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Pista / 20 maggio

Sparkling Franciacorta for Alex Caffi Motorsports

G[On the Italian track in the second round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Alex Caffi leads the team to excellent performances. In Elite 1 Kenko Miura third of the Challenge. Carmen Boix in Elite 2 wins also race 2 in the Ladies and stretches her lead in the championship, Denny Zardo fighting for the podium stopped by a hit. In the Elite Club Third  place for Andreas Kuchelbacher, Jerome Francois 6th.

Alex Caffi Motorsports always at the forefront in the second round of the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 2018 on the Autodromo di Franciacorta, from where the team coordinated by the Monegasque former  F1 driver returns with the double victory of Carmen Boix in the Lady classification. The Spaniard is now solitary in the standings' lead. The stars of the spectacular series born in the United States, on 5.7-liter Chevrolet powered cars with a 450 Bhp, a weight of 1,200 kg and rear-wheel drive, have battled on the renewed Italian track in front of a large audience of fans. In race 2 of the Elite 1, Alex Caffi was up into the top ten with his Ford Mustang. The former F1 driver started 21st and made the most of the re-starts after the safety car, climbing up to the tenth position thanks to an aggressive driving, before losing ground after a contact in the final stages and finished 13th. The Toyota Camry allowed Kenko Miura, who set off 22nd, to climb back to the third podium step in the Challenge standings. In Elite 2 the strong driver from Treviso Denny Zardo, after his 4th place in race 1 had become 11th following a penalty, started with the Toyota Camry from the second row thanks to the fourth fastest lap on Saturday. In a tight fight for third place, he had to stop after a contact suffered by a rival which caused him to puncture the right rear tyre.

Young Spanish Carmen Boix has repeated Saturday's success among the Ladies, obtaining her third consecutive class win after victory in race 2 on the home track in Valencia. In race 2 Carmen has gained many positions bringing the Ford Mustang unharmed through the various accidents at the start up to 11th place, before being penalized with a drive through for a jump start. Returning to the track behind her rival just a few laps from the end, she managed to overtake her in the penultimate lap. In the Elite Club, the series' scholarship formula, Austrian Andreas Kuchelbacher was third with the Toyota Camry at the end of the three sessions,whileBelgian Jerome Francois on the Ford Mustang finished sixth.



Alex Caffi said “I had a lot of fun, I think I did a good race, giving a show, as well as doing some overtaking. Today was better than yesterday even though it was tough because it was very hot, my pace was good, I went well in the restarts and when I arrived in the top ten I lowered my lap times by over a second, I could therefore stay in touch. In the last two laps I tried to pass another driver but we touched each other. Overall I am very happy for the team, the balance is positive. Last year here we had won Elite 2 and a podium was within reach with Denny who proved that he deserved it, but this too is racing. Carmen won twice despite a penalty, Kenko took a podium in the Challenge and the two Elite Club guys did well. I am happy to have seen many friends and fans of the team, I hope they enjoyed it.”

The next round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be in three weeks, 8-10 june, on the historic british track of Brands Hatch.

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