Racing Engineering starts the NASCAR GP Spain leading both divisions

Racing Engineering starts the NASCAR GP Spain leading both divisions

12.04.2019: Vilarino and Snider top practice in 2019 season opener NASCAR GP Spain 2019 Three-time NWES champion Ander Vilarino (#48 Racing Engineerin

Vilarino and Snider top practice in 2019 season opener



NASCAR GP Spain 2019




Three-time NWES champion Ander Vilarino (#48 Racing Engineering Ford Mustang) and his teammate, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 2018 Rookie of the Year Myatt Snider (#48 Racing Engineering Ford Mustang), topped the charts in the opening practice sessions of the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.



The duo’s performance marked a perfect debut for the Racing Engineering team in the European NASCAR Series at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.



In the ELITE 1 Division, Vilarino lapped the 4-km long track in 1:40.629, edging defending NWES champion Alon Day (#54 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS) by 0.268 seconds. Loris Hezemans (#50 Hendriks Motorsport Ford Mustang) was third with a gap of 0.622 seconds. Returning driver Nicolò Rocca (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet Camaro) and his PK Carsport teammate Stienes Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet Camaro) closed the top-5.



ELITE 1: FIRST PRACTICE | FINAL PRACTICE

Alex Sedgwick (#90 Braxx Racing Chevrolet Camaro) was sixth ahead of last year’s championship runner-up Frederic Gabillon (#3 RDV Competition Chevrolet SS), Romain Iannetta (#88 Racing Engineering Ford Mustang), Alexander Graff (#77 Memphis Racing Chevrolet Camaro) and Francesco Sini (#12 Solaris Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro).



Snider fastest in the ELITE 2


A rookie in the European NASCAR Series, Myatt Snider laid down a 1:42.079 lap which put him ahead of NWES veteran Bert Longin (#11 PK Carsport Chevrolet Camaro) by 0.497 seconds. Last year’s ELITE 2 Division runner-up Florian Venturi (#32 Go Fas Racing Chevrolet Camaro) ended up third ahead of rookie Giorgio Maggi (#50 Hendriks Motorsport Ford Mustang) and returning Eric De Doncker (#98 Motorsport 98 Ford Mustang).





ELITE 2: FIRST PRACTICE | FINAL PRACTICE




Rookie Andre Castro (#24 PK Carsport Chevrolet Camaro) drove his PK Carsport Chevy to sixth place ahead of Nicholas Risitano (#8 Racers Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro), Vittorio Ghirelli (#9 Racers Motorsport Ford Mustang), Freddie Hemborg (#77 Memphis Racing Chevrolet Camaro) and NWES veteran Martin Doubek (#7 Hendriks Motorsport Ford Mustang).



The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will hit the track again on Saturday starting with qualifying at 9:50 CEST, While the first ELITE 1 race of the season will take place at 13:15 CEST and ELITE 2 Division will open the 2019 championship at 16:45 CEST. All races will be streamed live on Fanschoice.tv, the NWES Youtube channel and Facebook page, Motorsport.tv and on a vast network of websites and social media profiles.


 




Gian Luca Guiglia , Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard and Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Gianpaolo Longhin

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