Two-time Ukrainian Touring Car champion Igor Skuz returns to the European Touring Car Cup this weekend, after taking part at Monza for Liqui Moly Team Engstler, the 35-year-old will now race for Spanish team SUNRED Engineering in Austria.
Skuz had a tough first weekend at Monza, caught up in an incident with Rikli Motorsport’s Christian Fischer in the first race, Liqui Moly Team Engstler managed to repair the car to make race two, and finished as the top BMW driver in the race, down in seventh place.
The Ukrainian missed the second round of the ETC Cup, explaining to TouringCarTimes that there were “many outstanding questions with car performance and very limited time to sort them out.”
Skuz is looking forward to his chance to compete with the SUNRED-run SEAT León TDI this weekend at the Salzburgring.
“I will drive a FWD car with my new team which is better suited to my race style,” said Skuz. “I hope quickly find right approach to car feeling. I think SUNRED is superb team to win and I will do my best to achieve this goal.”
“I made the decision to change team and complete the ETCC this year with SUNRED, as well as plan for the next season in WTCC. Participation in WTCC is the main target for me after this season.”
“The ETCC is the last step forward before the performing in the WTCC. I believe that the World and European championships have reached the highest levels in the touring race world, with such a high number of professional pilots in each class, great interest from spectators and fans, impeccable organisation and high media attention.”