Group Hezeberg, a joint effort between racing legend Toine Hezemans and Dutch entrepreneur Ernst Berg, plans to area the No. 27 Ford Mustang in a number of races subsequent season because the Cup Collection debuts the Subsequent Gen automobile.
The workforce’s operations in the US shall be based mostly at Reaume Brothers Racing in Mooresville, North Carolina.
“The introduction of the Subsequent Gen automobile by NASCAR is on the core of our choice to construct a workforce and be a part of the NASCAR Cup Collection,” stated Toine Hezemans, a local of Eindhoven, Netherlands.
“This new idea is the proper problem for us and the mannequin NASCAR constructed across the Subsequent Gen automobile makes the American market much more attention-grabbing, producing alternatives for a workforce to prosper.”
The workforce has one automobile already constructed and can take part within the Subsequent Gen check on Monday and Tuesday on the Charlotte Roval with 2019 NASCAR Euro champion Loris Hezemans and former Formulation 1 and Indy 500 champion Jacques Villeneuve.
Loris Hezemans, 24, plans to compete in all of the highway course occasions on the Cup schedule in 2022, and different oval tracks as soon as he’s authorised by NASCAR.
“I’m out of phrases to explain the thrill of the longer term that awaits us with Group Hezeberg. It began off with an concept in 2019 after we first heard in regards to the Subsequent Gen automobile and now we’re nearing our first ever Cup check appears merely surreal,” stated Hezemans.
“I’m grateful to NASCAR for giving me the chance to take part on this check on the Charlotte Roval and achieve expertise in addition to carry suggestions to the workforce. I shall be trying to proceed engaged on my (monitor) approvals for the longer term.’’
Group Hezeberg group photograph
Photograph by: Grace Krenrich
Hezemans stated he’ll focus his racing efforts in 2022 within the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity sequence and can now not compete in Europe.
The Subsequent Gen automobile’s options are similar to the design of NASCAR Euro vehicles, which the workforce stated ought to assist with prices and driver comfortability.
“It has for the primary time impartial suspension with a European sort sequential gear field,” Toine Hezemans stated. “It has 18-inch wheels, which is a revolution I perceive. The suspension, the brakes are all primarily as in Europe. This automobile is implausible.”
The workforce introduced its Subsequent Gen Ford Mustang to its announcement at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, which was adorned with the workforce brand and a shiny orange livery.
“It’s now turning into fairly widespread, automobile racing usually, due to our Max Verstappen who’s making full Holland loopy,” Toine Hezemans stated. “It’s all in orange and that’s why, we select his colours.”
Hezemans received three European championships and all main endurance races between 1970 and 1978, together with the 24 Hours of Daytona, the legendary Targa Florio, and a category win within the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Within the NASCAR Euro Collection, Hezemans is a co-owner of the Hendriks Motorsport marketing campaign and since debuting in 2018, the workforce received back-to-back workforce championships in 2019 and 2020, the EuroNASCAR Professional drivers title in 2019 and the EuroNASCAR 2 drivers title in 2020.
Each Loris Hezemans and Villeneuve will return to NASCAR Euro competitors on the 30-31 October on the 2021 Finals in Vallelunga, Italy.