The Liqui Moly Team Engstler outfit will expand to three TC2T class cars for the final four rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in the Far East, which kick off with the series’ inaugural visit to the Beijing Goldenport circuit on October 4-5.

The privateer outfit has fielded two cars thus far for team owner/driver Franz Engstler and teammate Pasquale di Sabatino; the latter will be replaced by Argentine touring car racer Camilo Echevarría at this weekend’s event in Argentina.

Di Sabatino is set to return to the cockpit of his BMW 320TC for the remaining events, while a third car – which was entered for the first two rounds of the feeder FIA European Touring Car Cup series, but never raced – will be shipped for the final flyaway events in China, Japan and Macau.

“We will have an additional car, we are still in negotiations with some Asian drivers,” team manager Kurt Treml has confirmed.

The team has so far dominated the rather thinly contested Yokohama Trophy for older-spec Super 2000 category cars, winning all but one of the thirteen races contested so far. Engstler has eleven of those wins, with di Sabatino claiming his sole class victory in the opening race at the Hungaroring.

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