Nico Gruber

Team : Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly RT
Birthdate : 08/21/2001

FIVE FACTS:

Third-generation racer: Not only did Gruber’s father race, his grandfather also spent time behind the wheel.

Perfect start: Gruber won on his ADAC TCR Germany debut, taking victory at the Lausitzring in August 2020, a result that helped to convince Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team that he was the right driver to replace Nicky Catsburg at WTCR Race of Germany.

Hungaroring help at hand: “I was driving in Formula Renault at the Hungaroring last year and I really love this track. It has a good design but it’s hard for sure.”

Karting success: Gruber enjoyed considerable success in karting, especially across the border in Germany where he claimed the Junior and 125 KZ2 titles.

Did you know? Gruber moved to the UK to make his car racing debut, competing in the BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600 series and winning the Rookie title.

CAREER SO FAR:

2008-2017: Karting

2018: 1 Rookie, BRSCC National Formula Ford 1600

2019: 1, Drexler Formula Renault; 1, Austrian Formula Renault; FIA CEZ Formula Renault

2020: ADAC TCR Germany; TCR Malaysia