Franz Engstler and Charles Ng will remain as team-mates for the 2013 WTCC season

The Liqui Moly Engstler team has become the latest outfit to finalise its line-up for the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship season, with team owner/driver Franz Engstler announcing that Hong Kong driver Charles Ng will remain as his team-mate.

One season on from claiming his one and only outright WTCC race win, 51-year-old Engstler will continue as the series’ oldest full-time driver for another season, while pinning his hopes on Ng to deliver more promising results after his first full-time campaign in the championship in 2012

Engstler managed a fourth-placed finish in the 2012 Yokohama Independent Trophy championship standings, while former drifting racer Ng appeared to struggle for much of the season, finishing a distant sixteenth overall in the points race.

“We are confident that they both will be able to improve their results,” team manager Kurt Treml said.

“Franz is an experienced driver who even managed to claim a WTCC outright victory two years ago at Oschersleben, while Charles has got to know the championship serving his apprenticeship during his first full season in WTCC.”

The pair will once again pilot the team’s BMW 320TC cars in 2013.

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