Luca Engstler inherits victory after Lorenzo Veglia penalised

Luca Engstler inherits victory after Lorenzo Veglia penalised

Luca Engstler
Photo: TCR Media

Luca Engstler inherited victory in the second TCR Middle East race in Abu Dhabi, after the Italian was hit with a post-race 30-second penalty for contact between the pair on the final lap of the race.

Veglia had pushed Engstler wide on the final lap of the race, which dropped the German to second at the chequered flag and gave the win to the Pit Lane Competizioni driver.

But 17-year-old Engstler was later given the win after the stewards of the meeting decided Veglia’s move was unfair.

By inheriting victory, Engstler moves to just one point behind championship leader Giacomo Altoè at the end of the racing weekend.

Veglia dropped to eighth as a result.

Amended race two result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME/GAP BEST GD
1 8 Luca ENGSTLER Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 20 25:22.341 1:14.778 9
2 13 Kai JORDAN H&R Spezialfedern Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 20 5.828 1:15.545 6
3 10 Giacomo ALTOÈ Pit Lane Competizioni 1 Audi RS3 LMS TCR 20 7.317 1:15.494 10
4 70 Mat’o HOMOLA Pit Lane Competizioni 2 Volkswagen Golf GTi DSG 20 12.184 1:15.893 8
5 21 Jordi ORIOLA Pit Lane Competizioni 2 Volkswagen Golf GTi DSG 20 16.376 1:15.723 5
6 23 Giovanni ALTOÈ Pit Lane Competizioni 1 Audi RS3 LMS TCR 20 19.079 1:15.699 4
7 32 Alberto VESCOVI Pit Lane Competizioni 1 Audi RS3 LMS TCR 20 21.097 1:15.834 2
8 44 Lorenzo VEGLIA Pit Lane Competizioni 2 Volkswagen Golf GTi DSG 20 29.432 1:15.037 3
9 17 Martin RYBA Brutal Fish Racing Team Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 20 37.393 1:16.729 11
10 9 Costas PAPANTONIS Mouhritsa Racing Team SEAT León TCR 19 + 1 LAP 1:16.646 1
11 39 Florian THOMA Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 + 2 LAPS 1:14.969 7