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News & Notes: NASCAR Thunders In Europe

Euro-Racecar Series Release

BLOIS, France – Having ushered in a new era this year, the second half of the 2012 Euro-Racecar season will see another significant first as it stages its first oval race in Europe on July 6-8. Organized in conjunction with the FFSA, the .333-mile Tours Speedway oval that lies at the heart of the Indre-et-Loire city will provide a brand new playground for the competitors.
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Tours Speedway Taking Shape

Euro-Racecar Release

TOURS, France – Building work is progressing quickly at Tours’ Parc des Expositions a week prior to the running of Europe’s inaugural NASCAR series oval event. Finishing touches are the order of the day for the unique Euro-Racecar circuit set to host this historic event on July 6-8.

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Muller To Guest Star At Tours

Official Euro-Racecar Series Release

BLOIS, France – In addition to cameos by America’s Ben Kennedy and Frenchman Eric Hélary, three-time FIA World Touring Car Championship winner Yvan Muller joins the Euro-Racecar Series entry list for the Tours Speedway round set for July 7-8 in what is shaping up to be the European automotive event of the year.
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Tours Speedway Set For Historic Race

Official Euro-Racecar Release

TOURS, France – The Euro-Racecar Series will stage Europe’s first NASCAR-style oval event at the Tours Speedway on July 7-8.
Preparation for the race began some time ago with technical training taking place in the United States and collective testing being conducted on an oval with the support of NASCAR. It is a watershed event for motorsports in Europe.

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Iannetta Rallies For Endurance Win

Euro Racecar Series release

FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium - Romain Iannetta out-fought championship leader Ander Vilarino to capture the Endurance race of the Euro-Racecar Series' Elite Division Sunday at Spa-Francorchamps.


After starting fourth, Iannetta (#25 Orhes Competition) took the lead of the race at the exit of the Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge.

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Vilarino Sprints To Another Win

Euro-Racecar Series release

FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium - Ander Vilarino won his fourth win in five races during the Spa 200 Sprint Elite race, the third race weekend of the Euro-Racecar Series season.

After claiming pole position, Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander) and negotiated the Raidillon de l’Eau Rouge in the top spot to lead the entire the race to collect another win.

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QUALIFYING: Vilarino Tops Spa Field

Euro Racecar Series release

FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – On the long and fast Spa-Francorchamps race track, Ander Vilarino scored his third pole position of Euro-Racecar Series season.

With a time of 2:33.853 -- nearly one second quicker than the fast time he set in practice Friday -- Vilarino (#2 TFT-Banco Santander) bested the rest of the field by .454.

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PRACTICE: Vilarino Fastest At Spa

Euro Racecar Series release

FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium - Championship leader Ander Vilarino continued to set the pace in the Euro-Racecar Series Friday during the four-hour practice session as the series made its debut at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Spaniard (#2 TFT-Banco Santander) covered the 7.004 km (4.353-miles) in 2 minutes 34.708 seconds (162.81 km/h – 101.193 mph).

He beat his countryman Javier Villa (#64 Gonneau Racing), who was second fastest at 2:35.018.

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News & Notes: Belgian Roller Coaster

Euro Racecar Series release

BLOIS, France – The next rounds of the 2012 season of the Euro-Racecar Series will be held on June 9-10 at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Ander Vilarino, Javier Villa and Romain Thievin will compete in the third round of their match on one of the most beautifull track in the world.

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Villa Ends Vilarino's Run

Euro Racecar Series release

BRANDS HATCH, England – Spain’s Javier Villa ended the winning streak of Ander Vilarino Sunday in the Open Endurance race of Brands Hatch 200, the second race weekend of the Euro Racecar Series.

In Open Division, Adriano Medeiros became the first Brazilian to win a race in the championship.

Villa (#64 TFT Chevrolet Camaro) and Vilarino (# 2 TFT-Banco Santander) battled door-to-door for nearly the entire 24 laps of the Elite segment, before Villa finally took the lead for good on the 22nd lap.

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