Credits: Vladimiros Tziortzis

Academy Motorsport is ready to enter the 2023 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series with Vladimiros Tziortzis, Advait Deodhar, Federico Monti, and Stefano Bacci expressing their confidence towards the start of the new season.

As reported by Erregimedia yesterday, Academy Motorsport is ready to enter the 2023 NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season, which will begin on 6-7 May with the Valencia NASCAR Fest at Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Academy will be entering two cars for the 2023 season: The No. 1 Ford Mustang and the No. 5 EuroNASCAR FJ. Leading the team’s efforts is their superstar driver Vladimiros Tziortzis, who will once again race the No. 5 car for the new season. 

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

Through the Preliminary Entry List and a press conference that he made at Nicosia yesterday, it also has been revealed Tziortzis will be competing double duty in the team’s flagship entry. The Cypriot has also tested the No. 5 FJ in Italy, noting that the car is very fast in comparison to the times set by other teams that tested at the tracks Academy visited.

“I am ready for the start of the season and convinced to give my best to get the best results, both for me and for the whole team that has been working tirelessly,” said Tziortzis in the official release. “I am confident that I will be able to handle the challenges of both categories in the best possible way.”

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard

Partnering Tziortzis as the lead driver for Academy’s No. 1 team is the Indian driver Advait Deodhar, whose signing was announced less than a week ago. The upcoming round at Valencia will be the first race in the top class for the former EN2 race winner.

“I can’t wait to be behind the wheel of the car and start in Valencia,” said the 33-year old driver. “I know it will be a good challenge as there are many drivers with rich experience and very fast. I really like the track, it’s among my favorites although I feel like I haven’t reached my peak yet, so I hope to do just that this weekend.”

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Klemen Sofric

Accompanying Deodhar in the No. 1 car is the Academy’s co-owner Federico Monti. Monti, who co-owns the team with ex-Formula One driver Alex Caffi, will once again take part in Club Challenge alongside a planned campaign in EuroNASCAR 2.

“We have been working tirelessly these past months to form the right team to face the new season,” said Monti. “I think we have done a really good job.”

“Having Vladimiros back in the Academy was very important, and Advait joining the team will give us a new energy. I would like to thank the whole team who have really worked so passionately over the past few months.”

Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Bart Dehaese

Monti’s sentiment was shared by Academy’s team manager Stefano Bacci, who stated his satisfaction towards the work done by the team in the winter.

“I spent practically the whole winter on the phone, but we got what we wanted,” exclaims Bacci. “We have great motivation from the drivers and the mechanics team, who always worked hard.”

“I really need to thank everyone for their incredible availability, especially Ofeni and Privengas for their invaluable support. We have formed a compact and close-knit group and this is already a beautiful result.”

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