Yesterday, it was announced that the driver that is crowned as the champion of the EuroNASCAR Esports Series will be receiving a special titanium ring from one of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ premier partner, Italian titanium jewelry company Tijey.

The Tijey titanium ring meant that there’s more at stake for the drivers that competed in the Esports Series, as the driver that won the Esports Series title will also secure an additional 40 points for his/her team in the real-life Teams Championship.

“It is great to be able to rely on our partners in these challenging times. Tijey immediately jumped in our new Esports Series project to reward our best drivers in the same way they do in EuroNASCAR in real life with their exclusive titanium rings! This gives everybody an extra motivation to win!” said NWES President and CEO Jerome Galpin to euronascar.com.

Tijey, who became a NASCAR Whelen Euro Series premier partner last year, had previously awarded the titanium rings via the Fastest Driver Award, awarded to the PRO class driver that secured the best combined results in each race week of the season.

Ander Vilariño was the first driver to be awarded one of Tijey’s titanium rings after he swept his home race at Valencia. Three other drivers – Loris Hezemans, Stienes Longin, and Alon Day – also received the Tijey rings last year, each of them securing two each with Hezemans receiving it at Venray and Hockenheim, Longin securing the Fastest Driver rings at Most and Zolder, while Day won his rings at Franciacorta and Brands Hatch.

“After a fantastic experience in the 2019 NWES championship, in which Tijey awarded the best driver of each of the 7 weekends with an exclusive titanium ring, the new EuroNASCAR Esports Series definitely caught our attention,” said Tijey founder Luca Saladino to euronascar.com.

“In these difficult times on global scale, we found it a very clever idea to fill this gap separating us from real life racing with a virtual championship, with the 2020 NWES drivers battling online from home. The first few races were really hard-fought and exciting as the real ones, bringing both the spirit and the values that we enjoy so much in the real-life championship.”

The EuroNASCAR Esports Series, which has held 3 rounds out of the scheduled 7, is currently led by the defending EuroNASCAR 2 class champion Lasse Sorensen. Sorensen, with 105 points, currently held a 3-point advantage over Jeffrey Roeffen, who won the third round of the series at the virtual Zandvoort circuit last week.

Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard.

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