Marko Stipp Motorsport announced the reveal of Yevgen Sokolovskiy’s “Ukraine Tribute Design” scheme that the Ukrainian is scheduled to run with for the rest of the 2022 EuroNASCAR season.
Marko Stipp Motorsport will be running a new scheme for their Ukrainian driver Yevgen Sokolovskiy following the reveal of the “Ukraine Tribute Design” scheme that is set to be raced on Sokolovskiy’s No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro starting from this weekend’s NASCAR GP Italy at Vallelunga.
“Fans of Marko Stipp Motorsport will see a newly-designed #48 Chevrolet Camaro during the third EuroNASCAR weekend in Vallelunga, Italy (9th & 10th July), as the light and dark blue colors remain, but yellow replacing the previously used orange,” said Marko Stipp Motorsport in their official announcement.
“With the color change, the “Ukraine Tribute Design”, as it is officially called by the team, Marko Stipp Motorsport and its Ukrainian racer Yevgen Sokolovskiy mark a clear sign against the ongoing war in the home country of Sokolovskiy and express its solidarity and support to all Ukrainians in these dark times.”
The scheme itself bears a great deal of resemblance to the Gulf Oil scheme that Sokolovskiy previously ran, with the major difference between the two schemes being the exclusion of Gulf Oil’s orange in favor of the yellow from Ukraine’s national flag.
Sokolovskiy had previously hinted his intention to run an Ukraine-themed livery during his appearance on Jack Arute’s Wind Tunnel podcast as a mark of support to the war that his fellow countrymen and women are experiencing right now.
Sokolovskiy himself has helped several Ukrainian families, including his own, to get a place to live by his current hometown of Dusseldorf after they fled Ukraine when the war began back in February.
“Over the last couple of months I helped friends of mine, families with women and children, even though it is very hard right now,” said Sokolovskiy in the press release.
“As we wait everyday for positive news, we have a good chance to stop this war, although my feeling is that we need more time. Over 40 million proud people are united and motivated to achieve freedom. It is not easy knowing friends with families being panicked about the war and if they should stay in Ukraine or not.”
The “Ukraine Tribute Design” scheme will be raced on Sokolovskiy’s No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro for the rest of the 2022 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season.
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