Comeback in GT3 for LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler
With its fourth ADAC TCR Germany title win in a row, Team LIQUI MOLY Engstler Motorsport ended the exciting 2022 season and is starting 2023 with even greater ambitions. The team from Wiggensbach wants to take off with Audi in the GT3 scene at the start of the new year. And it will do so with none other than DTM (German Touring Car Championship) legend Manuel Reuter as its new project manager:
"I'm looking forward to the challenges of competing in top international GT3 racing with a new project like LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler Motorsport. With the potential that Franz Engstler's team is already showing, I expect that we will very soon establish ourselves among the top teams in GT3. With LIQUI MOLY, we have a strong and committed partner at our side," says Reuter.
The team, which has been working very closely with LIQUI MOLY for over 20 years, will once again be competing as the official team of the engine oil manufacturer next year. Managing Director Franz Engstler is proud of the trust that Liqui Moly has placed in his team for this new challenge. And is looking forward to another year of successful partnership. LIQUI MOLY marketing manager Peter Baumann is also delighted with the news:
"The LIQUI MOLY team Engstler is part of the family and has been an indispensable part of our international marketing strategy for many, many years. We are all the more delighted that together we will be climbing another step up the sporting ladder and competing together with Audi in various GT3 series."
This year, two Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II cars will bear the logo of the long-standing partner. In addition to the GT Winter Series and the GT Open, these cars will also be entered in the german ADAC. Exactly which series will be involved and who will bring the cars across the finish line will only be announced in the coming weeks.
"After enjoyable and very successful years in touring car racing, I'm excited to start this new challenge with one of the best manufacturers in GT3 racing. Audi has shown with its successes in the past what a strong car they have developed. Now it's up to us to understand it quickly and drive it successfully" explains Engstler.
The team's GT3 debut will be held in the second week of February as part of the GT Winter Series in Jerez. Luca Engstler will take the wheel of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II.
With high motivation and discipline Team Engstler starts into the new season and thanks especially all sponsors and partners for the long lasting support, without which the step into GT3 would not have been possible.