Engstler Motorsport is on a mission for success as it heads to the Race of Hungary, the fourth round of the 2021 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season, looking to close the gap in the teams’ standings.
Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team lies second in the points’ classification, while driver Jean-Karl Vernay currently enjoys an eight-point lead in the drivers’ competition. Last time out at the Race of Spain, the Frenchman demonstrated good pace in the Hyundai Elantra N TCR and brought home two points-scoring finishes. His teammate, Luca Engstler, struggled in qualifying at MotorLand Aragón, compromising his overall results from the weekend.The team is focusing its efforts on a strong and consistent event in Hungary with the Hyundai Elantra N TCR this weekend (August 20-22) as it bids to return to the podium. Marking the halfway point of the season, the iconic 4.381km Hungaroring once again plays host to the Race of Hungary. Featuring a blend of fast and slow sections, the demanding circuit offers an exciting challenge for drivers to get to grips with.Race of Hungary will kick off on Saturday 21 August with two free practice sessions, followed by qualifying. A 12-lap Race 1 and 15-lap Race 2 take place on Sunday 22 August. Franz Engstler, Team Principal of Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team said: “While we took important points last time out in Spain, ultimately we want to be back on the podium in Hungary. Both Jean-Karl and Luca have demonstrated great pace in the Hyundai Elantra N TCR, but we have struggled to extract the maximum from qualifying. This is where our focus has to be at the Hungaroring; securing the best starting positions in the races, before then converting them into strong points-scoring finishes.”Jean-Karl Vernay said: “It will be another busy weekend in Hungary but I really like the track - you need to be smooth and carry the speed. I have always been quick there so I’m feeling quite positive about this event. Hopefully, we can continue the great results we’ve had and score important points for the championship. My target is to do the best I can in qualifying. We’ll see where we are compared to the others in qualifying and maybe play a bit more with tenth place to put us in a good position for Race 1’s reverse grid. ”Luca Engstler said: “The challenge for us in Hungary is to nail our qualifying and learn from our mistakes in the past events. I want to focus on doing the best I can. I tested at the Hungaroring at the beginning of the year, and I was very fast in the Hyundai Elantra N TCR. The aim is definitely to fight back – we started the season very strong before some technical problems. Things started to not go my way and I’ve had some back luck. The break has been good, I feel fully recharged and I want to attack and bring home maximum points.” For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.