EuroNASCAR Most Race 2 Highlights – From last to P9 (video)

Enjoy onboard highlights from Race 2 at the NASCAR GP UK, where Thomas Krasonis completed 5 overtakes!

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NASCAR GP Czech Republic – Thomas Krasonis has a DNS on Race 1

Thomas Krasonis did not start Race 1 at the Autodromo Most, due to damage on his car.

Race 1 of the EuroNASCAR 2 category started on 16:00 local time at Czechia, but Thomas Krasonis did not take part in it.

Unfortunately, an incident on the EuroNASCAR Pro race earlier in the day damaged the car, and there was not enough time to repair it.

As a result, he did not participate at the EuroNASCAR 2 race.

Now, the team saved the tires and Thomas his energy for Race 2, on Sunday morning.

That means that Krasonis will start from the last position, and with the will to fight for a top 10 finish in a track that he seem to enjoy, after finishing P11 on the qualifying earlier today.

Photo credits: Bart Dehaese/Nascar Whelen Euro Series

Thomas Krasonis previews the NASCAR GP Czech Republic

Thomas Krasonis returns from the summer break, ready to give everything he has after a strong result at Brands Hatch. Next stop: Autodrom Most!

On 28 and 29 of August, Thomas Krasonis and the Academy Motorsport team will compete in the third round of this year’s EuroNASCAR championship, the NASCAR GP Czech Republic.

We sat down with Thomas for a quick Q&A, to get his feeling after the long weeks without a race.

-How was the summer break for you?

I didn’t have enough time to go to vacations this summer, due to the commitments I had. I left for a week of vacation and peace of mind in Crete, and now I’m ready for the races at Most!

-Talk us through the experience of working with the Centaurus Racing Team.

It was a beautiful and unique experience. It’s a group of 42 mechanics and enginners from the University of Thessaly, and they outdid themselves in order to build and race this race car. They have my utmost respect, and I thank them for the opportunity to compete with it.

-What are your past experiences at the Most circuit?

I have raced there before. It’s a very fast flowing and pleasing to drive in track. In fact, it’s one of my favorites in the EuroNASCAR calendar!

-How important was that second race result for you at Brands Hatch?

It was like a vindication for me. After one year out of the game, I proved that I am still really competitive. That was important in terms of psychological boost and I’m ready to tackle the remaining races of the championship.

-So, what are your expectations for the race weekened in Czechia?

If everything goes to plan, I don’t believe I lack in any aspect to the guys in front. Good qualifying and a good start will help us take a solid result, with the goal always being a finishing position in the top 10.

And here is the schedule for this weekend (in Local Czech Republic Time)

Saturday, August 28

Qualifying – 10:45

Race 1 – 16:20

Sunday, August 29

Race 2 – 10:25

EuroNASCAR Brands Hatch: Top 10 finish for Thomas Krasonis on Race 2

Thomas Krasonis climbed up 7 places to grab P9 in an amazing Race 2 at the Brands Hatch circuit.

After a dismal Race 1 in a track that Thomas knows very well and likes as much as any circuit, Race 2 saw him getting a hard-fought top 10 finishing position.

Having started from P16, since he had achieved the 16th fastest lap time during Saturday’s race, he had an uplift battle to score points.

And battle he did, as he gained two positions on the opening lap, and steadily built on that.

One retirement in front of him, helped him reach P13, and then had his eyes set on a top 10 spot.

In the next 10 laps, he clinically passed his opponents, with his last battle for P9 being the most impressive, as he closed up to Veronesi, who was 4 seconds ahead of him. He cut down the gap, and then made the pass to ensure he had a good spot to stay in the top 10, and in the meantime he had achieved a lap time of 50.6 seconds, the 5th fastest of the race.

In a track where the overtaking is difficult, due to its narrow straights and many medium-speed corners, Thomas put on a show and he achieved his goal, which is always a top 10 finishing position.

In addition to the points that P9 awards in EuroNASCAR, Thomas gained 4 more points for his overtakes during the race.

You can watch the whole race in the player below:

Photo credits: Bart Dehaese

EuroNASCAR Brands Hatch – Mechanical issue haults Thomas Krasonis’ progress in Race 1

Thomas Krasonis had to retire from Race 1 at the Brands Hatch NASCAR weekend, due to a failure on the gearbox.

It was one of those days for Thomas Krasonis, who failed to finish the first of two races at the Brands Hatch circuit, because his gearbox failed in an unfortunate event.

Thomas started the race from P14, and even though he lost one position after the first lap, he climbed up to P12 after the Safety Car period ended.

For the next 6-7 laps, he continuously battled with his teammate, Vladimiros Tziortzis, as well as Naveh Talor and Yevgen Sokolovskiy for P11.

However, on lap 19 he suffered a problem with his gearbox on the EuroNASCAR FJ 2020 car, and had to pull off the racing line and onto the grass, to retire the car.

It was a really good showing of attacking, yet patient driving style from Krasonis, who will now aim for a better result come Race 2, on Sunday afternoon.

Photo credits: Stephane Azemard

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series: Standings after Rounds 1-2 at Valencia

Here are the standings in the drivers’ and teams’ championships after the first two races of the 2021 EuroNASCAR season.

Next up in the championship is the Brands Hatch round, in the UK, during the 2nd and 3rd of July.

Drivers’ points

Position Driver Nationality Points Gap Poles Winas Top-5 Top-10
1 Doubek Martin CZE 80 2 2 2 2
2 Tziortzis Vladimiros CYP 69 -11 2 2
Dauenhauer Tobias DEU 69 -11 2 2
4 Veronesi Pierluigi ITA 65 -15 2 2
5 Talor Naveh ISR 60 -20 1
6 Panebianco Alberto ITA 57 -23 2
7 Sokolovskiy Yevgen UKR 54 -26 2
8 Garisto Francesco ITA 53 -27 1
9 Pilate Simon BEL 50 -30 1
Deodhar Advait IND 50 -30 1
11 Kunz Justin DEU 49 -31 1 1
12 Lanza Massimiliano ITA 48 -32 1 1
13 Waden Ian Eric FIN 46 -34
Gomes Miguel PRT 46 -34
15 Krasonis Thomas GRC 45 -35 1
Valeri Paolo ITA 45 -35 1
17 Casoli Arianna ITA 43 -37
18 Armetta Fabrizio ITA 41 -39
19 Quintal Eric FRA 39 -41
Bec Didier FRA 39 -41
Loibnegger Alina AUT 39 -41
22 Bleekemolen Michael NLD 31 -49
23 Lintukantu Leevi FIN 30 -50
24 Manfre Bernardo ITA 10 -70

 

Teams’ points

Position Team Points Gap
1 Hendriks Motorsport 835
2 Hendriks Motorsport 747 -88
3 PK Carsport 713 -122
4 Solaris Motorsport 705 -130
5 Feed Vict Racing 685 -150
6 Feed Vict Racing 642 -193
CAAL Racing 640 -195
8 Hendriks Motorsport 638 -197
9 Alex Caffi Motorsport / Race Art Tech 610 -225
10 Mishumotors 607 -228
11 Marko Stipp Motorsport 583 -252
12 Not Only Motorsport 570 -265
13 PK Carsport 569 -266
14 DF1 Racing 563 -272
15 CAAL Racing 531 -304
16 CAAL Racing 530 -305
17 DF1 Racing 522 -313
18 DF1 Racing 500 -335
19 Marko Stipp Motorsport 453 -382
20 Mishumotors 270 -565
21 CAAL Racing 259 -576
22 Not Only Motorsport 247 -588
23 Shadow Racing Cars by 42 Racing 174 -661
24 Feed Vict Racing 121 -714
25 Shadow Racing Cars by 42 Racing 96 -739
26 PK Carsport 25 -810
27 Speedhouse 7 -828

EuroNASCAR – Valencia: Thomas Krasonis out of Race 2, but leaves Spain with points

Thomas Krasonis had a DNF in the second race of EuroNASCAR in Valencia, but managed to leave Spain with points after the first race weekend.

The second race at the Spanish GP of the NASCAR Wheelen Euro Series ended ingloriously for Thomas Krasonis.

After yesterday’s race, which saw him finish 7th after starting from 14th place, the goal today was for another strong race.

Starting from 11th place on Sunday morning, Thomas managed to climb up to 10th, but with the differences being small and the opponents all close up, the battles were intense, with him falling 12th on lap 6.

For the next laps, he continued to fight, aiming for the top 10.

As he was pushing, and as the race now needed 3 laps to finish, he was out of the brakes while getting down the gears and found himself in the sand trap, at the exit of the last turn.

His race was done there, keeping Saturday’s 7th place and its 30 points as his best result of the weekend.

The next round of the championship comes on June 19-20 in Most, Czech Republic.

You can watch today’s race here.

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.

The first Greek in Euro NASCAR: Thomas Krasonis building himself a NASCAR career

The first Greek in Euro NASCAR: Thomas Krasonis building himself a NASCAR career