This Hockenheim weekend sees a change to the usual 2019 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series format as this (and the final round at Zolder) will see the four races counting for double points so a successful weekend could make a big difference to the Championship positions. The team’s three usual drivers, Ander Vilariño and Romain Iannetta in Elite 1, currently lying fifth and sixth in the Drivers’ Championship with Myatt Snider fourth in Elite 2 will be looking to maximise their points scores to allow them to battle for the Championship title at Zolder. There will be one change in the Racing Engineering line-up with Hugo De Sadeleer driving the second car in the Elite 2 races, the twenty-two year old Swiss has a lot of experience despite his youth being a race winner in the European Le Mans Series and finishing as runner-up in the 2017 Series.
The Hockenheimring is, of course, famous as a venue for the F1 German GP but it has also hosted the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series for the last three years. The 4.574 km (2.842 mi) track has undergone a number of changes over the years but is notable for its very large grandstand that allow the spectators to all the on-track action.