With Kenko Miura: DF1 Racing and Marko Stipp Motorsport join forces
Following the successful cooperation at the Hockenheimring in 2019, DF1 Racing and Marko Stipp Motorsport will again be fielding a joint car in the 2020 EuroNASCAR season
When established powers in sport join forces, often something big comes out of it. Both teams have already proven that a cooperation between DF1 Racing and Marko Stipp Motorsport can be successful during the past NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) season at the Hockenheimring.
Therefore, it was an obvious step to join forces again in the 2020 season and field a car. Together, the two teams from Austria and Germany will enter the #48 Chevrolet Camaro. The car will be driven by Kenko Miura, who knows the series well and will concentrate on the EuroNASCAR 2 championship.
For Miura – who has a total of 46 starts in both EuroNASCAR championships – a new chapter in the NWES begins after three years at Alex Caffi Motorsports.
“I have been exploring the possibilities, such as looking for a new engineer or to move to another category,” explained the 2018 Challenger Trophy champion, “At the end, I decided to join DF1 Racing. DF1 Racing have always delivered strong performances over the years and they have found a way to build fast cars.”
Together with the Austrians and Marko Stipp Motorsport, Miura wants to resume old successes and attack at the top: “In 2020 I want to be the first Japanese driver to make it into Victory Lane. I want to make it to the podium and achieve the best possible results. If I do my best, I’m sure it can be done.”
Marko Stipp agrees: “Kenko is a good and experienced driver who has proven himself a lot of times in the past. With our know-how we want to have successes with him and DF1 Racing. Together we are strong and we will prove that in 2020”.
The head of motorsport of DF1 Racing Norbert Walchhofer thinks even further: “I am delighted to have this likeable racing driver in our ranks. Beside the technical side, we at DF1 Racing want to support Kenko’s PR and marketing activities in Japan more actively.”
But that’s not all: In 2021, Walchhofer wants to bring a race car, which will be driven purely by Asian drivers, to the EuroNASCAR grid. Then the cooperation with Marko Stipp Motorsport is also planned to be intensified under the common team name DF1-MSM Racing.