EuroNASCAR introduces optional sequential shifting kit

EuroNASCAR introduces optional sequential shifting kit
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Teams will be able to install a new sequential command kit in the 2021 EuroNASCAR season – The new system is designed to help newcomers get started in the series

Ahead of the big revolution with the Next Gen car in the American NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) has introduced a new optional sequential command shifting system for the 2021 season. This will make the EuroNASCAR car the first NASCAR car to feature such a technology.

The kit, which is not mandatory for the 2021 NWES season, is not similar to a true sequential gearbox. A mechanism helps the drivers shift through gears like with a sequential gearbox. The NWES transmission remains untouched.

Drivers who are more comfortable with the H-shift may continue to shift through the gears classically. The new kit has already been tested at the NWES test track in Le Comte Fontenay, France. NWES president Jerome Galpin promises a shifting system that is powerful as well as durable and matches ” the high standards of the NWES”.

With the technical innovation, EuroNASCAR wants to make it easier for beginners to make the jump into the series. The H-pattern gearbox was always a major challenge for newcomers and rookies. That’s no longer the case with the kit. Due to the innovation, battles could get even tighter in the EuroNASCAR 2 and EuroNASCAR PRO championships.

The season opener on May 15-16 in Valencia, Spain (Circuit Ricardo Tormo) will show whether the H-pattern gearbox or the sequential kit can make a difference in the race. As of today, it is not yet known how many drivers will make use of the new system.

André Wiegold