Racing Engineering, one of the most successful European racing teams in recent history, will enter the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series with two cars, further raising the already ultra-competitive level of the European NASCAR Series. The Spanish team choose numbers #48 and #88 for its two Ford Mustang.
Founded in 1999 by Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón and based in Andalusia at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Racing Engineering rapidly surged to the highest level of motorsports both at national and international level. The team conquered 11 titles in eight years, spanning from the Spanish Formula 3 and GT championships to the World Series title in 2002 and the GP2 drivers title in 2008 and 2013. Racing Engineering was GP2 vice-champion team twice – in 2015 and 2016 – and fielded cars for some of the most talented drivers in the world.
In 2018, the team finished second in the European Le Mans Series and the ambition for the upcoming season can’t but be to compete with the best NASCAR teams in Europe.
"I am very happy to announce that we are joining the NASCAR family in 2019. It is a category I have always enjoyed watching and wishing to join at some point in our career. This is now a reality. Obviously we are looking forward to some great racing and doing the best we can. It will not be easy as there are some great drivers and teams, but first of all, let’s enjoy the racing and take it from there.", said Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, President of Racing Engineering.
For the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Racing Engineering’s debut is a testament to the ever growing interest surrounding the European NASCAR series and the incredible level reached by the championship in just 10 years of activity.
"It is great to have a world class team such as Racing Engineering starting a Euro NASCAR program! Our championship is now one of the most competitive in Europe and this will be a terrific addition to the field! It is also a true statement of the continual development of the series which gets bigger and better every year. Bienvenidos a NASCAR, Racing Engineering!" said NWES President / CEO Jerome Galpin.
Racing Engineering’s Euro NASCAR lineup will be announced at a later date. Meanwhile the team is hard at work to prepare for the April 13-14 NWES season opener on home soil, at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo of Valencia, Spain.