Franz Engstler and the Liqui Moly Team Engstler left the Hungaroring with two more Championship points after a difficult weekend at the home of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Qualifying saw Engstler secure tenth for round nine of the 2012 World Touring Car Championship and this equated to Pole Position for round ten, which was the reverse grid race.
The opening lap saw Engstler caught up in contact at the first corner and after following incidents the experienced German pitted for repairs and rejoined the race in its latter stages to check over the car and ensure he kept his race two Pole Position.
Lining up on Pole Position for round ten, Engstler soon dropped down the order as his BMW 320TC wasn’t working properly after the contact from race one. He salvaged ninth overall and fifth in the Yokohama Independents’.
After rounds nine and ten of the season, Engstler is ninth in the overall drivers’ Championship and fourth in the Yokohama Independents’ trophy.
Team-mate at the Liqui Moly Team Engstler team, Charles Kaki Ng qualified thirteenth overall ahead of round nine but was demoted to the back of the grid after an engine change.
Starting from the back of the grid, Ng was able to work his way to thirteenth overall in the first race while the second race saw him retire and he left the Hungaroring without scoring a top ten finish.
Next up for Engstler, Ng and the Liqui Moly Team Engstler team is a trip to Austria and the Salzburgring for rounds eleven and twelve of the 2012 World Touring Car Championship season.
“In 2 weeks we have the next round and that’s the Salzburgring. I look forward to welcoming many fans along. Salzburgring replaces the round in Germany, so it’s like our home race,” said Engstler after the weekend.