After being absent in the 2020 season, Advait Deodhar will be back in the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season. The Indian will again partner with CAAL Racing to compete in the EuroNASCAR 2 Championship and fight for the title. The Mumbai native will take over the #56 car and build on the foundation he laid in the 2019 season with the Italian powerhouse.
Deodhar made his EuroNASCAR 2 debut in 2018 after gaining important experience in Club Challenge and finished on the podium for the first time with a second place at Brands Hatch in the UK. In 2019, despite missing one round, he finished fourth in points in EuroNASCAR 2. He will be supported by London-based TJB Super Yachts in his adventure to become the first Indian NASCAR champion.
“I’m looking forward to getting back into EuroNASCAR in 2021”, said Deodhar. “I was hoping to come back in 2020 but due to the situation it was not possible, but now I’m finally on the grid again. I’m here to fight for the championship in the EuroNASCAR 2 but I know there are a lot of fast drivers entering the series, so it’s not going to be easy. I’m delighted that I’ve signed a contract with CAAL Racing for the whole season and it’s going to be the first time for me to race in EuroNASCAR in one team full time.”
The 31-year-old already competed in eight races for CAAL Racing in 2019, so he knows the team’s workflow, the car and engineers well. That’s why he’s aiming for top results in the upcoming season: “I think we have a strong base but it will be a challenge to jump back into the right without any testing. I know the track in Valencia, I raced there twice so I’m really looking forward to the season opener in May. I will give my best to fight for the championship.”
The returning CAAL Racing driver, who is hunting for his first Pole Position and race win, is aware of the high level of competition in the EuroNASCAR 2 championship that is dedicated to young talented drivers and fast gentlemen drivers from around the world. That’s why he’s set to “give 110 percent on and off track” when the green flag falls for the first time at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain on May 15-16.
Credits Featured Image: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese