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Vor einigen Wochen las ich immerwieder mal etwas über die Euroracecar Serie aus Frankreich und NASCAR. Doch da ich der französischen Sprache nicht mächtig bin, habe ich dies nicht weiter verfolgt. Hätte ich es nurmal gemacht.

 

Denn es stellte sich ja heraus daß die NASCAR den Schritt nach Europa wagt und die Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series startete. Das erste Rennen in Nogaro ist bereits vorbei.

Hier mal der Kalender der Serie.

Wie Ihr seht wird auf bekannten europäischen Road courses gefahren. Doch am 7 und 8 Juli 2012 steht eine Europa Premiere an. Ein Shorttrack Oval Rennen auf dem Tours Speedway !!!

Quelle http://www.racecarspeedway.com/

Auf diesem 600m langen, 20m breitem Shorttrack mit einem sagenhaften Banking von null ° werden die Boliden ihre Runden drehn. Wer den Franz. TV-Sender MotorsTV empfängt, kann die Serie dort verfolgen.

Gefahren wird mit 450PS starken V8 Boliden bekannter NASCAR Marken wie Ford, Chevy, Dodge.

Die Serie selbst ist nochmal in die ELITE und OPEN series unterteilt in der jeweils ca. 25 Fahrer starten.

Hier mal der Orginal Text zur Vorstellung der Serie von NASCAR.COM :

„New NASCAR Era Kicks Off In Europe
Euro Racecar Opens Season This Weekend In Nogaro

Official Release
April 3, 2012 – 11:15am

With the long term partnership signed with its American model, a new era begins for the EURO-RACECAR, the first official NASCAR series in Europe.

EURO-RACECAR, in its first season as a sanctioned NASCAR Touring Series, kicks off the 2012 season with the Nogaro 200 at Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro, France April 6-9.

In Nogaro, 25 cars – Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang or Dodge Charger and Challenger – will be on the grid. Nearly 50 drivers will enter the 2 Championships ELITE and OPEN.

“It is a great honor for all our drivers, this weekend, the first poleman and the first winner will enter the NASCAR history and be part of NASCAR familly”, said Jerome Galpin, founder and promoter of EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series. “I’m particularly glad this happens in Nogaro. This is the hometown of the series, where it first ever raced.”

This championship runs tubular chassis racecars weighing 1170 kilos and powered by 5.7 litres V8 engined developing 450 hp, the grid is highly international. The entry list includes drivers from seven countries: France, Spain, England, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Sweden.

“We are happy to offer an international grid of such a high level,” said Jerome Galpin. “The level is higher than these past years and everything can happen. We’re very happy to welcome talented young drivers who will fight for the Junior title but for the victory, too.”

As said by the organizer, the level of entrants is particularly high with fights all over the pack both in ELITE and OPEN championships or for the Junior, Challenger, Gentleman or Legend Trophies.

Who will become the first ever European NASCAR Touring Series Champion? Not only will the winner be honored on the stage during the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards Gala at the end of the season, but the driver will earned a locked-in spot to compete at the UNOH Battle At The Beach during 2013 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway.

Among the drivers to watch include France’s Romain Thievin and Romain Iannetta, and Spain’s Ander Vilarino, as well as rookies Gregory Guilvert and Dimitri Enjalbert of France, and England’s Nigel Greensall, Harry Vaulkhard, and James Winslow. Top Juniors drivers include France’s Willy Boucenna, Romain Fournillier, Vincent Gonneau, Valentin Simonnet and Carole Perrin, and Sweden’s Freddy Nordström.

For this opening event, Bob Duvall, NASCAR Director, Weekly & Touring Business Development, and Richard Buck, Director of Touring Series, North America, will be there. Both will be particularly attentive to the development of the series.

“They will be special consultants on this first NASCAR Touring Series race organized in Europe. We will develop our collaboration on many technical points and so work on all the improvements to make of EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series a major European championship and the natural channel to the USA”, concluded Jerome Galpin.

The champion hangs back the helmet: 2011 champion Eric Helary is now retired from driving. Now living in Toulouse, France, he will still be involved in EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series but as the team manager of Still Racing who enters 2 Chevrolet Camaro and 1 Dodge Challenger.

Two expected favorites: The two 2011 runner-ups, Romain Thievin (France) and Ander Vilarino (Spain) are obviously the expected favorites for the 2012 title. Thieven, who will race for Still Racing, scored in 2011 seven top fives and nine top 10s. Vilarino, the leading driver of TFT, team from Nogaro, scored two victories, two pole positions, six top fives and seven top 10s.

Two female drivers on the grid: French Carole Perrin (Autosport 42, France) and the Belgian Nathalie Maillet (Racing Club Partners-GR3) will bring a woman’s presence to the grid. Perrin, 25, already won the 2011 ELITE Sprint in Motorland-Aragon (Spain).

Welcome to Harry Vaulkhard: 2007 Champion of the Seat Cupra Championship Great Britain, the British Harry Vaulkhard raced the BTCC for 2 seasons before joining the WTCC in 2010 on a Chevrolet Lacetti. The landmark of his carreer in this championship is his victory in the Independent Trophy in Monza. He will cross on the EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series tracks his compatriots Nigel Greensall, multiple winner in prototype series and James Winslow, winner of the Australian F3 championship, A1 GP driver for the team UK and in Indy-light but who will start his season in Brands Hatch because of his presence in Australie this week-end.

The organisation strengthen: To fill out the official staff, EURO-RACECAR NASCAR Touring Series and its coordinator Yves Guillou entrust the race direction to Patrice Ménochet. Jean-Marie Krempf will become one of the Stewards while Michel Brun will once again assure the scruiteenering.“

Link zur Seite: http://hometracks.nascar.com/New_NASCAR_Era_Kicks_Off_In_Europe

Also ich freu mich drüber und werde die Serie verfolgen. Was meint Ihr nun ? Wird die Serie von den Motorsportfans angenommen ? Wird sie eine Zukunft in Europa haben ? Wird vil mal der Eurospeedway im Kalender stehn ??

Ich pers. hoffe natürlich sehr daß die Serie ankommt. Denn wer weiß was sich die NASCAR noch einfallen lässt, wenn sie merkt daß es in Europa doch viele NASCARisties gibt.

Ach noch was. Wer hat das eigentlich schon mitbekommen ? Und nicht bescheid gesagt, lach ? Also ich geb zu, daß ich es irgendwie voll verpennt habe 😀

Keep racing

 

 

 

 

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