First victory for an Indian pilot in NWES
Advait Deodhar wins for the first victory of an Indian rider in NWES. The CAAL Racing driver repelled all of Tobias Dauenhauer’s attacks.
Advait Deodhar has made the dream of a lifetime come true on their home circuit in Brands Hatch, UK. The London-living Indian claimed the first victory of his career in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series on the 1.94 kilometer Indy circuit. Deodhar led all 30 laps and defended his position against an attacking Tobias Dauenhauer, who finished second behind the wheel of the # 50 Ford Mustang Hendriks Motorsport.
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Starting from pole for his 21st race in EuroNASCAR 2, Deodhar kept Dauenhauer at bay in the opening laps despite all attempts by the German. The 31-year-old driver never really escaped the # 50 Mustang in second and had his mirrors filled by the Hendriks Motorsport car. After 30 intense laps, he crossed the finish line 0.433 ahead of Dauenhauer and celebrated his first victory in the NWES.
I will never forget this moment in my life. I need to pinch myself because I can’t believe I won. It was a tough race with Tobias in my rear bumper all the laps of this round. Thanks to CAAL Racing for giving me a fantastic car. It was only the second win in my life and it’s something very special to score one here at Brands Hatch.
Starting from fifth place, Francesco Garisto was on a mission in Round 3 of EuroNASCAR 2 at the wheel of the n ° 17 Shadow DNM8 42 Racing. The Italian overtook his compatriot Alberto Panebianco and took third place. He crossed the finish line at that position but was downgraded to seventh after a post-race penalty due to avoidable contact with Panebianco.
Simon Pilate followed in fourth with a solid run after a safety car period triggered by Levi Lintukanto on the third lap. The Finn got stuck in the gravel of Paddock Hill Bent and yellow was needed to clear the turn. Green flags were waved again on lap 11 and Pilate made his way to fourth place after passing his DF1 Racing teammate Justin Kunz and Panebianco of Not Only Motorsport.
At the top of the Rookie Trophy standings, Panebianco finished fourth, his best EuroNASCAR 2 result of his career so far. Kunz, who started from third place, moved down to sixth place but scored important points for the championship battle. Two-time winner in Valencia, Martin Doubek drove his Mustang Hendriks in sixth place ahead of Garisto and Pierluigi Veronesi of Double V Racing.
Vladimiros Tziortzis of Academy Motorsport / Alex Caffi Motorsport and Naveh Talor of Not Only Motorsport closed the top 10. CAAL Racing driver Max Lanza topped the Legend Trophy standings ahead of Yevgen Sokolovksiy and Ian Eric Waden. The Rookie Trophy podium was completed by Miguel Gomes of Marko Stipp Motorsport and Alina Loibnegger, who competes in the colors of Solaris Motorsport. Arianna Casoli won the Lady Trophy finishing in 17th place.
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will be back in action on Sunday for Round 4 of the 2021 season. The NASCAR GP UK will continue at 13:43 CET with the EuroNASCAR PRO race, while the EuroNASCAR 2 race will follow at 16:58 CET. All races will be broadcast live on EuroNASCAR’s social media accounts – YouTube, Facebook, Twitch – as well as Motorsport.tv.
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