Lorenzo Veglia switches to Volkswagen Golf

Liqui Moly Team Engstler regular Lorenzo Veglia will switch to one of the team’s Volkswagen Golfs in Macau, replacing Tomas Engström, who last raced the car in Thailand last time out. The young Italian switches to the German car after spending the entire season behind the wheel of a SEAT León Racer.

“It’s nice to switch to the Golf, though it is the same car as the León, but for the bodywork,” said the Italian. “This will be an advantage, because I will be able to focus on learning the track. I’m practicing a lot on the simulator, but to actually drive in Macau will be a completely different matter. I believe it won’t be easy to catch up with the drivers who have already raced there.”

Veglia’s car will be taken over by touring car rookie Guillaume Cunnington. The Frenchman won the 2014 Asian Formula Renault Championship Master Class title and is currently sixth in the national class of the Japanese Formula 3 championship.

“I’m very excited to race on the legendary Guia circuit and with such a prestigious team as Engstler Motorsport,” said the Frenchman. “I have no experience with the track and the car, but I hope my experience in single seaters will help me adapt quickly to both and that I get a decent race pace to have fun.”