NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

After strong performances in Grobnik: Nicolo Rocca wants more

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Nicolo Rocca fought for podium finishes in Grobnik, but just missed them – Nevertheless the Italian was satisfied

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) had to revise its calendar once again. Instead of in Most, the drivers fought for important points for the championship in Grobnik. The race track in Croatia was new territory for the entire grid.

Nicolo Rocca (DF1 Racing) caught a weekend with lots of light, but also some shadow. “It was a very positive weekend for the #22 Chevrolet, because we had the pace to consistently drive in the top 5 in qualifying and in both races,” said Rocca. “I would like to thank the whole team for that.”

However, the Italian also had bad luck. In the first race Rocca fought for a podium finish for a long time before an issue with the power steering caused him to drop back to tenth place. On Sunday, the DF1 driver started from fourth position and crossed the line in third. A penalty for causing a collision with Stienes Longin left him in 13th place.

“But we want to achieve even more and that’s why I’m already looking forward to the races in Valencia. We will still try out a lot and hopefully make the leap to the podium,” Rocca explained before the NWES season finale. Starting on December 3rd, the drivers of the series will fight for the last points of the season in Spain.