EuroNASCAR 2020: Gabillon and Delsaux stay at RDV Competition
Frederic Gabillon and Ulysse Delsaux will continue to compete for RDV Competition in the 2020 NWES season – Delsaux plans a double start
RDV Competition changes nothing: The French team again relies on Frederic Gabillon in the #3 car and Ulysse Delsaux in the new #10 car in 2020. While Gabillon will only race in the EuroNASCAR-PRO championship (ENPRO), Delsaux is planning a double start in the ENPRO and EuroNASCAR 2 championship (EN2).
With 84 starts in the EuroNASCAR powerhouse, Gabillon is one of the most experienced drivers on the grid. However, the Frenchman has so far been denied to win the title: he has finished second three times in 2013, 2016 and 2018. In 2020, he finally want to make his breakthrough and bring the title to France.
With twelve race victories and 45 podiums, Gabillon knows what it takes to be successful, but the 2019 season didn’t finished as planned for him. In the end, he was only fast enough enough for the twelfth place – despite a race win at Brands Hatch.
“We didn’t have a great season, so we went back to regain our balance,” smiled Gabillon. “Our car will have a new chassis and will be completely rebuilt, so we’re going to have a fresh start and we’ll have to be quick from the very beginning. I want to win the championship, so I can’t afford a bad weekend with the level our competition reached.
Delsaux won the EN2 championship in 2018 and proved himself in the NWES first league in 2019. In the #36 car, the Frenchman finished in ninth place. In the 2020 season, Delsaux will take over the new #10 car in both, the ENPRO and EN2 championship. The red-black paint scheme will be enhanced with a golden detail on the front, a tribute to his idol Jim Clark, who drove a Lotus with golden highlights in 1968.
“It will be a long and extremely important season for me doing both championships. The goal is to constantly find our way to the top-5 and possibly the top-3 in the PRO championship. The EuroNASCAR 2 championship is not my main goal but it will serve more to gain extra experience,” declared Delsaux. “I’m training harder than ever on all levels, from physical conditioning to simulator practice and I’m particularly enthusiastic about having the Finals in Hockenheim, a track I really love!”
The 2020 NWES season starts on April 25-26 at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. While the #3 car – as of now – will only be seen in ENPRO, the RDV #10 car will be at the start in both EuroNASCAR leagues.