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BLOIS, France – The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series recently announced the addition of Renauer Motorsport to its growing list of teams competing for the 2014 championship.
With the support of Transbritannia, the team named Austrian Dominic Tiroch as its pilot in the Elite Division, while the Open Division driver will be announced at a later date. The team will field a car for the entire 2014 season and are evaluating a second one to field after the first rounds.
“In addition to our endurance racing program with Ginetta, we wanted to enter a new series based on a solid foundation, which features the concept of racing in the purest tradition, with no electronics, offering spectators a beautiful show and all this requiring an attractive budget," said team manager Sepp Renauer. "I am convinced that the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series brings together all of these ingredients."
Renauer Motorsport has competed in different championships throughout Europe, including FIAGT with Porsche and Corvette, Formula Renault and the World Sports Car Championship with a Tampolli SR2. The team has been the official importer of Ginetta for Austria since 2010 and is now adding NASCAR Whelen Euro Series to its activities.
“After a very positive test session with several Austrian drivers, I ordered a new car from Jérôme Galpin,” says Renauer. “My mechanics have been working at Team FJ since the beginning of the week and they will benefit from the experience of their technicians to assemble the car. I want to thank the organization for its hospitality and the technical support they provide. Our goal is to learn as quickly as possible, get good results and position ourselves as a well established team in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.”
Originally from Neunkirchen, Austria, Renauer carried out his racing career between 1986 and 1996, mainly in open wheels. After hanging up his helmet in 1997, he founded Renauer Motorsport with his wife, Monika. Since then, the team has been based in his home town, 60 kilometers south of Vienna. Renauer is also Director of a training center where he aims to develop young pilots and engineers that are looking for a career in motorsports.
Renauer Motorsport becomes the first German-speaking team to join the Whelen Euro Series, adding Austria to France, Italy, USA and Luxembourg among the nations represented by teams in the series. The team hopes that its arrival will not fail to attract the curiosity of German fans at the Nürburgring event, scheduled to be held on July 19 and 20.