Enes 2020 at Charlotte: Castro with good chances in the championship battle

Enes 2020 at Charlotte: Castro with good chances in the championship battle
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Guillaume Hesnault

At the second semi-final Andre Castro took his second victory after Michal Smidl – In the championship standings the American takes the lead

On Tuesday, the second semi-final of the first season of the EuroNASCAR Esports Series (ENES) was scheduled on the virtual Roval circuit at Charlotte Motor Speedway. And once again the drivers offered exciting virtual motorsport.

After Michal Smidl had secured his second victory in the first semi-final, Andre Castro followed suit – if you count his prologue win at Daytona. In the first heat, the DF1 driver secured the pole position with a dominant performance and did not give up his lead in the final race.

“It feels really good. Traffic was challenging but I managed to keep rhythm and I’m really glad to bring home the virtual trophy for my family, all the people supporting me, Whelen of course and DF1 Racing,” said Castro, who took the lead in the championship before the final race in Zolder. “Ilike Zolder and we have a good chance to win the title.”

Second place was taken by – a once again strong – Tobias Dauenhauer, who had to defend himself against Alon Day for the entire race, but never gave the Israeli the chance to pass. Ulysse Delsaux and Loris Hezemans – who was among the best five drivers in all races – complete the top 5. In the championship the Dutchman lays ahead his team mate Dauenhauer in sedcond with a 12 points margin on Castro.

The final of the ENES will take place on 14 July at the legendary Circuit Zolder, which has long hosted the final of the playoffs of the real EuroNASCAR. Can Castro defend his lead or will the Hendriks boys grab the 40 bonus points for the team championship?

Simon Mones