Gil Linster Claims a Stellar Victory in EuroNASCAR 2 Valencia Race

Gil Linster leads from start to finish in the second EuroNASCAR 2 race in Valencia, showcasing his skill and determination. Martin Doubek and Patrick Schober fiercely compete for the podium in a thrilling chase.

Gil Linster Claims a Stellar Victory in EuroNASCAR 2 Valencia Race

The second race of the EuroNASCAR 2 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia was a showcase of dominance by Gil Linster. Under the clear Spanish skies, Linster led every lap, marking a significant milestone with his second career victory and his first triumph in Victory Lane.

The race followed a tense day at Hendriks Motorsport, stemming from a previous incident involving contact between teammates Linster and Martin Doubek. However, the atmosphere shifted as Linster took control of the race, demonstrating a flawless performance that left no room for doubt about his capabilities.

From the outset, Linster executed his strategy perfectly, pulling ahead in his #50 Toyota Camry and maintaining the lead through every corner of the track. His teammate, Doubek, tried to keep pace but ultimately couldn't close the 2.604-second gap Linster had created. The battle for third was even more intense, culminating in a photo finish with Patrick Schober narrowly trailing Doubek by just 0.150 seconds in his #3 RDV Competition Ford Mustang.

Linster expressed overwhelming joy at his victory, "Stepping into Victory Lane feels incredible, especially after the challenges we faced yesterday. Thanks to the team's hard work and a superbly set-up car, we achieved a much-desired win."

Further down the field, Thomas Toffel had a solid run to finish fourth in his #34 Race Art Technology Chevrolet Camaro, followed by Claudio Cappelli who capitalized on a mistake by Kenko Miura to take the lead in the Legend Trophy for drivers over 40. Meanwhile, the Rookie Trophy saw a competitive finish with Julien Rehberg sweeping the category.

The race also saw its share of drama with Thomas Dombrowski initially finishing sixth before a penalty for exceeding track limits relegated him to eighth. The top ten was rounded out by solid performances from Roberto Benedetti and Mario Ercoli, who secured second place in their respective classes.

The EuroNASCAR 2 events wrapped up with excitement and anticipation as the focus shifted to the EuroNASCAR PRO races, promising more thrilling NASCAR action in Valencia. Fans from around the globe tuned in to witness the adrenaline-fueled races live on EuroNASCAR's YouTube channel and various international TV broadcasts, further highlighting the global appeal of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.