Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Louise Liechtmanager

German-Brazilian young talent Nick Schneider will be joining Marko Stipp Motorsport for his debut season in the EuroNASCAR 2 division of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

The 18-year old German-Brazilian talent Nick Schneider will be joining the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series this year. Schneider is set to make his EuroNASCAR debut in the EuroNASCAR 2 division with Marko Stipp Motorsport, as announced by the team on 15 March 2023.

“I see Marko Stipp Motorsport as the best team for my NWES debut as a welcoming and fitting atmosphere is very valuable and important to me”, said Schneider in the official release. “Racing is a very psychological sport in its nature, you can have the most favorable circumstances but still fail to celebrate success if you’re working with the wrong people.”

Schneider had previously participated in the 2023 Drivers Recruitment Program test day that was held at Circuit de Fontenay-le-Comte, EuroNASCAR’s official test track.

“I see the NWES as one of the most beneficial environments for young drivers,” comments Schneider on the EuroNASCAR series. “With its wheel to wheel racing, a selection of good circuits and cars with no driver aids, it’s a perfect proving ground for young racers like me.”

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

Schneider’s announcement confirms the return of Marko Stipp Motorsport, making them the ninth team to officially declare their entry in 2023. MSM had been a mainstay in the championship ever since they entered EuroNASCAR midway through 2019 and team owner Marko Stipp had high hopes towards the team’s newest recruitment.

“Nick and his environment have left us no doubt that we are up for a great journey together,” said Stipp on Schneider’s signing. “We have successfully worked with young and rookie drivers before. With our experience in the NWES, we will provide Nick the best possible support to break through and shine.”

Credits: Nick Schneider

Schneider competed in the German BMW 318ti Cup in 2022, driving the No. 423 East Racing Motorsport BMW 318ti alongside Max Günther (no relation to Formula E’s Maximilian Günther). His participation in the BMW 318ti Cup is a successful one, as he is a regular points scorer and finished on the Junior podium several times.

With his successful track record, Schneider aims to be able to compete on the sharp end of the field and try to emulate the successes that rookie EN2 drivers such as Lasse Sørensen and Liam Hezemans had achieved before. 

“Of course my goal is to be at the very top,” said Schneider on his goals in 2023. “I think if your goals as a driver aren’t ambitious then that’s a mindset issue. Although it’s not always possible to win every time, and understanding that is very important, one should always aim to be the best they can be.”

Credits: Nick Schneider

Schneider is expected to be racing under a Brazilian racing license in 2023, making him the first driver to race under a Brazilian license since Felipe Rabello in 2018. Despite this, he took pride in the opportunity to represent both Germany and Brazil in EuroNASCAR.

“I put a lot of value on culture and multilingualism,” said the 18-year old on his dual heritage. “My nationalities make me who I am, in a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected I believe embracing cultural identity is of great benefit. I’m very much looking forward to representing Germany and Brazil on the NWES grid.”

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