It will be a 2018 star stripes that Nicholas Risitano, 29-year-old Roman talent who has just signed the agreement with the Racers to dispute the season of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series that will begin next April in Spain. The Roman will sit behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang # 8, in cohabitation with Dario Caso. Risitano is therefore the third driver announced by the team of Onofrio Veneziani and Franco Ercoli, after the confirmation of the 2016 Challenger Champion and Gianmarco Ercoli, at the start with the trusty Mustang # 9.
"I can not wait to get started! I am really in love! I fell in love with the car from the first moment, beautiful, powerful, smooth, genuine and it gives a lot of fun at the wheel ... I'm sure that with the Racers I will be able to grow a lot in hurry, the goal is to be competitive right away and fight with the former already at the end of the regular season, then try to be a protagonist in the Playoffs.But it will not be easy, the level of the championship is very high and I will have everything to learn, but I believe it! " commented beaming Risitano, who sees in NASCAR that missed opportunity with F1. "After returning to racing last year, this season I chose the Euro NASCAR because I think it is the best option for those who want to grow and create their own space, where meritocracy still prevails, who knows how to drive ahead and who is ahead has the opportunity to go to the United States and get noticed, Alon Day and Anthony Kumpen have shown it in these seasons, I want to find here the opportunity that European motorsport and F1 took away from me. "
Nicholas Risitano started running at the age of 10, immediately causing a sensation in the karting world. In 2003 the results achieved on the track led him to be chosen by Birel as an official driver and, without betraying expectations, the Roman immediately took home the European title - the only Italian to succeed - in a parterre of talents he saw at the start numerous names that will come up to Formula 1 like Sebastien Buemi, Jaime Alguersuari, Jules.Bianchi and Valteri Bottas. After a 2004 full of confirmations and successes, Risitano was reported in 2005 by the ACI CSAI Federal School as a 'worthy pupil' and was given the license to race by car a year in advance. The debut in Formula Azzurra is to be shouted with the pole position in the opening round at Monza. In 2009, the agreement that could change his life with Giancarlo Minardi, who proposed a plan that provides a path driven by Formula 3 Formula 1, passing through Formula 2. Unfortunately, the lack of sponsors stop the dream in half. Nicholas, disappointed, decides to retire, at least until 2014 when he returns to touch the world of engines as a tester. In 2017 the active return to the races, with the participation in the Mini Challenge.
"We are proud to have Nicholas with us! He is a very smart and fast guy, I'm sure his talent will not start to bloom." - were the words of Onofrio Veneziani - Here in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has the opportunity to do that path he had interrupted in the past, with the advice of Gianmarco and Dario he will grow fast and become one of the references in the series. "
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will launch in Spain on April 14 and 15 2018 at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.
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