Enge moving from sand to asphalt
While Tomáš Enge’s protegees Alliyah and Yasmeen Koloc are testing in Dubai, doing hundreds of kilometres with a Can-Am DV21 in the sand, their mentor is slowly getting ready to return to circuit racing.
And just like the title suggest, despite Tomáš’ very rich career, it is going to be his first season of combining racing on the sand and asphalt. “I don’t really put any special emphasis on that. You always have to start somewhere, but I’m not worried. I’m sure I’ll handle it. And it’s definitely better to go from the sand to asphalt than from bad to worse,“ says the only Czech driver in Formula 1 and Indianapolis 500, who also laughed about a comparison to Fernando Alonso. The Spanish legend has just returned to F1, even though his first race at Bahrain ended prematurely after 32 laps with brake issues. “Maybe, a Dutch driver Tom Coronel would be a better comparison. He once tested a Formula 1 car and now is combining Dakar with WTCC.”
During the testing at Most next week, Tomáš does not want to do anything special. His goal is just to focus on handling the Mercedes-AMG GT3. “Over the winter, the Buggyra Technology Centre focused on the chassis, gearbox, suspension, everything was refurbished. I’ll have a fun drive, and then praise the guys that everything works perfectly. After that, we’re going to focus on the next weekend and the first race of the ESET Cup Series at Hungaroring,” plans Tomáš Enge.