David Sigacev will make his WTCC maiden appearance on the occasion of the next race meeting at Valencia.
The young Russian will be at the wheel of Engstler Motorsport’s third BMW 320 TC car, run under the banner of DeTeam KK Motorsport, the same that was driven by Marchy Lee earlier this season.
Sigacev, who was born 22 years ago in Moscow, lives in Germany where he is developing a promising racing career. He won the DMV Karting Championship at the age of 15 and then moved to Formula Renault and the Porsche Carrera Cup.
During the current season he is competing in the ADAC GT Master at the wheel of a Mercedes SLS AMG.
David Sigacev will make his first WTCC apperance at Valencia in a BMW 320 TC
GERMANY’S RESULTS TO BE DECLARED FINAL
The results of the two latest WTCC races that took place at Oschersleben on July 31st, will be soon declared final by the FIA, following the technical checks of two Chevrolet engines.
After the second German race, the FIA Technical Delegate Manuel Leal had sealed the 1.6-litre turbo engines of Rob Huff’s and Darryl O’Young’s cars, which meant that race results remained provisional pending technical cheks.
Days ago Leal completed all technical checks at the RML factory in the UK and found both engines in compliance with the technical regulations.
Now the results just need to be confirmed by the Stewards.
HUFF AND MENU IN THE BUENOS AIRES 200
Current WTCC point leader Rob Huff and his team-mate Alain Menu take part this weekend in the Buenos Aires 200 Km, counting towards the Argentine TC2000 championship.
Huff and Menu have joined the Equipo Oficial Chevrolet at the wheel of Cruze cars they will share with regular drivers Agustín Canapino and Christian Ledesma respectively.
Menu who won the Argentine race for Chevrolet in 2006 said: "Since 2004 I only missed this race once. I like it very much and I thank Chevrolet Argentina for inviting me to compete once again. The WTCC and TC2000 Cruze are very similar in terms of concept performance, though the Argentine car has a more racing look. I am confident because we have a good package and we can fight to win this race."
MULLER INVITED LOEB TO TEST WTCC CRUZE
Seven-time World Rally Champion Sébastian Loeb drove the Chevrolet Cruze WTCC at Rockingham last week. It was a private event that Loeb attended following an invitation from his friend and fellow World Champion Yvan Muller.
The idea stemmed last year when Yvan competed in the WRC Rally of Alsace and both friends shared and compared impressions about their respective race disciplines and cars.
A holding statement from Chevrolet explained: "Chevrolet and RML were glad to cooperate in materializing the invitation made by Yvan to Sébastian to try his Cruze. However what happened cannot, in any way, be interpreted as a short term expression of a professional interest by any of the parties involved."
Yvan Muller attended the drive and set reference laps to give Loeb the best out of this day at the wheel of the Cruze WTCC.