In early December, Loris Hezemans made his debut in the Mexican NASCAR Series – He hopes to come back to Mexico again to compete in another race
As a NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) champion, a driver enjoys several privileges that can bring him to the other side of the world. This also happened to the new NWES champion Loris Hezemans, who took part in the final of the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series (NPMS) in early December. Despite a difficult debut, the Dutchman wants to comeback to Mexico and race again.
To ‘EuroNASCAR.com’ he said: “The atmosphere was fantastic, we had a big crowd and the fans are absolutely crazy about NASCAR! It’s great to see so many people with a passion for it and all the opportunities they have to access drivers and teams. I would love to come back and give the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series another try! The drivers, the team and the fans were some of the most friendly people I met.”
The NPMS race weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez did not match the plan, the Dutchman had for his first race in Mexico: The Hendriks Motorsport driver was fast in practice until he crashed his car that was heavily damaged. Over the night, the team repaired the car and Hezemans was able to compete in the race but he missed qualifying, so he had to start from the very back.
During the race, the 22-year-old was on his way into the top-15 but his brakes began to stop working. His Mexico adventure came to an early end as he had to retire due to an engine failure. Despite this setback, Hezemans impressed with his promising pace and his skills to adapt fast to a new environment. Under different circumstances he surely would have scored a better result.