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2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series
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Trofeo Angelo Caffi

The 2016 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is the eighth Racecar Euro Series season, and the fourth under the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series branding. Ander Vilariño enters the season as the defending champion, although he does not defend his title.

Rules changesEdit

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series presented a new technical package at the Circuit Zolder Finals on October 2, 2015.[1] The package includes improvements to the braking system, suspensions and a revised aerodynamic configuration. The Chevrolet SS body was unveiled at Zolder, while the Ford Mustang body made its debut on December 5, 2015[2] in a testing session at Fontenay Le Comte, France.

Teams and driversEdit

Elite 1 DivisionEdit

Manufacturer Car Team No. Race Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Chevrolet SS   PK Carsport 11   Bert Longin[3] All
24   Anthony Kumpen[3] All
46   Brandon Gdovic[4] 1
  Raceway Venray 14   Barry Maessen[5] 2, 6
21   Colin White[5] 2
  Maik Barten[6] 6
  Dexwet Renauer Team 26   Willy Gruber[7] All
  Alex Caffi Motorsports 33   Renger van der Zande[6] 6
  CAAL Racing 44   Freddy Nordström[8] All
54   Alon Day[9] All
56   Nicolò Rocca[7] All
  DF1 Racing 66   Mathias Lauda[10] 1–2
  William Ayer, Jr.[11] 3
  Freddie Hunt[12] 5
88   Simone Monforte[7] 1–2
  Eurokart Racing Team 88   Simone Monforte[12] 5–6
Ford Ford Mustang   SPV Racing 1   Borja García[13] 1–4
  Roman Mavlanov 5
  Felipe Rabello[6] 6
69   William Ayer, Jr.[13] 1
  Christian Malchárek 3
  Lars Lindberg 4
  Carlo Forte[12] 5
  RDV Compétition 3   Frédéric Gabillon[14] All
31   Ulysse Delsaux[14] All
47   Marconi de Abreu[7] All
  Scuderia Giudici 4   Claudio Giudici[5] 2
  Dexwet Renauer Team 5   Florian Renauer[7] 1–3
  Martin Doubek 5–6
15   Roman Mavlanov[7] 1
  Peter Gross[11] 3, 5–6
  Double T by MRT Nocentini 6   Carlo Forte[7] 1–3
  Borja García[12] 5
7   Riccardo Geltrude[7] 1–5
  Borja García[6] 6
9   Gianmarco Ercoli[15] All
12   Gian Maria Gabbiani[16] All
  Vict Motorsport 8   Dario Caso[17] All
  Alex Caffi Motorsports 23   Alex Caffi[12] 5–6
  Knauf Racing Team 37   Thomas Ferrando[18] All
73   Wilfried Boucenna[18] All
  Brass Racing 78   Jerry De Weerdt[19] All
90   Marc Goossens[19] 1–3, 5–6
  Motorsport 98 98   Eric De Doncker[20] 1–3, 5–6

Elite 2 DivisionEdit

Manufacturer Car Team No. Race Driver Rounds
Chevrolet Chevrolet SS   PK Carsport 11   Stienes Longin[3] 1–3, 5–6
24   Gabriele Gardel[3] All
46   Christian Malchárek[3] 1
  Raceway Venray 14   Marko Stipp[5] 2, 6
21   Maik Barten[5] 2
  Guillaume Deflandre[6] 6
  Dexwet Renauer Team 26   Willy Gruber[7] All
  Alex Caffi Motorsports 33   Mirco Schultis[6] 6
  CAAL Racing 44   Justin Kunz[8] All
54   Salvador Tineo Arroyo[21] All
56   Guillaume Deflandre[7] 1–4
  Arianna Casoli[12] 5–6
  DF1 Racing 66   Freddie Hunt[7] 1–3, 6
  Guillaume Deflandre[12] 5
88   Alexandre Guiod[7] 1
  Roman Mavlanov[5] 2–3
  Eurokart Racing Team 88   Erika Monforte[12] 5–6
Ford Ford Mustang   SPV Racing 1   Shawn Paul Wakefield[13] 1–4
  Roman Mavlanov[12] 5–6
69   Rayane Ait-Adjedjou[13] 1
  Christian Malchárek 3
  Lars Lindberg 4
  Shawn Paul Wakefield[12] 5–6
  RDV Compétition 3   Hugo Bec[14] All
31   Didier Bec[14] All
47   Marconi de Abreu[7] All
  Scuderia Giudici 4   Claudio Giudici[5] 2
  Dexwet Renauer Team 5   Martin Doubek[7] 1–3, 5–6
15   Roman Mavlanov[7] 1
  Peter Gross[11] 3, 5–6
  Double T by MRT Nocentini 6   Marco Spinelli[7] 1–2
  Erika Monforte 3
  Giovanni Altoè[12] 5
7   Riccardo Geltrude[7] All
9   Simone Laureti[7] All
12   Renzo Calcinati[16] All
  Vict Motorsport 8   Arianna Casoli[17] 1–4
  Dario Caso[12] 5–6
  PK Carsport 11   Stienes Longin 4
  Alex Caffi Motorsports 23   Mauro Serra[12] 5
  Luca Tosini[6] 6
  Knauf Racing Team 37   Thomas Ferrando[18] All
73   Paul Guiod[22] All
  Brass Racing 78   Jerry De Weerdt[19] All
  Motorsport 98 98   Eric De Doncker[20] 1–3, 5–6

Driver changesEdit

Schedule and resultsEdit

The schedule was announced in October 2015.[23]

Elite 1Edit

Round Race Title Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Manufacturer
1 R1 Valencia NASCAR Fest   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 23 April   Anthony Kumpen   Alon Day   Anthony Kumpen Chevrolet
R2 24 April   Alon Day   Frédéric Gabillon   Alon Day Chevrolet
2 R3 Autospeedway American Style   Raceway Venray, Venray 15 May   Borja García   Anthony Kumpen   Frédéric Gabillon Ford
R4 16 May   Anthony Kumpen   Anthony Kumpen   Anthony Kumpen Chevrolet
3 R5 American SpeedFest   Brands Hatch (Indy), Swanley 11 June   Anthony Kumpen   Alon Day   Anthony Kumpen Chevrolet
R6 12 June   Alon Day   Frédéric Gabillon   Alon Day Chevrolet
4 R7 Tours Motor Show   Tours Speedway, Tours 25 June   Frédéric Gabillon   Frédéric Gabillon   Frédéric Gabillon Ford
R8 26 June   Frédéric Gabillon   Ulysse Delsaux   Frédéric Gabillon Ford
5 R9 American Speed Weekend Semi Finals   Adria International Raceway, Adria 17 September   Alon Day   Alon Day   Anthony Kumpen Chevrolet
R10 18 September   Alon Day   Alon Day   Alon Day Chevrolet
6 R11 American Festival NASCAR Finals   Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder 8 October   Alon Day   Borja García   Anthony Kumpen Chevrolet
R12 9 October   Borja García   Frédéric Gabillon   Frédéric Gabillon Ford
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course

Elite 2Edit

Round Race Title Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning Driver Winning Manufacturer
1 R1 Valencia NASCAR Fest   Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 23 April   Salvador Tineo Arroyo   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin Chevrolet
R2 24 April   Stienes Longin   Salvador Tineo Arroyo   Stienes Longin Chevrolet
2 R3 Autospeedway American Style   Raceway Venray, Venray 15 May   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin Chevrolet
R4 16 May   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin Chevrolet
3 R5 American SpeedFest   Brands Hatch (Indy), Swanley 11 June   Salvador Tineo Arroyo   Salvador Tineo Arroyo   Stienes Longin Chevrolet
R6 12 June   Salvador Tineo Arroyo   Thomas Ferrando   Salvador Tineo Arroyo Chevrolet
4 R7 Tours Motor Show   Tours Speedway, Tours 25 June   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin   Riccardo Geltrude Ford
R8 26 June   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin Ford
5 R9 American Speed Weekend Semi Finals   Adria International Raceway, Adria 17 September   Gabriele Gardel   Stienes Longin   Gabriele Gardel Chevrolet
R10 18 September   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin Chevrolet
6 R11 American Festival NASCAR Finals   Circuit Zolder, Heusden-Zolder 8 October   Stienes Longin   Stienes Longin   Gabriele Gardel Chevrolet
R12 9 October   Stienes Longin   Salvador Tineo Arroyo   Stienes Longin Chevrolet
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course

StandingsEdit

Elite 1Edit

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Fastest lap. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver  
VAL
 
VEN
 
BRH
 
TOU
 
ADR
 
ZOL
Points
1   Anthony Kumpen 1 4 2 1 1 10 4 5 1 2 1 7 657
2   Frédéric Gabillon 2 2 1 5 2 2 1 1 5 3 2 1 646
3   Alon Day 6 1 16 13 3 1 16 4 2 1 7 3 614
4   Nicolò Rocca 4 21 4 7 20 6 5 3 4 6 3 20 553
5   Bert Longin 7 9 11 10 11 10 7 3 4 19 8 535
6   Thomas Ferrando 24 8 12 9 8 7 3 2 18 9 10 9 533
7   Wilfried Boucenna 8 5 6 15 7 5 6 6 21 8 8 14 529
8   Gianmarco Ercoli 5 13 14 4 11 9 11 13 22 10 4 5 525
9   Ulysse Delsaux 11 24 9 19 12 14 7 10 8 20 9 10 496
10   Freddy Nordström 19 6 23 20 6 8 13 8 6 23 6 13 494
11   Borja García 3 3 3 2 5 4 8 16 23 22 22 23 480
12   Dario Caso 13 17 11 18 22 16 15 12 16 12 14 16 460
13   Marconi de Abreu 16 18 10 17 16 18 14 15 12 13 15 21 450
14   Jerry De Weerdt 17 15 22 16 17 17 17 13 15 17 18 433
15   Willy Gruber 15 16 20 24 21 12 11 17 19 18 22 413
16   Riccardo Geltrude 22 12 8 6 24 13 2 9 19 11 362
17   Marc Goossens 9 20 13 8 4 3 21 2 343
18   Gian Maria Gabbiani 14 19 17 23 14 19 9 14 20 18 314
19   Alex Caffi 7 5 20 6 284
20   Eric De Doncker 12 11 13 12 11 12 262
21   Carlo Forte 25 23 19 14 23 22 11 21 260
22   Martin Doubek 10 7 23 11 258
23   Simone Monforte 23 10 21 21 9 16 235
24   Barry Maessen 5 3 12 17 204
25   Florian Renauer 21 7 7 10 9 21 189
26   Peter Gross 19 23 14 17 170
27   Renger van der Zande 5 4 158
28   William Ayer, Jr. 18 22 18 20 119
29   Freddie Hunt 15 14 118
30   Maik Barten 13 13 116
31   Felipe Rabello 16 19 6
32   Mathias Lauda 10 14 64
33   Claudio Giudici 18 12 58
34   Christian Malchárek 15 15 58
35   Colin White 15 22 51
36   Brandon Gdovic 20 25 6
37   Roman Mavlanov DNQ DNQ 30

Elite 2Edit

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Fastest lap. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver  
VAL
 
VEN
 
BRH
 
TOU
 
ADR
 
ZOL
Points
1   Stienes Longin 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 24 1 650
2   Gabriele Gardel 4 23 11 4 23 6 5 5 1 2 1 5 604
3   Thomas Ferrando 24 8 12 9 8 7 3 2 18 9 10 9 590
4   Salvador Tineo Arroyo 2 2 4 5 3 1 4 6 19 3 17 2 571
6   Hugo Bec 7 4 23 7 5 11 6 3 4 21 6 11 539
7   Guillaume Deflandre 3 3 24 10 4 22 12 4 14 23 7 8 504
8   Martin Doubek 9 6 9 9 24 23 5 4 3 6 500
9   Marconi de Abreu 11 10 16 6 12 20 11 13 10 10 12 13 499
10   Justin Kunz 12 17 18 14 13 10 11 8 5 20 7 491
11   Jerry De Weerdt 13 13 14 20 9 13 16 11 11 10 15 486
12   Renzo Calcinati 14 12 5 22 10 7 9 9 22 11 23 463
13   Paul Guiod 15 14 21 12 9 8 9 8 18 19 8 22 463
14   Roman Mavlanov 5 5 22 16 18 21 3 7 5 21 461
15   Didier Bec 17 15 12 11 11 14 14 14 20 12 16 14 457
16   Simone Laureti 10 16 19 13 13 12 8 15 DNQ 15 13 16 431
17   Willy Gruber 16 21 10 15 DNQ 15 10 21 18 18 18 413
18   Shawn Paul Wakefield 20 20 13 19 20 16 16 12 17 20 21 19 406
19   Arianna Casoli 19 18 17 21 19 17 17 15 17 19 20 404
20   Eric De Doncker 8 7 5 4 9 300
21   Dario Caso 6 9 22 DNQ 220
22   Marko Stipp 7 14 14 12 195
23   Peter Gross 17 18 12 13 183
24   Erika Monforte 16 15 13 14 183
25   Freddie Hunt 23 8 6 15 19 17 176
26   Luca Tosini 9 10 138
27   Christian Malchárek 21 11 8 7 129
28   Mirco Schultis 15 17 112
29   Marco Spinelli DNQ 9 8 18 108
30   Giovanni Altoé 22 16 100
31   Mauro Serra 16 DNQ 76
32   Maik Barten 15 8 65
33   Claudio Giudici 20 17 51
34   Rayane Ait-Adjedjou 18 19 51
35   Alexandre Guiod DNQ 25 21

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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