Luca Engstler has been hit with a brace of penalties after today’s World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) races at Motorland Aragón.
After an eighth place finish in race one, Engstler had the opportunity to score a big haul of points in the race two thanks to a front row start on the reversed-grid.
Unfortunately for the young German, his car bogged down as the lights went out, leaving him as a sitting duck unable to defend from the cars behind.
Having lost his chance of a podium almost immediately, Engstler was keen to work his way back up the order. However, it appears as though he was a little too keen as the stewards have awarded him a 10-second time penalty for track limits abuse.
As such, Engstler drops from sixth in the finishing order of that race, to ninth.
In race three, his weekend would go from bad to worse. After missing his breaking point at the penultimate corner on lap one, Engstler locked the brakes of his Hyundai, which then fishtailed into the side of Nestor Girolami, taking them both out of the race.
For this offence, the stewards have brandished Engstler with a five-place grid penalty for the next race in two weeks’ time.
Revised race two result
|1||96||Mikel AZCONA||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||10||21:23.600||2:07.194||1|
|2||100||Yvan MULLER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||10||2.990||2:07.235||4|
|3||12||Santiago URRUTIA||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||10||3.499||2:07.272||7|
|4||17||Nathanaël BERTHON||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||10||4.613||2:06.881||5|
|5||30||Gabriele TARQUINI||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||10||5.949||2:07.214||3|
|6||68||Yann EHRLACHER||Cyan Racing||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||10||9.362||2:07.956||12|
|7||11||Thed BJÖRK||Cyan Performance||Lynk & Co 03 TCR||10||11.538||2:07.484||11|
|8||16||Gilles MAGNUS||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||10||13.770||2:07.735||8|
|9||8||Luca ENGSTLER||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||10||16.926||2:07.672||2|
|10||86||Esteban GUERRIERI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||10||21.563||2:09.287||18|
|11||29||Néstor GIROLAMI||ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||10||22.128||2:09.020||9|
|12||18||Tiago MONTEIRO||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||10||27.486||2:09.562||13|
|13||9||Attila TASSI||ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport||Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR||10||28.067||2:09.471||19|
|14||40||Josh FILES||Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team||Hyundai i30 N TCR||10||28.449||2:09.297||16|
|15||1||Norbert MICHELISZ||BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse||Hyundai i30 N TCR||10||31.219||2:07.055||21|
|16||15||Nicolas BAERT||Comtoyou Racing||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||10||37.109||2:10.220||15|
|R||99||Gábor KISMARTY-LECHNER||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||8||DNF||2:10.106||20|
|R||31||Tom CORONEL||Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport||Audi RS3 LMS TCR||5||DNF||2:08.979||17|
|R||69||Jean-Karl VERNAY||Team Mulsanne||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||5||DNF||2:07.661||6|
|R||34||Aurélien COMTE||Vuković Motorsport||Renault Mégane RS TCR||3||DNF||2:09.520||14|
|R||55||Bence BOLDIZS||Zengő Motorsport||CUPRA Leon Competición||0||DNF||N/A||10|