August 2018 – One of the most experienced racing teams in touring cars expands its fleet: Alongside the traditional VW Golf TCR, the LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler now also has two Hyundai i30 N TCR. The oil and additive specialist LIQUI MOLY welcomes this development as the main sponsor. "It is also an expression of our close cooperation with the car manufacturers," says Marketing Director Peter Baumann.
The LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler has been driving touring cars for decades. The team owner Franz Engstler once sat behind the wheel himself; today his son Luca is walking in his footsteps. The team used to drive BMW, has driven Volkswagen for several years and now also drives Hyundai.
The LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler enters the ADAC TCR Germany racing series with six vehicles. Two of them are now Hyundai i30 N TCR, the other four remain VW Golf TCR. Nothing is changing in the TCR Asia racing series and the team will continue to drive its four VW Golf TCR.
One team, but two vehicle models - this does not make logistics easier. However, for all the technical differences, one thing remains the same: "No matter which model - the engine and gearbox are lubricated by LIQUI MOLY," says Peter Baumann. No special racing developments are used here, instead high-performance oils from the regular range. The fully synthetic Synthoil High Tech 5W-40 ensures that the engine can give its full performance even under extreme loads. And the Fully Synthetic Hypoid Gear Oil (GL5) LS SAE 75W-140 reliably protects the gearbox oil even in hot racing conditions.
At the weekend the two Hyundai i30 N TCR had to show their stuff for the first time in a race at the Nürburgring. Luca Engstler caused a surprise in the second run: Starting in 18th place, he fought his way up to the 6th position. Team colleague Théo Coicaud came in 8th place. In the first race the Frenchman was one place better and Luca Engstler came 9th. A successful debut overall. The next stop for the TCR Germany is Zandvoort, Netherlands from 17 to 19 August.