Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Klemen Sofric

The 2021 EuroNASCAR 2 champion Martin Doubek is returning to Hendriks Motorsport’s No. 7 team to contest the full season in both EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 for the 2023 season.

Martin Doubek, the 2021 EuroNASCAR 2 champion, has extended his contract with Hendriks Motorsport and will contest the 2023 EuroNASCAR season in both EuroNASCAR PRO and EuroNASCAR 2 with the No. 7 Orion Ford Mustang.

The news of Doubek’s return was announced on 28 March 2023, confirming the Czech driver’s plans to compete in his eighth season of competition in EuroNASCAR and his fifth season with Roy Hendriks’ team.

Doubek ran double duty in 2022 as part of his title defense year following his championship triumph in 2021. It was a relatively up-and-down season for the 28-year old, as he had his first winless season since 2019 and was overshadowed by teammate Liam Hezemans, who beat Doubek for the EN2 crown that year.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

Despite this, Doubek was able to secure his first podium finish in EuroNASCAR PRO with a third place finish at Brands Hatch. The podium, which he achieved in his 40th ENPRO start, proved to be the highlight of his best ENPRO season to date.

With the support of the four-time Teams Champion in Hendriks and his first top class podium in the books, Doubek aims to compete for the win in all races of 2023 and put himself in a position to become the first two-time champion in EuroNASCAR 2.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

“I want to compete for the win in every race of the 2023 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season,” said Doubek to “I enjoy the great atmosphere in EuroNASCAR and I’m looking forward to racing at my home track in Most again.”

Doubek, the Litomsyl-born second generation racer, made his EuroNASCAR debut at Venray in 2015. Racing a part-time schedule with Sepp Renauer’s Renauer Motorsport, Doubek’s debut season saw him score four top-10 finishes on his way to finish sixteenth in the EuroNASCAR 2 standings.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

The following year, Doubek scored his first ever podium finish in the junior division when he finished third in the penultimate race of the year at Circuit Zolder. Seven more top-10 finishes was enough for him to secure eighth in the driver’s standings.

Doubek ran the majority of races in both classes in 2017 before he made his first full season in the top class with Belgium Driver Academy in 2018. Doubek joined Hendriks in 2019 after Hendriks bought Belgium Driver Academy’s entry in the off-season, once again taking part in both classes.

In 2020, he scored his first EN2 race win at Zolder on his return race after he was forced to miss the season opening round at Vallelunga due to COVID-19. The win made him a serious title challenger for 2021 and in the end, he brought home the championship trophy after his title rival Tobias Dauenhauer crashed in the final race at Vallelunga.

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Klemen Sofric

A true veteran in EuroNASCAR with more than 100 combined starts to his name, Doubek believes that his experience will be the key for him to be able to fight against the series’ best drivers in this year’s championship.

“I’ve been competing in EuroNASCAR for seven years and I’ve been karting since I was a teenager,” said Doubek. “Experience will be key as I chase more race wins and climb back to the top of the standings in the 2023 season. I’m ready to fight for the top spots and I’m hungry for more visits to Victory Lane.”

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