Trackhouse Venture 91 NASCAR group received’t run Raikkonen subsequent time - Motor Informed

Trackhouse Venture 91 NASCAR group received’t run Raikkonen subsequent time

Venture 91’s acknowledged intention is to discipline “world-class drivers from different disciplines to compete at NASCAR’s highest stage”.

After fielding Raikkonen at Watkins Glen final yr, Marks stated he’d enhance the programme to “six to eight” Cup races in 2023, whereas retaining its deal with street programs.

Raikkonen additionally completed 29th place on the NASCAR Cup race on the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, having run as excessive as fourth getting into the closing phases.

The subsequent street course on the Cup schedule is June’s Sonoma race, which Trackhouse received final yr with common driver Daniel Suarez, and whereas Marks confirmed a brand new face could be becoming a member of his group, he refused to be too particular.

“Venture 91 goes to race extra this yr,” Marks informed SiriusXM. “We’re going to have a distinct driver within the automobile the subsequent time we’re out. We’ve closed an ideal sponsor for that, so the deal’s carried out.

“Proper now, we’re simply getting kinda mobilised round how we’re going to make a extremely cool, thrilling announcement round it as a result of I believe it’s going to be actually neat, it’s going to be a cool programme.

“It’s going to be any individual that has acquired very, very completely different expertise from NASCAR however in some methods is definitely completely fitted to a Cup race.

“That is any individual who has not raced in America very a lot in any respect, however I believe goes to have the ability to go to this explicit race and make some actual noise. I’m enthusiastic about that.”

Shane van Gisbergen, Triple Eight Race Engineering Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Shane van Gisbergen, Triple Eight Race Engineering Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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Will or not it’s Supercars ace Shane van Gisbergen?

Three-time Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen revealed final September he’d spoken to Marks about becoming a member of Venture 91 in future.

Having shifted to the Chevrolet model this yr with the brand new Gen3 period in Australia’s premier sequence, he could be a logical option to drive its Camaro in Cup as effectively.

“I might like to do a [NASCAR] street course and have a go, for certain,” stated van Gisbergen. “It is simply getting the proper alternative. We did communicate, however it’s all depending on our calendar and what races I can do.”

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The Kiwi flagged the Chicago road race as a super venue – its 1-2 July slot is free for him, as is Sonoma’s 11 June race date.

“They’ve acquired the Chicago road circuit for the primary time,” he added. “A road circuit would go well with me, I reckon.

“That might be good as effectively as a result of it is a new monitor for everybody, so actually that will assist me stand up to hurry if everybody else is studying as effectively. That might be a superb one, however let’s examine.”

Van Gisbergen has raced in America earlier than, driving Porsche, Mercedes and Lexus GTD automobiles in IMSA SportsCar Championship competitors at Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen.

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