Veglia switches to a Golf, as Cunnington joins the team
12 November 2015
The Liqui Moly Team Engstler has reshuffled its driver line-up for the TCR International Series final at Macau.
Guillaume Cunnington will make his first appearance in the series at the wheel of the SEAT León previously driven by Lorenzo Veglia. Although he only started racing two years ago, the Frenchman has claimed some promising results, clinching the 2014 Master Class title in the Asia Formula Renault Championship and currently lying sixth in the National Class of the competitive Japanese Formula 3 Championship; however he has never raced a front-wheel driven touring car before. “I'm very excited to race on the legendary Guia circuit and with such a prestigious team as Engstler Motorsport. 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,”he said.
As for Veglia, he will switch to the Volkswagen Golf TCR that was driven to victory at Red Bull Ring by Pol Rosell and was later raced by Tomas Engström. “It’s nice to switch to the Golf, though it is the same car as the León, but for the bodywork. This will be an advantage, because I will be able to focus on learning the track. I’m practising 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,”commented Veglia.
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