Dauenhauer: “I’m determined to give everything I’ve got in order to score victories in EuroNASCAR PRO!

Dauenhauer: “I’m determined to give everything I’ve got in order to score victories in EuroNASCAR PRO!
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EuroNASCAR PRO debutant Tobias Dauenhauer aims to continue making a name for himself after a strong start to the season

After two strong years in EuroNASCAR 2, in which Tobias Dauenhauer was only narrowly beaten in second place each, the German in the service of Hendriks Motorsport decided that his third year would be the right time to take the step into EuroNASCAR PRO.

As a result, after one season each alongside Loris Hezemans and Vittorio Ghirelli, Dauenhauer is now in the lead position for his Ford Mustang within the team for the first time. EuroNASCAR rookie Liam Hezemans, meanwhile, steps into the learning role in EuroNASCAR 2 that Dauenhauer previously completed.

Best jump from EuroNASCAR 2 to EuroNASCAR PRO since Stienes Longin

At the season opener in Valencia (Spain), the 24-year-old proved that he is a force to be reckoned with, even in the highest class of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES). The German already put an exclamation mark on his performance in qualifying and advanced to Superpole qualifying with the fastest lap.

In the latter he finally achieved an impressive fourth place on the grid, which he crowned with second place in the first race. In the second race of the weekend, the driver from Mörlenbach only finished eighth, but he still won the Junior Trophy (for all drivers under the age of 25) in both races.

Overall, Dauenhauer underlined that he is a force to be reckoned with in the 2022 season. Only Belgian Stienes Longin (PK Carsport) had previously managed to finish on the podium at the first attempt when he moved from EuroNASCAR 2 to EuroNASCAR PRO.

Credits: Michael Großgarten / Leadlap.net

“The rollercoaster ride of Brands Hatch is extremely exciting for me”

Dauenhauer is already looking forward to the upcoming race weekend at Brands Hatch (England) on June 11-12: “I really like the track. It’s like a little rollercoaster, it goes up and down and is extremely exciting for me!”

“I also have fond memories here of last year, where I took out the overall win,” the #50 pilot told ‘Leadlap.net’.

But what effect does the strong debut in the PRO division have on the ambitious German? “My objective and approach remains the same. I’m happy to have been right up front on my PRO debut in Valencia. I will give everything to score more podium finishes and hopefully also victories!”

Dauenhauer is in fourth place overall ahead of the second weekend of the current NWES season.

Chris Liemann