German rising star Luca Engstler showed incredible speed in TCR categories around the world in 2019, taking the Malaysia and Asia drivers’ honours. The German started his career in karting before progressing to ADAC Formula 4 in 2015. His TCR career began in 2017, when he competed in TCR Germany, taking his first podiums in the third round of the season. In total, Luca boasts four TCR titles to his name. After a wildcard appearance at Slovakia Ring and his impressive form throughout the year, Luca deputised for regular Hyundai driver Augusto Farfus in the penultimate round of the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup season, Race of Macau, in the i30 N TCR. One of the first drivers to be announced for our Customer Racing Junior Driver program, Luca progressed to a full-time WTCR seat for the 2020 season. For his second season in WTCR, Luca is racing with the Elantra N TCR.
Several rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (14)
One round of the FIA World Touring Car Cup (3)
Q1.Who is your motorsport idol?
My dad, Franz Engstler.
Q2.What are your hobbies?
I love sport, so nearly everything! (Soccer, gym, squash, skating, rock climbing…)
Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?
I am 19, so I don’t need a holiday. I prefer a racetrack!
Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a race driver?
If I wouldn’t have been a racing driver, I would have loved to be a professional soccer player.
Q5.What is your favorite food?
Since I work with Hyundai, I do not only love Korean cars, I love Korean BBQ even more!
Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words
Young, funny, fast