Durant cette crise sans précédent, toute la communauté NWES vous encourage tous à #RESTEZCHEZVOUS et vous protéger. Mais quand le moment sera enfin venu de rouvrir les circuits, un nombre record de 33 voitures, engagées par 17 teams, seront présentes pour une saison 2020 s’annonçant comme la plus belle des NWES.
Le team Champion, Hendriks Motorsport, se développe et alignera désormais 3 voitures alors que l’écurie du champion EuroNASCAR 2, DF1 Racing, prépare déjà ses quatre Chevrolet Camaro. Une cinquième voiture sera également engagée en collaboration avec Marko Stipp Motorsport. CAAL Racing et Feed Vict Racing, le team de Jacques Villeneuve, ont déjà chacun leur quatre voitures prêtes à rugir. Un accord technique a également été signé entre le team italien double champion et Solaris Motorsport pour assister une voiture supplémentaire. De nombreux teams aligneront 2 voitures : Alex Caffi Motorsport, RDV Competition, PK Carsport, 42 Racing et Braxx Racing, quand Memphis Racing, Mishumotors, Marko Stipp Motorsport, Team Bleekemolen et le nouveau venu TC Motorsports en engageront chacun une.
Le niveau de compétition devrait atteindre des sommets, comme le prouvent les nombreux pilotes en lice pour le titre déjà confirmés pendant l’hiver. La bataille pour les titres et les victoires s’annonce plus intense que jamais.
L’avis des Team Managers
Roy Hendriks (Hendriks Motorsport): “The competition will be outstanding and there have been several big names already announced. I think it will be harder in 2020 than it was last year. Beside ours there are a lot of good drivers joining the other teams. The cars are ready to race and also the whole team and all drivers want to get back to the track as soon as possible. But we fully understand that it’s not responsible to go racing during this crisis. We make the best out of it, as we have more time to think about strategies and setups right now.”
Norbert Walchhofer (DF1 Racing): “I really think the upcoming season will be the strongest one in the history of NWES. Our drivers are well prepared and we’re looking positively to the 2020 season despite these difficult times. We are looking forward to hitting the track again soon and continuing our winning streak from 2019.”
Jacques Villeneuve (Feed Vict Racing): “It’s great to see so many entries because it shows that there’s a lot of interest in the series. There are also many important names joining. The races are exciting, the cars are fun to drive, the tracks are great and the drivers are hungry for pure racing. There’s a place for everyone, from 16 to 70 years old. We all can’t wait to go back racing, but now it’s the time to be smart and focus on going through this difficult moment, hoping to return to the track soon.”
Luca Canneori (CAAL Racing): “We worked hard during the winter, preparing our cars and completing several test days. We are ready for a season with no equals as far as competition on track. Having so many strong competitors is positive for the whole sport. We are of course looking forward to going back racing soon and giving the fans some unique NASCAR races.”
Anthony Kumpen (PK Carsport): “We’ve already won our first race in 2020 with our new driver Alon Day piloting the #24 Monster Energy car at virtual Watkins Glen. I watched the sim race and it was nice! To have such a big grid for the 2020 NWES season is good news. Since joining the series in 2014 I always said that EuroNASCAR is one of the fastest growing series in Europe and it is becoming really strong. It’s a special mix of experienced and young drivers, surrounded by great crowds at the tracks, a special atmosphere. It’s great to be part of the series for a team like us.”
Franck Violas (RDV Competition): “We started racing in NWES ten years ago and year after year the level kept rising. It’s amazing to have so many teams and drivers with the potential to win a race. It’s not like in other series where the same drivers and teams end up on the podium. We had a tough 2019 season but I think we will look way better in the 2020 championship. To have 33 full time entries already is great for us as we can prove ourselves in this tight and high-level competition. We work very hard to be successful again.”
Jerry De Weerdt (Braxx Racing): “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season as we worked hard during the winter to put everything in place. We are still working on filling a third car with good drivers. I think we already have a strong line-up for the series. Marc Goossens will join us again and he’s always good for podiums and wins. We also have young drivers in our rows who have the potential to bring home some good results in 2020.”