Two podiums this weekend for Hugo de Sadeleer at the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in Germany
The sixth round of the 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 2019 took place this weekend on the German Grand Prix circuit in Hockenheim and Hugo de Sadeleer performed very well over the weekend with a third place in the first race and a second place in the second race.
An impressive start with Racing Engineering
It was Hugo’s first race with Racing Engineering and also his first Euro NASCAR race ! For the first race of the weekend, Hugo started from fourth position on the grid. A few minutes after the start of the race, Hugo gain one position but the pressure was heavy ! The two leaders of the race was not pulling away for Racing Engineering car. Hugo was very careful as he was still getting used to the car. Then after a few incidents, the race was full of twists and turns but Hugo managed to finish on the third position.
At the beginning of the second race, Hugo had some difficulties with the car. Then he took some confidence and fought for the win but some yellow flags prevented him from overtaking. Indeed, Hugo cross the finished line in second positive.
Hugo realized amazing performances over the weekend with the third-fastest time over the two sessions.
After his races, Hugo de Sadeleer said : “Second podium finish this weekend is not bad at all. The car was even better than yesterday, and in the closing stages of the race we were clearly quickest and fighting for the win. Unfortunately, some yellow flags came out and prevented us from overtaking. Overall, I had a very exciting first encounter with the NWES and, again, thank Racing Engineering for this great car and experience in this championship.”
During an other interview, Hugo said how grateful he his for this new challenge : “It’s really pleasing to come to a team that’s so competitive and professional. The car was quite difficult to learn, but with a few set up changes and engineering the car was perfect for qualifying and we managed to qualify P2. In the race the car felt good but I wasn’t used to the fuel load. I was very happy to lead and finish the race on the podium. Thanks to Racing Engineering for the amazing opportunity.”