NASCAR Whelen Euro Series

EuroNASCAR 2021: Solaris and Double V to cooperate next season

Double V Racing

In the 2021 NWES season, Solaris Motorsport will cooperate with new team Double V Racing and work on a total of two cars

Solaris Motorsport will field two cars in the upcoming NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) season. At the opening race in Valencia, Spain, next week, not only will the #12 Chevrolet Camaro be entered, Solaris will also provide technical support for the #27 Ford Mustang for the newly formed Double V Racing team.

Double V Racing was founded by Pierluigi Veronesi, who returns to EuroNASCAR as both team principal and driver after not competing in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Italian will be competing in his third season overall. In 2019, he finished seventh in the EuroNASCAR 2 class, earning one top-5 and eight top-10 results overall.

Common cause and charity

He is getting support for his venture from a well-known automotive lab testing company called Testing. “I’m really excited to start this new adventure as both driver and team manager,” said Veronesi, who also works as test driver for Lamborghini. “I’m honoured to put my experience to good use. I think we have the opportunity to do very good things. I can’t wait for Valencia.”

Veronesi’s Sbomber project supports the non-profit organization Bimbo Tu, which helps families whose children with neurological diseases are hospitalized in Bellaria, Italy.

“We try to find the perfect output in the Sbomber character. Facing adversities with a smile and support each other, this is how Double V Racing was born. We face the challenges of these hard times with a smile and we want to help others with a project that mixes racing and social support with the Sbomber initiative. I can progress as a driver and help people through my passion,” said Veronesi.

Solaris involved and with its own program

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Double V Racing receives technical support from Solaris Motorsport, Francesco Sini’s team. The aim is to set up a long-term academy for drivers and engineers with the team in order to become even more successful in the NWES.

Solaris team boss Sini will again fight for the title in the EuroNASCAR PRO classification in the #12 car. In addition, he will take young Austrian Alina Loibnegger under his wing as coach for her debut in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship.

Loibnegger is no stranger behind the wheel, as she already competed in the Club Challenge at the Hockenheimring in 2019, where she finished second.

Solaris Motorsport hot for the new season

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Gian Luca Guiglia

“I can’t wait for the season to begin and to work with the team. My goal for 2021 is to continue to grow and improve in racing and in NASCAR in particular. I want to keep learning and getting better and better. A special thank you goes to my sponsors, without them all of this wouldn’t be possible,” said Alina Loibnegger.

Her team manager Sini is also optimistic, especially since the team was in the title fight for the EuroNASCAR 2 championship in the 2020 season until the last race: “I can’t wait to get started! It was a long winter, we worked hard to put this program together when everything seemed lost.” 

There have been some tough moments but we’re past those and we are looking forward to Valencia. It will be hard as usual, but even more challenging because we’ll handle a second car. I want to thank Pierluigi Veronesi and Francesco Vignali for their confidence.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

“I also want to welcome Alina and Pierluigi in the Solaris family. This is just the beginning of a long and exciting experience. See you next week in Valencia”.

The 2021 NWES season kicks off on May 15-16 at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. Qualifying and all races will be streamed live on the Leadlap.de / Leadlap.net Facebook page.

Frank Reipen