BMW’s Franz Engstler replaced by Masaki Kano at Suzuka

Franz Engstler has been replaced by Masaki Kano at Suzuka due to illness.

Kano, 37, has competed in each Japanese WTCC round, since the Championship’s inaugural race in the country in 2008.

Each of his Suzuka appearances has been in one of the Engstler team’s BMW 3-Series’.

Engstler is expected to be fit for the next WTCC round in Shanghai.