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Historic Double T team returns with Leonardo Colavita

Double T, the team that won the 2015 EuroNASCAR 2 championship, will return to the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series grid starting from the 9-10 July NASCAR GP Italy at Vallelunga. The team, reformed by founder Onofrio Veneziani, will field Leonardo Colavita in both EuroNASCAR championships on the # 47 Chevrolet Camaro with technical support from MK1 Racing.

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Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Klemen Sofric

After the first two events of the 2022 season with Racers Motorsport, Colavita is ready for the new challenge awaiting him in Italy. The Italian enters his home race in second position in the Junior Trophy, thanks to the 15th place in the overall standings of the EuroNASCAR PRO championship. In EuroNASCAR 2, Colavita is instead twelfth in the standings and fifth in the Rookie Trophy.

“I find the Double T project very interesting and will certainly be an important step in my career,” said 16-year-old Colavita, who holds the record for the youngest ever driver to debut in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. “Being part of Double T Racing’s return to NASCAR is special given their past successes. Finally I want to thank the Racers Motorsport team. Dario Caso and the whole team have played a very important role in my training in recent years”.

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Double T celebrating the EuroNASCAR 2 title in 2015. Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Colavita will continue to receive support from the NASCAR Cup Series JTG Daugherty team and accumulate valuable NASCAR Whelen Euro Series experience. Born in the winter between 2014 and 2015, Double T took part in two seasons before joining the Racers Motorsport team. The Italian team won the EuroNASCAR 2 title with Gianmarco Ercoli in 2015.

“I am very happy to start this new adventure beginning with our home race,” said team manager Onofrio Veneziani. “With Double T, an important brand returns, which has put its name in the history of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. I am sure that with Leonardo’s talent and the support of MK1 Racing we will be able to achieve ambitious goals and bring Double T back to the top of the standings.

Qualifying and all races of the imminent NASCAR GP Italy at the Autodromo di Vallelunga will be broadcasted live on the EuroNASCAR Youtube channel, on and on several TV platforms all over the world.

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