Cyprus driver Vladimiros Tziortzis has been given the ‘Unicars Motorsport Award’ for 2022 at the 50th celebration of the ‘Elites of the Cyprus Sports Writers Union’ that took place at the Nicosia Municipal Theatre
Tziortzis finished third in Europe in the EuroNASCAR 2 class. He was in contention for the title all year, before an accident in Belgium in October led to surgery, which dropped him to 5th in the standings. He did, however race in the final race in Croatia in November, where he scored two more podiums and took third overall. He is now moving up to EuroNASCAR Pro.
“EuroNASCAR Pro is the category before the American Nascar, the second most popular motorsport in the world after Formula 1 and the most famous sport in America after American Football” he said, adding that his goal for the new year is “to bring the strongest possible results, podiums and victories, so that from 2024 onwards I can take the step towards America. Of course, the goal is to win the European title.”
In 2023, the 26-year-old will continue to work with the Italian team Academy Motorsport / Alex Caffi Motorsports. In February, he will attend the Daytona 500 in Florida, in order to watch a race up close and at the same time make the first contacts for his possible participation in 2024 in one of the US championships.
Regarding his award, Tziortzis said: “A huge thanks to the Cyprus Sports Writers Union (EAK), for recognising the efforts of the athletes who fight every day to be where they are, as we are going through difficult times and being an athlete and especially representing your country abroad is no longer the easiest thing, in terms of sponsorship of course”.