2024 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Prologue at Circuit Ricardo Tormo: RDV Competition the fastest team

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Nina Weinbrenner


RDV Competition was the fastest team in the 3.5-hour session – With the official Prologue at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, the drivers and teams got their first glimpse of the 2024 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season

The 2024 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season starts on April 13-14 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, but before the first official session, the Prologue was held on Thursday at the 4.005-kilometre track. Sunny conditions and hot temperatures made the official pre-season test a real challenge for the drivers and teams and with more sunshine expected for the NASCAR GP Spain, the conditions were a good indication of what the competitors may find in the first round of the season. The #3 RDV Competition Ford Mustang was the fastest team in the session where both drivers of a car were allowed to participate.

Paul Jouffreau and Patrick Schober shared duties in the #3 Ford Mustang. RDV Competition was followed by the #55 The Club Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro with a gap of 0.045 seconds. The #24 PK Carsport Chevrolet Camaro completed the top-3, just 0.145 seconds behind the leading organization. The #54 CAAL Racing and #99 Bremotion Chevrolets completed the top-5 among the 29 cars that took part in the official prologue. The #5 Academy / Alex Caffi Motorsports Ford Mustang experienced gearbox problems, while Veeti Rajala in the #90 Granducato Speed Chevrolet Camaro also had technical issues. Both teams will work hard to get the cars back on track on Friday.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Nina Weinbrenner

RDV Competition turned the most laps in the Prologue with a total of 68 laps. The #30 3F Racing Chevrolet Camaro was also busy, turning 66 laps at the Spanish motorsports colosseum. Completing the top-3 were the #50 Hendriks Motorsport Toyota Carmy, the #14 Speedhouse Ford Mustang and the #74 Team Japan Needs24 Toyota. Each of them clocked a total of 61 laps. Summing up all laps, the teams turned 1,266 laps in the 3.5 hours long pre-season testing session on Thursday.

The 2024 NASCAR GP of Spain is not only the twelfth EuroNASCAR event at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, it’s also the ninth time the season will start in Valencia. The circuit is also celebrating its 25th anniversary, so the organizers are expecting tens of thousands of fans to attend the unique Valencia NASCAR Fest, which will also be broadcast on EuroNASCAR’s YouTube channel and numerous TV channels around the world.

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