Lorenzo Veglia completes Team Engstler line-up
Lorenzo Veglia has been confirmed as the third and final driver for Team Engstler in the 2015 TCR International Series.
“This is a big step forward in my still short racing career,” said Veglia.
The 18-year-old made his racing debut in the 2013 FIA European Touring Car Cup, finishing fourth in the S16000 class, and raced in the SEAT León Eurocup last year, finishing 12th overall.
”I was lucky to begin with two years in European series and now I find myself a competitor in an intercontinental racing series at the age of 18. In this respect I am pleased to drive for the Liqui Moly Team Engstler, because the team and Franz Engstler have plenty of experience and I am sure I can learn a lot from them. I take this first season as an apprenticeship, but at the same time I am also aiming to claim some good results,” said Veglia.
The Italian joins already confirmed drivers Mikhail Grachev and team owner Franz Engstler, with the team starting the season racing SEAT Leóns to later switch to Volkswagen Golfs.
“We are very pleased to welcome Lorenzo in the team. He brings his youthful enthusiasm and in spite of his young age has already shown a promising potential. We are confident that he can mature and improve even further working together an experienced driver like Franz,” said team manager Kurt Treml.