Loris Hezemans, the 2019 Whelen Euro NASCAR champion, will drive the # 27 Ford for Team Hezeberg in select NASCAR Cup races in 2022, the the team announced October 9.
The team is owned by Hezemans father Toine Hezemans and Dutch entrepreneur Ernst Berg.
Reaume Brothers Racing will build the team’s cars and manage operations in the United States, by Alex Andrejev.
Loris Hezemans will race on road circuits and possibly short tracks, according to Bob pockrass.
Hezemans has hosted three Xfinity Series events, including two this year for MBM Motorsports and DGM Racing. These were in partnership with RBR.
Hezemans will test the Next Gen car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday, while 1997 Formula 1 champion Jacques Villeneuve gets in the car on Tuesday. Villeneuve has participated in four Cup events, nine Xfinity races and seven Camping World Truck Series events. He has finished third three times in the NXS; his last came in 2012 at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit.
Hezemans hopes to complete the program in 2023, pending sponsorship.
Loris Hezemans said he will take the tests on Monday and Jacques Villeneuve will test them on Tuesday. Loris has said they will see how Villeneuve likes him and that he won’t rule him out of racing the Cup car at some point next year. https://t.co/j9WGriXWpl
– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 9, 2021
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