NASCAR Whelen Euro Series adjusts the 2020 schedule
EuroNASCAR is still in the forced break due to the coronavirus crisis – In September the season will finally start
While the season in the EuroNASCAR Esports Series is already in full swing, the engines of the V8 bolides are unfortunately still silent in the real world. Originally the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) should have started into its new season in April, but the coronavirus prevented racing. Now there is new information about the 2020 season.
After the postponement of the season opener at Valencia, the races at Brands Hatch, Most and Venray were also postponed. Now a revised calendar has been announced by the series that consists of five race weekend and an additional sixth event at Brands Hatch.
Instead of Valencia the NWES season will now start on September 12-13 at Autodromo Piero Taruffi in Vallelunga, Italy. After that, the series will head to Zolder in Belgium on October 3-4 and only two weeks later to the Hockenheimring in Germany. The season will be rounded out by races in Most, Czech Republic (November 14-15) and Valencia, Spain (December 5-6).
“We are very happy and proud to offer this great calendar to our competitors and European fans!” said Jerome Galpin, NWES President CEO. “We would like to thank our amazing circuit partners for all their support during these challenging times.”
But one track is missing in the calendar, the oval in Venray, whether it can be driven here is not yet clear. Also for the race in the UK there is still no exact date due to the COVID-19 crisis. The playoff format is still pending, but information about it will be announced soon.
“We work all together to make sure competitors and hopefully race fans will come to the races in the best possible safety conditions and we will adapt our rules and procedures accordingly. We are ready to roll and can’t wait to get back on track”, states Galpin happily. How exactly these rules and measures will look like, the NWES still wants to announce.