Alex Caffi Motorsport at Autodrom Most includes Christophe Bouchut in the line up for the Nascar Whelen Euro Series
In Elite 1 there will also be the French champion in addition to Kenko Miura. In Elite 2 Krasonis and Vartiainen will defend the colors of the team coordinated by Alex Caffi.
Montecarlo, 26 June 2019 - Alex Caffi Motorsport is preparing to face the track again at Autodrom Most (CZ) for the fourth round of the Nascar Whelen Euro Series 2019.
After the positive weekend at Brands Hatch, the team coordinated by the former Monegasque F1 driver will arrive in Czech Republic with the aim of continuing its progression in both categories. In Elite 1 class the Chevrolet SS #2 will be driven by Kenko Miura (JPN), also involved in the Challenger Trophy.
Important news about the Ford Mustang #1 that will be driven by the multi-titled French driver Christophe Bouchut. Born in 1966, Bouchut has already raced in the Nascar Whelen Euro Series 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, but has built his success and career with Gran Turismo cars and in Endurance races. He has five podiums at the 24 Hours of Le Mans including 1993 win in C1 Class and third place in 2011 LMP2 class. Twice winner of the American Le Mans Series in LMP2, in 2011 and 2012, he also won the FIA GT for two seasons, in 2001 and 2002, but his palmares include victories including those in the Porsche Carrera Cup France, French Supertouring Championship, French GT Championship and Le Mans Endurance Series GTS.
Alex Caffi Motorsport's line-up in Elite 2 will be completed by Thomas Krasonis (GRC) in the Ford Mustang #1 and Jesse Vartiainen (FIN) in the Chevrolet SS #2.
The challenge will be the main event of Autodrom Most weekend, and will be held on the 4,222-metre, 21-turn track located north-west of Prague, not far from the German border. The weekend will start on Friday with free practice. Elite 1 will be on track at 12:10 and 15:30, while Elite 2 will have the opportunity to test the track at 12:50 and 16:10. On Saturday the Elite 1 class will face Qualifying and SuperPole from 9:55. Elite 2 will live pole position challenge from 12:25. The Saturday Race will start at 13:40 for Elite 1 and at 17:00 for Elite 2. Sunday will open with the collective warm-up at 8:40 and the Elite 2 Sunday Race at 10:15. The last race of the weekend will be Elite 1 race two starting at 14:40.
Both Facebook and Youtube (@euronascar) will broadcast live streaming of all races while Motorsport.tv and Fanschoice.tv will also provide weekend coverage.
Alex Caffi - Team Manager:
"After the great weekend at Brands Hatch we are definitely motivated for this fourth round of the 2019 season and being able to count on the experience of an ace like Christophe Bouchut will be an added value that will push us to give once again our best. The potential of the cars is there and we will try to exploit it to the full even on a track like Most, which is quite demanding for drivers. You will need good set-ups here to let the cars run even on the most driven stretches".
NASCAR Whelen Euro Series 2019 calendar: 13-14/04 Valencia (ESP); 11-12/05 Franciacorta (ITA); 1-2/06 Brands Hatch (GBR); 22-23/06 TBA (FRA); 29-30/06 Most (CZE), 13-14/07 Venray (NLD); 21-22/09 Hockenheim (DEU) ; 05-06/10 Zolder (BEL).