Alessandro Brigatti has completed two strong seasons in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, now he wants to score his maiden race win and challenge for the title
At only 19 years of age, Alessandro Brigatti already has two seasons in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series (NWES) to his name, having competed in EuroNASCAR 2. The young Italian, who in 2019 had made the immense step from karting to the 400 bhp EuroNASCAR machinery, didn’t fail to establish himself.
After two strong podium finishes during his debut season, Brigatti added up four further podium finishes in his 2020 campaign. Scoring nine top-10 finishes out of ten races, the FEED Vict Racing pilot had been a title contender all season, eventually finishing third in the championship.
Despite all those accolades during his first two NWES seasons, one major achievement still eludes Brigatti: his maiden race win in EuroNASCAR. “I finished second three times in the 2020 season and all I want [now] is a race win”, the racer from Lissone told ‘EuroNASCAR.com’. “It was for sure a very solid season for me as I learnt a lot about the car and improved my driving skills throughout my second season.”
Yet the ambitious Italian realises that some opportunities were missed: “I’m not 100 percent happy about the result in the end, as I was fighting for the title after the races in Vallelunga and Zolder. It wanted to win the title, but technical issues hampered us in Grobnik and Valencia.”
Travelling Europe’s race tracks the old-fashioned way
During 2019 and 2020, Brigatti has not only attracted attention by his performance on the track. That’s for the teenager being a regular night lodger in the NWES paddock.
Reviving some of the old motorsports spirits, he and his father had travelled all across Europe by camper to get to the various race tracks. A particularly pure approach, in times when many of their peers would prefer a fancy accommodation.
Move to EuroNASCAR PRO in 2021?
Brigatti looks set to keep raising his game and challenge for the EuroNASCAR 2 title in 2021. However, he might as well be up for a surprise switch to the PRO championship.
“I’m not sure if I will return to EuroNASCAR 2. We will work on the budget and then the team will decide if I will race in EuroNASCAR 2 again or make the step up to EuroNASCAR PRO”, the aspiring driver pointed out.
Regardless of which championship he will eventually enter, Brigatti will surely be a competitive force when the new NWES season kicks off in Valencia (Spain) on April 17-18.