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Advait Deodhar off to a solid start in first full-time season

Advait Deodhar is on a roll in this first part of the 2019 ELITE 2 Division championship. The Indian driver, who was racing for Speedhouse64 at Franciacorta, grabbed his second top-5 in four races. In the overall standings, the 29-year-old driver is now fourth.

Deodhar, who took part in four ELITE 2 races in 2018, started his first full-time season with a fifth place in the season opener in Spain on the #66 Dexwet-df1 Racing Chevrolet, bringing home his best career result. The Indian grabbed another fifth place on Saturday at Franciacorta, starting 13th and climbing up with a consistent pace. On Sunday, Deodhar offered another convincing performance and closed the race in ninth place, scoring important points in the ELITE 2 Division championship.

"It was a great race on Saturday and I think the spectators at the track and on TV really enjoyed it. There was action in the whole pack and some hard battles going on. I got a really good start I had a great battle with Freddie Hemborg and Justin Kunz," said Deodhar. "The fifth place was great, but I think I could have done better because I was sick. I could have been stronger for sure, if I was healthy during the race."

This weekend’s Brands Hatch American SpeedFest is a sort of home race for the Indian driver because he currently resides in London. This time Deodhar will be driving the #31 CAAL Racing Chevrolet SS. He said: "I’m really looking forward to Brands Hatch, there will be tons of fans coming to the track and we will bring a lot of people as well. Last year it was my first ever ELITE 2 Division there and I learnt a lot of things."

The seventh edition of the hugely popular American Speedfest will takes place on June 1-2 at Brands Hatch, in Kent. One of the most popular weekends of the Euro NASCAR calendar, the NASCAR GP UK will be streamed live at Fanschoice.tv, the Euro NASCAR YouTube channel and Facebook page, on Motorsport.tv and a vast network of websites and social media pages from around the world.


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Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard