Gabillon, RDV back to the future
Frederic Gabillon will look at the past to rebound from a tough 2019 season and return at the front of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series field driving the #3 Tepac RDV Competition car. The French team will have crew chief Claude Galopin back at all events and Gabillon’s car will return to the asymmetrical black and white throwback livery.
Gabillon is the NWES all-time ironman with 84 EuroNASCAR PRO starts under his belt and a three-time championship runner-up. The Frenchman boasts 12 wins – third all-time – and 45 podium finishes, but 2019 proved to be a tough season for him. The Uzes-native won once at Brands Hatch thanks to a masterpiece in defensive racing, but that was his only podium finish of the year. He closed the season 11th in points.
“We have been working together with Frederic for a long time and we want to provide him with all the best opportunities to win the title,” said RDV Competition Team Owner Franck Violas, “We are working as hard as we can on every aspect to be at the front in every race on every track and I think we have a very good opportunity in front of us to take advantage of our experience together.”
“It’s going to be fun with all these changes! We’re not the only ones to continue with a stable lineup and all the teams will be even more prepared. There’s a fantastic mix of experienced top drivers and new young talents and it’s hard to predict who will be on the front row. This will make the first race really interesting”, said Gabillon, “We also have a new track in Italy which I’m really looking forward to and longer playoffs. The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series keeps growing and I’m really happy to be part of it once again.”
As soon as the #3 car will be rebuilt, RDV Competition will hit the track with a testing program to prepare the April 25-26 Valencia season opener. The start of the 2020 season gets nearer every day and Frederic Gabillon is ready to tackle his eighth season of NASCAR racing.