TCR Middle East in Dubai: Wins for Luca Engstler and Florian Thoma
The Liqui Moly Team Engstler dominated in the second round of the 2018 TCR Middle East Series which took place at Dubai Autodrome. The winners of both races were drivers in Engstler’s Volkswagen Golfs. Luca Engstler triumphed in Race 1 while Florian Thoma celebrated a victory in Race 2.
After winning a pole position for Race 1, Luca Engstler had no problems to convert his starting position into second victory in this years TCR Middle East Series. After fourteen laps, he was six seconds quicker than Giacomo Altoe (Pit Lane Competizioni, Audi RS3 LMS). Lorenzo Veglia (Pit Lane Competizioni, Volkswagen Golf) completed a podium.
In Race 2, Florian Thoma has won with a 10-second advantage over Mato Homola (Pit Lane Competizioni, Volkswagen Golf). Luca Engstler finished in the third place to confirm his lead in the standings after four races. Eleven drivers participated in both races today.
Luca Engstler has 89 points, fourteen more than Giacomo Altoe and twenty-five more than Mato Homola. The finale of the 2018 TCR Middle East Series is scheduled for February 23-24 at Bahrain International Circuit.