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Luca Engstler fastest in TCR Germany test at Oschersleben

Luca Engstler was fastest in the two-day official TCR Germany championship pre-season test at Oschersleben, lapping the Germany circuit in 1:30.430 with his Team Engstler-prepared Hyundai i30 N TCR.

Rival Hyundai driver and championship newcomer Jonas Karklys of team Nordpass impressed by being second fastest, 0.322 seconds from Engstler’s time.

Nico Gruber made it two Team Engstler drivers in the top three, just under eight tenths from his team-mate’s top time.

Marcel Fugel was fastest of the Honda drivers in fourth position and was 0.968 seconds from P1, while René Kircher broke into the top five with his Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR of Team Oettinger.

Danish newcomer Martin Andersen rounded off the top six for Team Engstler, 1.6 seconds off Engstler’s top time.

A total of 14 cars took part in the test ahead of the season start that will take place at Oschersleben on May 14-16.