Marko Stipp finds another piece of the puzzle: Miguel Gomes extends contract!
Marko Stipp Motorsport has extended the contract with Miguel Gomes – The Portuguese will compete again in the 2022 EuroNASCAR 2 championship
Marko Stipp Motorsport has completed another step for the 2022 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES): The racing team from Germany has extended the contract with Miguel Gomes, confirming a second driver for the upcoming season after Yevgen Sokolovskiy. The 41-year-old will once again compete in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship and focus on title battle in the Legend Trophy for drivers aged 40 and over.
Gomes completed his NWES debut season in 2021 and has consistently made an impact in both the Legend Trophy and Rookie Trophy. His best result to date is a ninth-place finish, which he collected at the Czech Autodrom Most. In 2022, the Portuguese wants to add more top-10 results to his resume. He’s also aiming to win the special classification.
Gomes wants to make the next step
Gomes has his roots on the oval, where he raced stockcars in the past. With his first road course experience under his belt, the 41-year-old is looking to steep the learning curve in the 2022 EuroNASCAR 2 season to regularly finish in the top 10. With many teams expected on the grid, Gomes will face tough competition.
He finished the 2021 season in a solid 15th place, which also earned him third place in the Legend Trophy. The special classification featured a total of 13 drivers, seven of whom started full-time. Among the seven rookies, Gomes also sped to third place and thus onto the podium – a good foundation for a successful 2022 season.
Statements by Gomes and Stipp
“For my second season, I want to keep improving my road course racing skills and be a contender in the battle for the Legend trophy. I also will do my best to score more top-10s but I know that the competition will be fierce and hard to beat,” said Gomes, who is also making a mighty splash in the virtual world on iRacing and honing his skills.
Team owner Marko Stipp said: “Miguel really impressed us in 2021. As a rookie he has made big leaps and proved to be learning quickly from scratch wherever we raced. We are very happy he puts his trust in us to keep setting the bar higher and higher in 2022.”
The 2022 NWES season kicks off on April 9 and 10 at the Hockenheimring in Germany. There will then be five more events across Europe: Valencia (Spain), Brands Hatch (Great Britain), Most (Czech Republic), Zolder (Belgium) and Grobnik (Croatia). In addition, an All Star race in Vallelunga (Italy) and a special event on a snow track are planned to round off 2022.