The NASCAR GP Italy has got a new home: Vallelunga – The Autodromo Piero Taruffi close to Rome will replace the Autodromo di Franciacorta in Northern Italy.
The first piece of the puzzle has been placed: The Autodromo Piero Taruffi will replace the Autodromo di Franciacorta in the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) schedule. The track close to Rome will host the playoff opener on September 12-13.
“We are very happy to bring the NASCAR show to the Roman fans and I’m sure this event will become one of the highlights of the championship, especially with a double-points Playoffs race! The track layout is amazing to provide a great racing experience to both fans and drivers and the facilities are at really high standards! NASCAR has found a perfect new home is Italy!” said NWES President – CEO Jerome Galpin.
“We are really happy and honoured that Vallelunga is entering the “NASCAR world” with the first edition of a new event. We want it to be a true festival celebrating North American culture and US motorsports, full of passion, music and unique colors. We are sure fans from Rome and all around Italy will answer with great enthusiasm and we will be ready to welcome them,” said ACI Vallelunga President Carlo Alessi.
The four-kilometer long track is located around 30 minutes to the north of Rome and right in the heart of Italy. The newest layout of the track was built in 2005 while also the infrastructure was improved. The track was opened in 1957 and hosted Formula One races in the past. Before that the horse racing track was used for motorsports oval racing on dirt. The other dates of the 2020 NWES schedule will be published in the next weeks.