NASCAR GP Italy Preview – The grand finale!
It’s been a long season, and it’s coming to its end at this weekend’s double race at Autodromo Vallelunga Piero Taruffi.
After a long EuroNASCAR season, Thomas Krasonis and Academy MotorSport will conclude the 2021 championship at the Vallelunga circuit.
Situated near Rome, the 4,085 km-track is a unique challenge for the big NASCAR cars – especially on the last 5 turns, on the most technical and slow part of the circuit.
Thomas sat down with us to talk about the last race of the season and his championship so far.
How well do you know the Vallelunga circuit?
‘I have raced at Vallelunga in the past, and recently I tested there with my car, so I can say that I know it pretty well. I feel comfortable driving in it.’
How do you evaluate your season so far?
‘I believe I could have a better position in the standings othen than P13, since I have finished in 3 races less than most other drivers. Nevertheless, I am happy that I am at a competitive level, and I gather experience for 2022.’
Finally, what would you like to improve upon after Zolder?
‘I would like to have better pace at Vallelunga, so I can have the chance to get a strong result, since it’s the last race of the season and I want to give it everything. I will approach this race with ease and I will try to be as close to the guys at the front as possible.’
The schedule for the race weekend (Local Italian Time):
Saturday, October 30
Qualifying – 10:25
Race 1 – 16:35
Sunday, October 31
Race 2 – 10:30