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Maessen ahead of the 2021 V8OS season: “Want to make the car even faster!”

Barry Maessen

Barry Maessen has a lot going on in his garage at Raceway Venray – The team is working on optimizing the #14 Chevrolet Camaro for the 2021 V8OS championship

“We want to make the car even faster,” Barry Maessen told ‘Leadlap.net’ during the winter break. Venray Raceway has not yet announced its provisional dates for 2021, but there are a lot of things happening in the Dutchman’s garage. The team is working hard to optimize the car for the 2021 V8 Oval Series (V8OS).

The son of Venray track owner Harry Maessen also explains exactly what tweaks are being made to the car to increase the pace on the 0.5-mile oval not far from the German-Dutch border: “We’ve replaced the front brakes and also adjusted the shocks.”

There was also some repair work to be done because of an accident in the last race of 2020 in which Maessen was involved. Furthermore, every part is meticulously checked during the winter. The race driver said: “We also check the electronics of the car.”

Maessen is one of the strongest drivers on the V8OS grid and won the V8OS championship for the first time in 2018 and also finished the Eurocup race in first place. The 2020 season consisted of only two race days, which is why no champion was officially crowned. The Dutchman wants to attack again at the front in 2021 and win both the overall championship and the prestigious Eurocup race.