“Racing virtually is the same for me”: Day ready for NWES SimRacing adventure

“Racing virtually is the same for me”: Day ready for NWES SimRacing adventure
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Alon Day will compete in an Italian SimRacing series together with his NWES colleagues Loris Hezemans, Giorgio Maggi and Alessandro Brigatti

As the coronavirus forces governments and sports associations to cancel races, the motorsport world is seeking a new refuge in SimRacing. Despite the threat of the virus, virtual racing can still be run, which is why guest starts by stars and new series are springing up everywhere. Alon Day is a passionate SimRacer and is looking forward to his start in the Italian Cin Cup Series on iRacing.

“I came into racing through simulators, and racing virtually is the same for me as reality so all I know is that I will give my best to win everything I can. But more important than anything else right now, is to keep everybody safe and healthy so we can go back to the car as soon as possible,” said Day.

But Day is not the only EuroNASCAR driver who will compete against the best NASCAR SimRacers from Italy in virtual Watkins Glen on Monday evening. Loris Hezemans, Giorgio Maggi and Alessandro Brigatti will also take part in the race, which has been given a special name: “NWES 110 at the Glen”. The race will be broadcast live on the EuroNASCAR YouTube channel.

Credits: i-cin.it / Giuseppe Curcio

“I am very excited about joining the i-CIN for the upcoming Cin Cup Series race at Watkins Glen,” said Hezemans. “So far Alon, Giorgio and I joined the training sessions and the competition from the front guys looks pretty good. It’s really nice that even in these difficult times we are able to still enjoy our passion for racing in some way and share it with the fans.”

The NWES is considering sending more of its drivers to national and local SimRacing championships in order to maintain the bond with the fans even in times of crisis. True to the motto “the show must go on”, fans will certainly be able to follow further excursions of the NWES drivers into the virtual world in the future.

André Wiegold