The first European division of NASCAR made its debut last weekend on Circuit Paul-Armagnac in Nogaro, France.
Yes, you read it right, there was a NASCAR race held in Europe!
|Start of the race in Nogaro. (Photo: Euro-Racecar series)
Created in 2009 by Jérôme Galpin, the stock car series was first called Racecar Series.
This season, the championship is officially identified to NASCAR and the opening two rounds were held last weekend in Nogaro, France, as part of the FIA GT1 World Championship meeting.
Ander Villarino had no rivals in Nogaro. The Spaniard, driving a Chevrolet Camaro under the colours of team TFT, clinched pole position and ran away with victory in Elite Sprint Race, before repeating his winning act in the Endurance Elite Race.
Villarino leads the provisional standings after Nogaro ahead of Romain Thievin (Still Racing Dodge Challenger).
|(Photo: Euro-Racecar series)
The next rounds will be staged May 19th and 20th, at Brands Hatch, England, as part of the DTM race. All races will be held in road courses with the exception of the Tours event in July.
April 8-9 Nogaro (France)
Mai 19-20 Brands Hatch (Great Britain)
June 9-10 Spa (Belgium)
July 7-8 Tours (ovale, France)
September 29-30 Valencia (Spain)
October 12-14 Le Mans (France)