Happy New Year

2018 is almost gone!

An amazing adrenaline filled year, that gave me the opportunity to participate in a major European cup, to meet so many interesting people and make new friends and “brothers in arms”.

 

 

2019 is coming!

Krasonis Racing Team wishes to all of you a Happy New Year from the bottom of our hearts!

 

NASCAR Test in Brescia

 

Returning from the long awaited NASCAR test, I do feel the need to share with you my thoughts about it.

NASCAR racing may be one of the most pleasant driving experiences I had the opportunity to live in my racing life. The car is pretty heavy (1.500 kgs) but has enough power (around 450 BHP) that allows it to overcome inertia and be transformed into a small rocket in the circuit. There is a constant tendency to spin on the exit of every turn, and more than adequate power is always present even in low revs, offering to its driver a brutal acceleration that has to be anticipated and tamed in order to avoid unwelcome and embarrassing series of uncontrollable spins.

 

 

To cut a long story short, I would love to be behind the wheel of a NASCAR racing car again, since it offers a wonderful mix of speed and adrenaline, along with degrees of difficulty that challenge a racing driver who tries to drive this beast to the limit.

 

PS I was delighted to have the honor to meet in person the legendary Jacques Villeneuve.

A night in Athens with Andrea Tronconi

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Fellow mini challenge pilot and brother in arms Andrea Tronconi, met with Thomas and they had some leisure time together, during an Athens business trip of Andrea in November 2018.

Getting ready for NASCAR test

 

Less than a month ahead of us, for the NASCAR WHELEN EURO Series test in Brescia Autodromo di Franciacorta, Italy.

 

An American taste of motorsport. Looking forward to it!!

 

Visiting MINI stand in AUTOKINISI Expo 2018

Getting ready for the NASCAR WHELEN Euro Series test next month and taking a break from studying, I visited the MINI official stand at AUTOKINISI car expo 2018.

NASCAR WHELEN Euro Series Test

A real surprise awaiting in my inbox coming back from Monza!

An invitation from NASCAR Europe series and Alex Caffi to sit behind the wheel of a Euro NASCAR car and try out for the new racing season (2019).

Of course I accepted!

 

Press Release: End of Italian Mini Challenge 2018

Another racing season came to an end, not to the best result within the team’s potential, as I finished my last race in 5th place at Monza and this led in a 4th position overall for the Mini Challenge Lite Championship ( 2018 season).

I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart Stratis Chatzipanagiotou and 4troxoi magazine for their help and constant support, Giannis-Marios Papadopoulos and Cosmote TV, Stamatis Katsimis and Harris Bourothanassopoulos who helped me become a competitive driver, my personal trainers Stamatis Lenis and Vangelis Houchoumis, my manager Stelios Fakalis and of course my family and especially my father who has been on my side from the beginning constantly watching me become a more competitive driver every year.

We have not yet decided upon the Championship in which we will participate next year, but we will keep you updated as soon as final decisions will be made.