20 year old Croatian driver Stefani Mogorovic will make her EuroNASCAR debut at Most, teaming up with Michaela Dorcikova in EuroNASCAR's first all-female team since 2013.
The EuroNASCAR grid will feature one more fast female driver at the next round in Most, Czech Republic, as 20 year old Stefani Mogorovic is set to make her debut at the wheel of the #1 Academy/Alex Caffi Motorsport Ford Mustang.
For the first time since 2013, in fact, two female drivers will share a car in EuroNASCAR: after Carole Perrin and Caty Caly at the 2013 Nogaro season opener, Michaela Dorcikova and Stefani Mogorovic will form an all-female team in the European NASCAR division, racing respectively in the PRO and EN2 classes.
Dorcikova returns to Most after contesting the Valencia round, in a comeback to the series that saw the Slovak running a charging second race after a weekend marred by technical issues and bad luck. Michaela, though, has previous experience of the big, powerful EuroNASCAR machine, having competed in the championship in selected rounds in the past.
"My first race in EuroNASCAR was with Alex Caffi's team and we continued the journey in 2021 with Academy / Alex Caffi Motorsport," said Dorcikova. "So I am more than happy to rejoin the 'ragazzi' for my fourth ever appearance in the EuroNASCAR championship, as the team feels like a family. In 2021 at Most we achieved two podium finishes in the Challenger Trophy together. I definitely want to build on that success, especially when I finally get to race on a track I have raced on before.”
"Even though I'm missing a lot of miles in the car compared to the rest of the field, the NASCAR GP Czech Republic will somehow be a home race for me as I live in this country," she continued. "I will certainly enjoy the atmosphere on home ground and the competitiveness in the EuroNASCAR PRO category. I will do my best on the track to fight for the podium again."
On the other hand, it will be a new experience for Croatian Stefani Mogorovic, who drove the 400hp V8 machine for the first time in a test at Cremona circuit, Italy.
Mogorovic will contest for the EN2 class, as well as the Lady and Rookie Trophy categories.
Born in Pula, Croatia, Stefani started karting at 3, then progressed through the ranks of both national and international competitions. In 2019, she represented Croatia at the first edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in the karting slalom discipline, before graduating to race cars in 2021. Mogorovic contested the Croatian Championship and CEZ with a Renault Clio 3 Cup RS.
Coming into her first ever race weekend in EuroNASCAR, Mogorovic keeps her expectations realistic but aims for steady improvements as well as handling the pressure.
“I expect fair fights, a good pace with the car and a great time on the track and with the team," said Stefani. "My goals are small for me, so my goal is to finish both races and be happy with my results and improvement."
Mogorovic will be joining Arianna Casoli in the Ladies Trophy class in EN2 - and it will be a good benchmark to measure herself with, as the Italian veteran racer currently holds the record for most starts in EN2 and secured three Ladies' Trophy titles.
EuroNASCAR has traditionally proven to be a great platform for female drivers: four women will enter next week's NASCAR GP Czech Republic at Autodrom Most, on August 26-27.