Alex spent this May Day bank holiday making final preparations for the next round of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series in Franciacorta, Italy. With the next round of Euro NASCAR starting in just over five days, Alex has been spending as much time as he can on his simulator, racing on iRacing. “Unfortunately we have not been able to test this year at Franciacorta like some of the other teams, but I am sure with the experience I have from racing there last year we will be up at the front,” commented Alex. Autodromo di Franciacorta is situated east of Milan, not far from Lake Garda and is a tight and technical circuit which will challenge all the drivers. Alex will line up with 30 other drivers in the top Elite 1 class and will be aiming to put the disappointment of his DNF in the second race in Valencia behind him to get back on the podium. “Valencia was a good weekend but it was disappointing to have to retire the car in the second race. Being hit so hard by another driver that the rear spoiler and rear bumper was smashed off the car was something I could not plan for. However, it confirmed to the engineers in Braxx that the new spoiler really does work as without it the car is undriveable at racing speeds!” remarked Alex. Last year Alex contested the Franciacorta round in Elite 2 as the Italian MRT team he was driving for decided to enter him in Elite 2, instead of Elite 1. Unfortunately, the decision proved to be the wrong one and after a puncture in race 1 and a DNF due to a jammed throttle in race 2, Alex parted company with the team and signed for his current team - Braxx Racing. So not a new track, but a new team compared to last year, so Alex will be trying his best to build on last year and have two strong results, gaining as many points as he can towards this year’s championship.
HEADING TO ITALY FOR ROUND TWO