Video: Loibnegger reveals plans, Garisto stays silent about his future
Alina Loibnegger revealed her plans for the 2022 NWES season in the video interview – Francesco Garisto stayed silent about his own career
The 2022 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) is casting its shadow ahead, with Alina Loibnegger revealing her plans for the coming year in the video interview with ‘Leadlap.de’. The Austrian plans to remain part of the EuroNASCAR 2 championship and once again drive the Solaris Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro. Francesco Garisto has yet to reveal anything concrete about his future, but hinted to stay in EuroNASCAR.
Loibnegger made her EuroNASCAR 2 debut in 2021 after a couple of starts in the NWES regularity competition – the Club Challenge. She shared the #12 car with Francesco Sini and battled with Arianna Casoli for the Lady Trophy. The Austrian lost the duel in her first EuroNASCAR season by the narrowest of margins, but is ready to attack again in 2022.
However, nothing is to change for the coming season: In the video interview, which is available on the YouTube channel of Leadlap.de, she confirms a contract extension with the family team from Italy. In the 2022 season, she will face much more competition in the Lady Trophy. The two 17-year-old twins Yasmeen and Aliyyah Koloc will enter the series with Buggyra Racing. Casoli, who is the first female driver with three Lady Trophy wins, is also expected back.
While Loibnegger has already revealed her roadmap, Garisto kept quiet about his plans in his interview. However, the Italian, who made his first NWES start in 2020, would like to announce his campaign soon. For the past two years, he has competed for Swiss team 42 Racing – with the exception of Corona-related starts for Marko Stipp Motorsport. The team most recently fielded two Shadow cars.
The young Italian hinted to stay part of the EuroNASCAR circus, but was not able to announce a timeframe for his confirmation. Garisto belongs to the promising talents on the EuroNASCAR 2 grids and showed his skills several times in the 2021 NWES season.