Despite the absence of Francesco Sini due to paternity leave, Solaris Motorsport managed to bring home excellent results from American SpeedFest 8 after Alina Loibnegger claimed a victory in the Lady Trophy and affiliated driver Pierluigi Veronesi scored a double Top 10 finish at Brands Hatch.
After a rollercoaster weekend in the season opening round at Valencia, Solaris Motorsport enjoyed a successful weekend in the second round at Brands Hatch after Alina Loibnegger scored her first Lady Cup victory of the season and Pierluigi Veronesi brought home a double Top-10 finish for the affiliated Double V Racing team.
For Alina Loibnegger, her learning process on her full-time EuroNASCAR 2 debut season continued at Brands Hatch as she continued to gain more experience with the EuroNASCAR stock cars. The weekend would saw Loibnegger claim her first piece of hardware in the EN2 division as she brought home a podium in Rookie Trophy and a win in the Lady Trophy sub-classification.
“This weekend I was able to learn a lot again!” said Loibnegger in the press release. “On Saturday I finished to secure P3 in the Rookie Trophy and on Sunday, after a not so good start, I was still P1 in the Lady Trophy! The team did an amazing job and I’m proud to be part of Solaris Motorsport!”
It was also a successful weekend for the Solaris Motorsport-affiliated Double V Racing entry of Pierluigi Veronesi. While it is a tougher weekend for Double V due to an unlucky qualifying session and the increased performance of their closest rivals, Veronesi still managed to bring home a double Top-10 finish to maintain a solid presence in the championship race.
Despite this, American SpeedFest 8 was the first round for Solaris Motorsport where its “captain” and lead driver, Francesco Sini, did not make an appearance. Solaris’ press release would reveal that Sini did not compete in Brands Hatch due to paternity leave as he had opted to stay with his wife to wait for the birth of their first child.
“It has been a strange experience and quite difficult,” said Sini in the press release. “Seeing the others racing while you are home is always difficult, managing the team in distance is even tougher. I should admit anyway that this time I’m so happy and I can’t wait for the new Sini baby birth.”
“I’m really proud of the achievements of my team in Brands Hatch, it was difficult but they managed to bring back home excellent results. It’s like when parents let their children alone for the first time in a trip. Don’t worry, I will be back next round with my helmet and racing suit. I miss my Camaro so much!”
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard / Bart Dehaese.