Luca Engstler
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Luca Engstler

Luca Engstler
Luca Engstler Volkswagen Golf TCR.jpg
NationalityGermany German
Born (2000-03-08) 8 March 2000 (age 21)
Wiggensbach, Germany
Related toFranz Engstler (father)
FIA WTCR career
Debut season2019
Current teamEngstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team
Car number8
Starts16
Poles0
Best finish2nd in 2021
Previous series
2017

2017
2015-16
2009-14
ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship
TCR Middle East Series
ADAC Formula 4
Karting
Championship titles
2017
2018

2019

2020
Rookie Champion TCR Germany
TCR Middle East Series
TCR Asia Series
TCR Malaysia Series
TCR Asia Series
TCR Malaysia Series
Awards
2017Rookie of the year

Luca Engstler (born 8 March 2000) is a German racing driver currently competing in the WTCR and ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship. Having previously competed in the TCR Middle East Touring Car Series and ADAC Formula 4 amongst others.

Racing career

Engstler began his career in 2009 in Karting, he continued in karting until 2014. In 2015 he switched to the ADAC Formula 4 Series, he continued in the series for 2016 and finished twenty-sixth in the championship standings that year. For 2017 he switched to the ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship, he took his first podiums at the third round of the championship at Oschersleben, where he took two third-place finishes.[1][2][3][4]

In June 2017 it was announced that he would race in the TCR International Series, driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for his ADAC TCR Germany team Junior Team Engstler.[5][6]

Since 2017, Engstler has competed in a range of TCR Series including ADAC Germany, Middle East, Asia, Europe, China, Malaysia and the World series. He was the 2019 Middle East champion, 2018 and 2019 TCR Asia champion and 2019 and 2020 TCR Malaysia champion.[7][8][9][10][11]

He also competed in the 2019 World Touring Car Cup as a wildcard entry at the Slovakia Ring and for BRC Racing Team replacing Augusto Farfus in Macau.[12][13]

On 16 March 2020, it was announced that Engstler would be driving for Engstler Motorsport alongside BRC Racing Team in a Hyundai i30 N TCR alongside reigning champion Norbert Michelisz, 2018 champion Gabriele Tarquini and Nick Catsburg.[14]

Racing record

Complete TCR International Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2017 Junior Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR RIM
1
RIM
2
BHR
1
BHR
2
SPA
1
SPA
2
MNZ
1
MNZ
2
SAL
1
SAL
2
HUN
1
HUN
2
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

DNS
CHA
1
CHA
2
ZHE
1
ZHE
2
DUB
1
DUB
2
NC 0

Complete TCR ADAC Germany Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Complete TCR Middle East Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 DC Points
2018 Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR YMC
1

3
YMC
2

1
DUB
1

1
DUB
2

3
BHR
1

1
BHR
2

C
1st 119

Complete TCR Asia Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2018 Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR SEP
1

11
SEP
2

3
BUR
1

Ret1
BUR
2

2
BNS
1

61
BNS
2

Ret
YEO
1

21
YEO
2

1
SHA
1

12
SHA
1

2
1st 197
2019 Liqui Moly Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR SEP
1

11
SEP
2

Ret
BUR
1

11
BUR
2

1
BUR
1

23
BUR
2

1
BUR
1

11
BUR
2

3
BNS
1

21
BNS
2

3
1st 221

Complete TCR Europe Touring Car Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 DC Points
2019 M1RA Hyundai i30 N TCR HUN
1

18
HUN
2

12
HOC
1

2
HOC
2

7
SPA
1

9
SPA
2

7
RBR
1

5
RBR
2

1
OSC
1

Ret
OSC
2

7
CAT
1

Ret
CAT
2

11
MNZ
1

Ret
MNZ
2

12
9th 192

Complete TCR China Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2019 Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR ZHU
1

ZHU
2

SHA
1

SHA
2

ZHE
1

ZHE
2

NIN
1

1
NIN
2

1
ZHZ
1

1
ZHZ
2

2
5th 73

Complete TCR Malaysia Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

* Season still in progress.

Complete World Touring Car Cup results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

+ Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance. ? As Engstler was a Wildcard entry, he was ineligible to score points.

References

  1. ^ "Luca Engstler career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "16-year-old Luca Engstler confirmed to drive in the 2017 ADAC TCR Germany". TouringCarTimes. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Hudson, Neil (8 July 2017). "Moritz Oestreich wins the first race of the weekend at Oschersleben". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Hudson, Neil (9 July 2017). "Niels Langeveld takes controversial win in Race 2 at Oschersleben". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Luca Engstler will make TCR International Series debut at Oschersleben". TouringCarTimes. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Luca Engstler ready for International Series debut". tcr-series.com. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Luca Engstler seals 2018 TCR Middle East title with Bahrain Race 1 win". TouringCarTimes. TouringCarTimes. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Luca Engstler doubles up in Shanghai to secure TCR Asia title". TouringCarTimes. TouringCarTimes. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Luca Engstler clinches second TCR Asia title as Diego Moran wins opening race". TouringCarTimes. TouringCarTimes. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Mitchell Cheah wins Race 1 as Luca Engstler secures the title". TouringCarTimes. TouringCarTimes. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Luca Engstler claims TCR Malaysia title on equal points as Dan Lloyd". TouringCarTimes. TouringCarTimes. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "Luca Engstler secures Slovakia wild card". TouringCarTimes. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Luca Engstler steps in for Augusto Farfus at Macau". TouringCarTimes. 10 October 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Hyundai confirm Michelisz, Tarquini, Catsburg and Engstler". TouringCarTimes. TouringCarTimes. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tom Lautenschlager
(Junior)
ADAC TCR Germany Touring Car Championship
Rookie Champion

2017
Succeeded by
Max Hesse
Preceded by TCR Middle East Series
Champion

2018
Succeeded by
Preceded by TCR Asia Series
Champion

2018
2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Inaugural
TCR Malaysia Touring Car Championship
Champion

2019
2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by World Touring Car Cup
Junior Champion

2021
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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