At a time some series are facing difficulties, how do you explain this success for 10 years ?
We work a lot with the teams and the drivers and it’s really based on the relationship with them. It’s an exchange, trying to listen to everyone and make the right choices. It is a question of balance because the teams are economically fragile, so we must pay attention to each modification of the rules. We are fortunate to be in contact with more than 2,000 people involved in NASCAR. So when we have a technical question, marketing, regulation or anything, there is always someone who, from the top of Nascar 70 years history, can inform us. We are very attentive to work with our drivers, our teams and NASCAR and paying attention to the budget part wich is really important.
What is the budget for a driver for a season?
The budget for a driver will be on average around 70 000 € for the season and this can reach up to 100 000 € for a top team. For a team that starts, the budget is generally below average. If today we take the ratio between the budget and the perspectives in the case you are NWES champion, NWES certainly offers one of the best ratio in Europe, every disciplines of motorsport included. With the title, you go to Charlotte, you win (the right to race,nt) overseas. Those are significant gains in comparison with other European disciplines for a budget that barely corresponds to a national series. I think we are in a Clio CUP budget so the ratio budget/performance of the car is interesting. There is also the popularity of events. Few series exist where we can drive in front of 40,000 people like Brands Hatch.