A new international EuroNASCAR team was formed today through the cooperation of FEED Racing, the team and racing academy of Jacques Villeneuve and Patrick Lemarie, and Vict Motorsport, the veteran NWES team of Dario Caso and Onofrio Veneziani. FEED Vict Racing is the name of the newly formed joint venture. The team will field four cars in the upcoming 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season, beginning in Valencia, Spain on April 25-26.
As announced in December, Jacques Villeneuve and Patrick Lemarie will bring their FEED Racing academy to the NWES grid driving in the EuroNASCAR PRO Champioship respectively on the #5 and #6 cars. The goal is to fight for the European NASCAR title and help young talents coming through the FEED Racing ranks, the first of which will be Simon Pilate. The young Belgian talent will share Lemarie’s car to compete in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship.
Vict Motorsport is the new incarnation of veteran NWES team Racers Motorsport, which fields multiple cars in EuroNASCAR since 2015. The Italian team won the EuroNASCAR 2 title with Gianmarco Ercoli in 2015 and several Trophies among which the Rookie Trophy and the Challenger Trophy, plus several race wins in both NWES championships.
In addition to Villeneuve, Lemarie and Pilate, FEED Vict Racing announced two more drivers for the 2020 EuroNASCAR season: former Challenger Trophy winner Dario Caso and up-and-coming talent Alessandro Brigatti.
Jacques Villeneuve: “It was very important for us to partner with a consolidated organization in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. Vict Motorsport has experience, a winning resume and a great facility near Vallelunga, one of the tracks in the NWES calendar. They are also used to working with young talents and that perfectly resonates with the spirit of FEED Racing, so it makes perfect to partner with them in this new EuroNASCAR venture.”
Patrick Lemarie: “It is a very exciting feeling to race again and especially with Jacques as team mate. We wanted to work with a very professional structure and our discussion with Vict went very well. They won many races, they are very professional and super enthusiastic about the whole FEED Racing projet. Now I feel like a young driver waiting for the first test again!”