Andrea Tronconi signs with Academy Motorsport
Academy Motorsport / Alex Caffi Motorsport has found a driver for the EuroNASCAR 2 championship – Andrea Tronconi will make his NWES debut
The first race of the new NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) season is getting closer and closer. With Andrea Tronconi, another driver in the huge starting grid of the European NASCAR championship has now been confirmed. The Italian will start for Academy Motorsport / Alex Caffi Motorsport in the EuroNASCAR 2 category.
However, after the cancellation of the race at the Hockenheimring, the first weekend will not take place until May 14 and 15 in Valencia, which is why I Tronconi will have to wait a little longer than planned for his first EuroNASCAR race. The Italian will drive the #1 Ford Mustang for the team in EuroNASCAR 2, sharing the car with Thomas Krasonis.
“I’ve always been into motorsports and I’m very excited to make my NASCAR debut,” says the Milan native, who has previous experience in motorcycle racing – motocross, enduro and raid. “I don’t have any experience with rear-wheel drive cars and it won’t be easy to find the right feeling at the first race, but I hope to progress as the season goes on.”
In 2018, he switched to auto racing, where he raced touring cars. In EuroNASCAR-2, Tronconi will compete in the Legends and Rookie Trophy. “I hope to do well in EuroNASCAR 2 and have a say in winning the Legend Trophy,” emphasizes the Milanese.
The Italian already feels right at home with his new team. And Academy Motorsport / Alex Caffi Motorsport is also delighted about the signing of Tronconi, as team boss Federico Monti explains: “The opportunity to help someone like Andrea, a very nice person and a good driver, make his EuroNASCAR debut is fantastic for the whole team.”
“I’m sure he’ll be instrumental in creating a great atmosphere in the pits, and he’s already had solid results in his first experience on track with us. From here on, we will work together to be in top shape for the season,” explains Monti, who will be getting behind the wheel of a EuroNASCAR car himself.