runner-up is my big goal for this weekend.”
Wimmer “very proud”
Team boss Felix Wimmer, who relies on the Eifel weather factor, knows that this will not be easy. “To be honest, we’re hoping for some freak weather, so that we might have a chance to maybe get second place and thus the runner-up title,” said Wimmer, who drew a very positive conclusion before the end of the season: “That we are there Being able to stand up as a small team and keep the championship open for a relatively long time is a great honor for us and makes me very, very proud. “
In addition to the drivers’ championship, the Hyundai Team Engstler has also secured the team championship. The trophy classification went to Roland Hertner (62, Heilbronn), the Honda Junior Challenge to Nico Gruber (20, Austria). The Engstler team thus secured all four possible titles.
The weekend in the Eifel promises thrilling wheel-to-wheel duels and touring car action – after all, all ADAC TCR Germany drivers want to end this season with a good result. Of course, this does not only apply to the drivers who still have a chance of being runner-up.
The rivals Szymon Ladniak (18, Poland, Halder Motorsport) in the Honda Civic TCR, Philipp Regensperger (23, Neumarkt St. Veit, Regensperger Racing) in the Opel Astra TCR are hoping for the Honda Junior Challenge, the winner of which Gruber will receive a new Honda Civic and Albert Legutko (21, Poland, Albert Legutko Racing) in the Honda for good results.