After finishing fourth in his debut season last year, Cypriot driver Vladimiros Tziortzis confirms his return to the series to chase for the EuroNASCAR 2 championship in 2021 with the newly-rebranded Academy Motorsport.
Following Wednesday’s announcement of Alex Caffi Motorsport’s rebranding into Academy Motorsport, the team announced yesterday that Vladimiros Tziortzis will be returning to the newly-rebranded team to compete for the EuroNASCAR 2 title this year.
Tziortzis, NASCAR’s first Cypriot driver and a graduate of Euro Series’ Drivers Recruitment Program, enjoyed a strong debut season last year. With two podium finishes on the season-ending round at Valencia and 8 Top-10 finishes, Tziortzis finished fourth in the overall standings to secure the team’s best ever drivers championship finish.
“Massive thanks to Team FJ, Alex Caffi Motorsports and Academy Motorsport for giving me the opportunity to extend our collaboration for 2021,” said Tziortzis in the official announcement.
“I’m really looking forward to being back on the track with the V8 Ford Mustang, and the aim for this year as a driver and the goal of the team is only one, the title in EuroNASCAR 2 and – why not – in EuroNASCAR PRO!”
Tziortzis will be driving the No. 1 Ford Mustang once again and just like last year, Cyprus’ leading pharmaceutical company Remedica will sponsor Tziortzis for the 2021 season as announced by the company during their end-of-year Press Conference last year.
“Vladimiros succeeded and we have the joy and the honor to represent us worthily,” said Remedica’s Senior Executive Director Michalis Neoptolemou on their announcement last month as reported by AutoKinito. “In addition to financial support, he will have our full support in whatever else is needed. We support it because sport is one of the four pillars on which Remedica Corporate Social Responsibility lies. We stand as helpers for both athletes and teams.”
Alex Caffi, now co-owner of Academy Motorsport, is happy that Tziortzis will be returning to the No. 1 team this year.
“We are really happy about Vladimiros’ return. He proved to be not only a strong driver, but also a very fine young man,” said Caffi in the official announcement. “He has important personal qualities and as a driver he has what it takes to be successful in EuroNASCAR.”
“His debut in a very competitive EuroNASCAR 2 season was extremely positive. He only missed a race win and I’m sure he will have the opportunity to get that to further progress in his career and possibly contend for the title in the upcoming season.”
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos used in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Klemen Sofric / Stephane Azemard.