EuroNASCAR – Valencia: Thomas Krasonis grabs 7th place after the first race of the season
Thomas Krasonis climbed from 14th to 7th place in the first race of this season, giving battles until the last lap.
The first race of the NASCAR Wheelen Euro Series at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia ended positively for Thomas Krasonis.
The young Greek driver started from 14th place, having found it difficult to make a clean lap in the qualifiers that took place earlier on Saturday.
Thus, the goal was to make a good recovery in the race, which started at 17:00 in Spain.
In the rolling start, Thomas was in his element and managed to win 4 places at the end of the first round, climbing 10th.
Lap by lap he was gaining ground, and by the lap 5 he had managed to pass for 9th place.
On lap 6, the #22 of Justin Kunz had a puntcure, and this allowed Krasonis to get up on P8.
In the next 9 laps, he had Naveh Talor and Advait Deodhar up close, who seemed to lag behind the rhythm of the Greek driver. Indeed, with 3 laps left, he managed to pass Deodhar first, while in the penultimate lap he fought with Talor, passing him temporarily, before returning to the 7th position, where he finished.
Seven winning places in the 60 km race for Krasonis, who is now waiting for the start order of the race for tomorrow (11:30 Greece, LIVE here), determined by the fastest laps of each driver from today’s race.
The standings after Race 1, which you can watch here.