Luca Engstler heads Hyundai top four in second practice at Monza

Luca Engstler heads Hyundai top four in second practice at Monza

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M1RA Motorsport driver Luca Engstler heads the second practice session of the TCR Europe finale weekend, as Hyundai continues to dominate at the top.

The 19-year-old set a fastest time of 1 minute 57.009 seconds on his ninth lap, to head a Hyundai top four separated by 0.502 seconds. The South Korean manufacturer taking six of the top ten spots on the timesheet.

Target Competition driver Andreas Bäckman was second fastest, 0.362 seconds slower than Engstler, and the outside chance for the title looks to be showing the pace needed to challenge fellow Target Competition driver Josh Files for the crown.

The British driver was third fastest, briefly topping the session thanks to a 1 minute 57.411 second lap, 0.402 seconds slower than Engstler’s best.

Luca Filippi was fourth fastest, the BRC Racing Team driver setting a time of 1 minute 57.511 seconds on his final attempt.

Santiago Urrutia was fifth fastest and the best placed non-Hyundai driver, setting a time of 1 minute 57.531 seconds in the Team WRT Audi, and only 0.020 seconds slower than Filippi.

Autodis Racing driver Mat’o Homola, who topped the first practice session, was sixth fastest with a time of 1 minute 57.550 seconds, 0.541 seconds slower than Engstler.

Nelson Panciatici was seventh fastest for M Racing with a time of 1 minute 57.550 seconds, 0.313 seconds faster than championship contender JSB Compétition Peugeot driver Julien Briché who set a time of 1 minute 57.905 seconds in eighth place.

Aurélien Comte was ninth fastest for DG Sport Compétition in ninth place, setting a time of 1 minute 57.946 seconds, and only half a tenth faster than Gilles Magnus in the Comtoyou Racing Audi who rounds out the top ten with a time of 1 minute 58 seconds.

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 8 Luca ENGSTLER M1RA Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:57.009 0.000
2 19 Andreas BÄCKMAN Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:57.371 0.362
3 9 Josh FILES Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:57.411 0.402
4 30 Luca FILIPPI BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 13 1:57.511 0.502
5 55 Santiago URRUTIA Team WRT Audi RS3 LMS TCR 12 1:57.531 0.522
6 70 Mat’o HOMOLA Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:57.550 0.541
7 12 Nelson PANCIATICI M Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 12 1:57.592 0.583
8 24 Julien BRICHÉ JSB Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 14 1:57.905 0.896
9 7 Aurélien COMTE DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 13 1:57.946 0.937
10 16 Gilles MAGNUS Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 12 1:58.000 0.991
11 85 Guilherme SALAS Vuković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR 11 1:58.165 1.156
12 26 Jessica BÄCKMAN Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:58.187 1.178
13 25 Natan BIHEL M Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 15 1:58.371 1.362
14 45 Gianni MORBIDELLI WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 1:58.447 1.438
15 27 John FILIPPI PCR Sport CUPRA TCR 13 1:58.460 1.451
16 58 Dominik BAUMANN Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:58.506 1.497
17 14 Klim GAVRILOV VRC Team Audi RS3 LMS TCR 8 1:58.761 1.752
18 88 Maxime POTTY Team WRT Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:58.791 1.782
19 34 Stian PAULSEN Stian Paulsen Racing CUPRA TCR 6 1:58.854 1.845
20 15 Sami TAOUFIK Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 12 1:58.864 1.855
21 22 Josh BURDON Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 13 1:59.038 2.029
22 96 Abdulla Ali AL-KHELAIFI QMMF Racing by PCR Sport CUPRA TCR 12 1:59.059 2.050
23 112 Jimmy CLAIRET Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR 14 1:59.212 2.203
24 23 Tamás TENKE Zengő Motorsport CUPRA TCR 14 1:59.238 2.229
25 91 Grigoriy BURLUTSKIY Carville Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 10 1:59.280 2.271
26 111 Teddy CLAIRET Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR 14 1:59.388 2.379
27 46 Olli KANGAS WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 14 1:59.590 2.581
28 21 Marie BAUS-COPPENS JSB Compétition CUPRA TCR 13 2:00.285 3.276
29 117 Albert LEGUTKO Legutko Racing – ADAC Berlin Honda Civic Type R FK2 TCR 14 2:00.325 3.316
30 123 Daniel LLOYD Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 3 2:00.454 3.445
31 10 Viktor DAVIDOVSKY PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 3 2:00.486 3.477
32 18 Paul IP Kung Ching Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 13 2:03.286 6.277
33 17 Martin RYBA Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 0 No time N/A
34 67 Zsolt Dávid SZABÓ M1RA Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 0 No time N/A