Credits: Vladimiros Tziortzis

Vladimiros Tziortzis was voted as the latest recipient of Cyprus Sports Writers Union’s “Unicars Motorsport Award” as he announced a contract extension with long-time personal sponsor ALCO Filters.

The last seven days has been a busy one for EuroNASCAR’s Cypriot driver Vladimiros Tziortzis as he continues the preparation for his upcoming debut in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series’ top class this year.

As reported by Cyprus Mail, Tziortzis was awarded the “Unicars Motorsport Award” on 13 January for his achievements in the 2022 EuroNASCAR season before he announced yesterday that long-time sponsor ALCO Filters has agreed to continue their sponsorship deal for the 2023 season.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Tziortzis began his 2022 EuroNASCAR 2 campaign on a high note after he won the season opening round at Valencia. From then on, he established his position as one of the three main title contenders in EuroNASCAR’s junior division as he often finds himself in bouts with Liam Hezemans and Alberto Naska for the win throughout the season.

His titles hopes were dashed after a crash in the first Zolder race that left him with a broken wrist, forcing him to not start the second Zolder race. Thankfully, he was fit to compete in the season finale at Rijeka where a double podium finish sealed his third place finish in the championship.

Credits: Vladimiros Tziortzis

His success in the world stage was enough for the Cyprus Sports Writers Union to vote him as the recipient of the 2022 Unicars Motorsport Award, an award that was given to him during the 50th celebration of the “Elites of the Cyprus Sports Writers Union” event that was held at Nicosia on 13 January.

“I had to say a huge thanks to the Cyprus Sports Writers Union (EAK) for recognising the efforts of the athletes who fight every day to be where they are, as we are going through difficult times and being an athlete and especially representing your country abroad is no longer the easiest thing, in terms of sponsorship of course,” said Tziortzis on the award.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

Five days later, Tziortzis announced that ALCO Filters, who had sponsored him since his SMP Formula 4 days back in 2016, will continue to sponsor the Cypriot as one of his personal sponsors for the 2023 ENPRO campaign.

“The support of ALCO Filters is very important to me, because I feel that I have by my side a reliable and dynamic partner,” said Tziortzis on ALCO Filters’ contract extension.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Klemen Sofric

According to Cyprus Mail, Tziortzis’ new contract with ALCO Filters will see the aftermarket filter manufacturer receive significant sponsorship placement in Tziortzis’ race helmet and the No. 5 Academy Motorsport car that the Cypriot will drive in 2023.

“We have been supporting Vladimiros since his SMP F4 debut in 2016 and we are proud of his progress since then. We are also happy to support him for 2023, and we wish him the best of luck at the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. Bring it home Vladimiros!” said Loizos Loucas, Executive Director of ALCO Filters to Cyprus Mail.

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