Double penalty blow for Luca Engstler at Motorland Aragón

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.

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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

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
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
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