Valencia 2022: Goossens and Rocca land last-minute cockpits
The time has come: The NWES will start the new season in Valencia this weekend – However, the driver market will see some movement in the last few meters
The start of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) season in Valencia is drawing ever closer. Just a few days before the first races at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, there are yet more changes in the driver line-ups.
With Marc Goossens, Speedhouse has secured another very experienced driver at short notice. The Belgian made his NWES debut in 2016 and has since collected one win and 17 podiums in EuroNASCAR’s top division.
“I feel very motivated and ready for the race in Spain. It will be a great event with a great number of cars,” says Goosens, who will share the #14 Ford Mustang with Ariana Casoli. Team owner Lucas Lassere, meanwhile, will not compete this year and will focus on his managerial role.
In addition to Goosens, there is another change in the field. Contrary to what was initially announced, Nicolo Rocca will not be racing for DF1 Racing, as the Austrians have withdrawn their entry following the death of team manager Norbert Walchhofer. Instead, the Italian will take to the wheel for Double V Racing.
The list of participants has also brought clarity to other teams: Andrea Tronconi and Vingilis Kasparas will start for Academy Motorsport. The new Panasport team in addition fields Yannik Panagiotis. Christian Malcharek returns to the series after many years to share the PK car with Alon Day. Racingfuel Motorsport has signed Bruno Staub for the EuroNASCAR PRO.
The season opener will take place on May 14 and 15. Qualifying and all races will be broadcasted live on EuroNASCAR’s social media profiles – Youtube, Facebook and Twitch – as well as on Motorsport.tv and other TV channels around the world.