Between heaven and hell: Alina Loibnegger in Most with a roller coaster of emotions
Light and shadow are sometimes very close together – Alina Loibnegger made it into the top-10 for the first time at the EuroNASCAR event at Autodrom Most on Saturday, but then had to retire on Sunday with technical issues on her car
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) race weekend in Most, Czech Republic, got off to a promising start for Alina Loibnegger in the Racingfuel Chevrolet. In Saturday’s race, she secured tenth overall, bringing home a top-10 result for the first time in her young racing career.
“Most was a highlight, just like last year – at least Saturday. I really like the track and I finished tenth on Saturday, which I’m very happy about and thank the team for the great work,” Loibnegger tells ‘Leadlap.net’. “We want to build on this and I hope to achieve several more good results in the rest of the season.”
With tenth place overall in Saturday’s race, the young Austrian also managed to finish second in the Lady Trophy – the special classification in EuroNASCAR 2 for women. Sunday’s race then was a disaster, as Loibnegger had to park her car after just six laps due to a technical issue.
Accordingly disappointed, the Austrian then explaines: “Sunday was unfortunately not so great after the good Saturday. We had a few technical problems on the car and are looking at what exactly is going on.” Nevertheless, she also exudes optimism for the upcoming event in Zolder, Belgium: “I’m highly motivated, looking forward to the next race and hope that everything works out well there.”
Currently, Loibnegger is 18th overall in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship with 143 points and is third in the Lady Trophy – behind her rivals Luli Del Castello (175 points) and Aliyyah Koloc (169 points). Behind her in fourth place is the experienced Arianna Casoli with 135 points. So there is plenty of excitement in store for the remaining two events of the 2022 season.
The next races will be held on October 8 and 9 at the legendary track in Zolder. After this race, which concludes the regular season, the drivers will have to drop their two worst results. Double points will then be awarded at the finale in Grobnik, Croatia, on October 29 and 30.