On 12 December, DF1 Racing announced that Alain Mosqueron, who won last year’s Elite Club title with the team, will be staying with the team for the 2020 season as the Frenchman also plans to make a part-time campaign in the EuroNASCAR 2 class next year.
Mosqueron scored a victory in the final Elite Club round of the season at Circuit Zolder, a result that allowed him to score enough points to outscore CAAL Racing’s Giovanni Trione and grab the Elite Club title in the final round of the season. The success that he achieved this year proved to be enough for DF1 Racing to extend his contract for next year.
The new contract that Mosqueron signed comes with an added bonus as the Frenchman will be planning to make a part-time campaign in the EuroNASCAR 2 class for the 2020 season. At least one EuroNASCAR 2 race is currently on the plans for next year, with a possibility for him to compete in more races should the circumstances allow him to do so.
“I’m quite happy to be a DF1 Racing ‘Tiger’ again next year,” said Mosqueron in the official announcement. “We felt very comfortable with the DF1 Team last season and I’m pretty sure that the team will provide me a great NASCAR car again. My aim is to keep growing my NASCAR career and become a fix part of the 2021 EuroNASCAR 2 grid.”
“The 2020 championship will be very interesting for me as I’m racing in the same class but now I know three of the four tracks we will race on. This is a great opportunity to evaluate my skills as I can compare the data from this and last season. Now I am really looking forward to the 2020 championship and I wish all other drivers, mechanics, the rest of the DF1 Racing team and all NASCAR fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.“
Mosqueron is the second driver that the Austrian-based team confirmed for the 2020 season after the team announced last month that Justin Kunz will be staying with the team and move up to the EuroNASCAR PRO class.
The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season will start on 25-26 April 2020 with the traditional season opening round, the Valencia NASCAR Fest at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The 2020 season will feature 13 races in 7 countries and features the addition of ACI Circuit Vallelunga to the calendar, Hockenheim hosting the season finale round for the first time, and an extended Playoffs that will generate some of the best pure racing action in Europe.
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese.