Braga hosts 5th FIA European Touring Car Cup
THOMPSON AND ENGSTLER FAVOURITES IN THE ETC CUP
James Thompson and Franz Engstler are among the favourite drivers who will be fighting to win the FIA European Touring Car Cup this weekend in Portugal, at Braga's Circuito Vasco Samerio.
While Engstler will drive a BMW 320si run by his own Liqui Moly Team Engstler, Thompson will join the Hartmann Honda Racing in a Honda Accord car. During the current season the Briton was part of the team in a number of rounds of the Danish Touring Car Championship and scored four race wins. The level of the field of the Super 2000 class in the fifth edition of the ETC Cup is very high and promises exciting and close competition.
Other major contenders are double European Cup winner Michel Nykjær (Chevrolet Lacetti) who aims for a third consecutive title, SEAT Eurocup new champion Norbert Michelisz (SEAT León), experienced touring car racers like Vincent Radermecker (Chevrolet Lacetti) and Tomas Engström (Honda Accord), ambitious young lions such as Harry Vaulkhard (Chevrolet Lacetti) and Per Poulsen (Honda Accord) and a trio of very fast locals: Fèlix Duarte da Costa (Chevrolet Lacetti), José Monroy (Chevrolet Lacetti) and Francisco Carvalho (SEAT León).