Through two separate announcements that was announced yesterday, DF1 Racing announces a new sponsorship deal with FUCHS Austria as Luxembourgian driver Gil Linster is set to make his comeback to EuroNASCAR with DF1’s No. 77 Camaro in EuroNASCAR 2.
DF1 Racing will have a new sponsor and a new driver for next weekend’s Autodrom Most NASCAR Show after they announced through two separate announcements that FUCHS Austria and Gil Linster will be joining the team for the race at Czech Republic.
FUCHS Austria, a leading independent supplier of automotive lubricants that had a long history of involvement in motorsport, will be featured in the hood of DF1’s flagship No. 66 Camaro starting from the round at Autodrom Most.
“For the upcoming race weekend, Round 3 of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series at Most, CZ from 28/29th of August 2021, DF1 Racing is proud to announce a new sponsorship for 2021 with FUCHS AUSTRIA Schmierstoffe GmbH. The FUCHS logo will be specially featured on the bonnet of the DF1 racing car #66,” said DF1 Racing on their official press release.
A few hours later, DF1 would also announce that Luxembourg driver Gil Linster will be making his return to EuroNASCAR as the driver of DF1’s No. 77 Lettner Trans Camaro in the EuroNASCAR 2 class, replacing Shaun Hollamby after the Brit’s impressive one-off appearance with the team at Brands Hatch.
Linster, who recently visited DF1’s base at Austria along with his manager Ginger Baker Rust, has competed in Dutch V8 Oval Series and several late model races in America for TGS Competition ever since his last EuroNASCAR outing in 2018. Given his recent focus on racing in the ovals, Linster admits that his lack of track time on road courses might place him in a disadvantage coming to Most.
“It was a really spontaneous decision, but I’m looking forward to racing again in the EuroNASCAR with DF1 Racing,” said Linster in the official press release. “I’m not sure where I’m standing, compared to the other drivers. In the last years, I’ve gained experience on ovals only, the last time I was racing on a road course was in 2018.”
“I have a very experienced team-mate with Marc Goossens who helps me in any possible way, also with the setup of the car. I hope that this will compensate my lack of experience on road courses.”
Despite this, Linster – who scored 6 Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes on 22 starts during his two-year stint with CAAL – is hoping that he will be able to compete for the Top 10 positions.
“My goal would be to finish in the Top 10,” comments Linster on his target for Most. “Obviously, every single position that is closer to winning would make me even more happy. I want to pay back the trust DF1 Racing is putting into me and thank the mechanics with a good result for all the work they are doing.”
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