Solaris Motorsport forced to quit early the Tours Speedway round

Tours, France – There were many expectation for the first time of Solaris Motorsport and Francesco Sini on an oval track. The fourth round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series had began in the right way for the Italian squad, Francesco Sini was able to set his best time only 4 tenths behind the leader and his lap times were constantly improving. verything seemed to go into an interesting weekend. Instead, a sudden mechanical failure caused the early stop of the Oval World Challenge campaign for Solaris Motorsport, with the Camaro too badly damaged to continue the weekend after hitting hard the wall.

Unhurt and able to exit from the car by his own, Francesco Sini is very disappointed about the crash that caused the red flag that interrupted the Final Practice session. “It’s a pity to be forced to end a weekend in this way, we were improving our confidence with the track and we were faster lap after lap. When we were almost at the end session, something broke and suddenly the car pointed the wall at Turn 2. I could not do anything, it was so quick and the Principess hit the wall at high speed with a bad angle. I’m ok, I have some muscular pain due to the deceleration but the Camaro had the worst hand. It will need some extra cure at home. The wall didn’t want to move.” ended joking Ringhio.

These NASCAR are very solid, but the wall is for sure more solid. The crash was very huge, marshals has to work to restore the track but Francesco is ok and this is the most important thing. Unfortunately it was not possible to fix the Camaro on track, once we came back to our workshop we will understand what is the real entity of the damage. From a first analysis, the crash seems be caused by an unexpected technical failure on the front.” commented Roberto Sini, Solaris Motorsport Team Principal, already focused on the future. “Luckily we have time to work on the car and fix everything before the next round at Hockenheim. We will have to work hard, but we want to comeback in Germany to point to conquer another podium.

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will end the regular season with the Tours Speedway round and it will return on track in September when the Playoffs in Hockenheim and Zolder will decrete the 2018 NWES Champion.

Massimiliano Palumbo