Coronavirus pandemic: EuroNASCAR moves Most race to Grobnik, Croatia
Due to the latest measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the Czech Republic, the NWES race in Most had to be cancelled – The race will now take place at the Automotodrom Grobnik in Croatia
The Autodrom Most had to cancel the second edition of the NASCAR Show on November 14-15. The reasons for this are the latest measures against the spread of the coronavirus by the Czech government. But the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) has already found a replacement: The race weekend will now take place at the Automotodrom Grobnik in the north of Croatia.
It is the first time that EuroNASCAR will visit Croatia. The approximately four-kilometer-long circuit is located near the port city of Rijeka not far from the Slovenian border. The track was opened in 1978 and was a venue of the World Motorcycle Championship until 1990. Currently, the track is mainly used for test and private events. The fast but technical layout promises an exciting EuroNASCAR race and due to the differences in altitude on one lap, the ride resembles a roller coaster ride.
“In such a challenging and uncertain situation, we all have to be responsible and put safety as the top priority. Having to postpone the NASCAR GP Czech Republic is really sad, but it’s the best decision for everybody. We are already at work with our great partner Autodrom Most to offer our Central Europe fans an even better show next year,” said NWES President and CEO Jerome Galpin.
Galpin has already visited the Automotodrom Grobnik in person to check the track: “The Croatian riviera is just wonderful in this season, Rijeka is a perfect location and Automotodrom Grobnik is a fast, technical and fascinating track. We’re enthusiastic to offer this new challenge to NWES teams and drivers and we very much look forward to the first ever NASCAR GP Croatia.”
Further details about the first NWES race in Croatia will be announced soon by the series. The races from Grobnik will be broadcast live on the NWES Social Media channels.