Hendriks Motorsport collected important points for the EuroNASCAR team classification in Grobnik – But how can the team lead the classification with two cars?
In Europe, a team classification actually always works according to a scheme: A team uses several cars and gets points in the team championship. However, the special classification in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) works completely differently. The system is based on the American definition of a team in motorsport.
A car is a team: The principle in EuroNASCAR is as simple as that. Two drivers usually share a car in two separate championships. In the team classification, they are merged into one unit. So the points of a EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 driver are added together in the team classification.
An example: Currently, Hendriks Motorsport with leads the team championship with its #50 Mustang. The points are collected by Loris Hezemans in the EuroNASCAR PRO (ENPRO) and Tobias Dauenhauer in the EuroNASCAR 2 (EN2). The top chaser is the #18 Hendriks car of Giorgio Maggi (ENPRO) and Vittorio Ghirelli (EN2). So there is even a direct competition within an organization if several cars are entered by one owner.
The #50 Ford Mustang (Hezemans and Dauenhauer) is currently leading with 421 points, followed by the #18 teammates (Maggi and Ghirelli) with a 41-point gap. The PK Carsport Chevrolets #11 (Stienes Longin and Julia Dauenhauer) and #24 (Alon Day and Guillaume Dumarey) are in third and fourth place. The top 5 is completed by the #8 Feed Vict car.
Solaris Motorsport is currently 86 points behind the leader with its #12 Camaro (Francesco Sini and Nicholas Risitano). The Italians are ahead of Feed Victs Racings #6 car, Hendriks Motorosports #7 car and Caal Racings #98 Mustang, with Marko Stipp Motorsport’s #48 Chevrolet Camaro currently completing the top 10.