Team Engstler to enter two BMWs in TC2 class of 2014 WTCC

Team Engstler has announced it will renew its commitment to the World Touring Car Championship by entering two BMWs in this year's TC2 class

Team Engstler to enter two BMWs in TC2 class of 2014 WTCC

Team principal Franz Engstler is the only confirmed half of the Bavarian team's driver line-up.

The decision continues the WTCC devotee's loyalty to the series, which he first entered in a part season back in 2007.

In 140 races, Engstler has claimed one WTCC victory at Oschersleben in 2011, a year in which he was classified eighth in the drivers' standings.

The German was also twice a runner-up in the Yokohama Trophy for independent competitors.

"We have currently a few negotiations ongoing for the second car and hope to unveil the name of Franz's team-mate in the next days," said team manager Kurt Treml.

Team Engstler has fielded a second car for Hong Kong racer Charles Kaki Ng over the past two campaigns.

The outfit has regularly expanded to three or more cars for the end of season Shanghai and Macau rounds.

The BMWs are set to compete against SEAT Leon WTCCs in the secondary class, which caters for older machinery.

In contrast the latest factory efforts from newcomer Citroen, Honda and Lada, as well as RML's privately built new Chevrolet Cruze, will conform to the new-for-2014 TC1 technical regulations.

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