Antti Buri wins dramatic Hockenheimring race two

Team Engstler’s Antti Buri won a dramatic second race in the 2020 ADAC TCR Germany series at the Hockenheimring.

Finn Burri took his first win of the season after reverse-grid pole-sitter Harald Proczyk suffered a half spin going into the first corner of the race, before he then crashed into fellow Hyundai racer Nico Gruber with both drivers retiring from the race with heavy damage.

After a ten-minute safety car period, that also saw race one winner Jan Seyffert head to the pitlane, Buri, who was sitting second behind the Honda of Marcel Fugel, made his move ten minutes from the end with a cut-back on the Honda Civic driver coming out of the hairpin and didn’t look back.

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Behind, a three-car battle took place throughout the remainder of the half an hour race, with Dominik Fugel trying to get the better of both his brother Marcel and René Kircher.

Dominik had overtaken both Marcel and Kircher by the end of lap 11, but was asked by the race officials to give back both positions after being deemed to have forced Kircher off the road at turn three a lap earlier.

Again, he came back fighting a lap later and managed to again overtake both by the end of the race and took second ahead of his brother, with Kircher in fourth.

Fifth in race two went to Albert Legutko in his FK2-spec Honda, who finished ahead of Phillip Walsdorf in the first of the Opel Astra TCR’s.

Seventh was the Volkswagen of Dziugas Tovilavicius, who had collided with Harri Salminen after the Positione Motorsport driver locked up going into the hairpin on lap eight and clattered into the Lithuanian.

The top ten were rounded out by Syzmon Ladniak, Steffen Redlich and Günter Benninger in the leading Wimmer Werk Motorsport Cupra León Competición TCR’s.

Felix Wimmer had earlier retired to the pits with an issue on his CUPRA whilst running in fifth position.

Victory for Buri has elevated the Finn to third in the championship table, just six points behind leader Dominik Fugel and two points behind Proczyk.

The next rounds of the 2020 ADAC TCR Germany series take place at the Sachsenring on the weekend of October 3-4.

Race result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 13 Antti BURI Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 17 33:38.368 1:49.573 5
2 88 Dominik FUGEL Profi Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 17 2.887 1:49.205 10
3 55 Marcel FUGEL Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 17 4.632 1:49.339 2
4 8 René KIRCHER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 17 5.888 1:49.731 3
5 17 Albert LEGUTKO Albert Legutko Racing Honda Civic Type-R FK2 TCR 17 13.606 1:50.485 12
6 84 Philipp WALSDORF Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 17 16.990 1:50.428 4
7 92 Dziugas TOVILAVICIUS SKUBA RACING TEAM Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 17 17.657 1:50.588 11
8 21 Szymon LADNIAK GT2 Motorsports Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 17 31.366 1:51.064 15
9 6 Steffen REDLICH Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 17 31.788 1:51.230 13
10 56 Günter BENNINGER Team Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición 17 56.635 1:52.959 16
R 24 Felix WIMMER Team Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición 11 DNF 1:50.285 6
R 51 Harri SALMINEN Positione Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 8 DNF 1:50.648 9
R 101 Niki SCHELLE Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 2 DNF 2:26.180 14
R 98 Jan SEYFFERT HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 1 DNF 2:48.010 7
R 2 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 0 DNF N/A 1
R 97 Nicolas GRUBER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 0 DNF N/A 8
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