Alex Labbé is anticipated to compete in almost half of the 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series occasions in 2021.
The 27-year-old pilot, initially from Saint-Albert, was as soon as once more recruited by the DGM workforce (managed by Beauceron Mario Gosselin), with which he has been related since 2016.
Without having discovered, no less than up to now, the required funding to compete in your entire championship as was the case in 2018 and 2020, Labbé confirmed on Monday that BRP renewed its part-time settlement for 4 occasions this yr, together with the dates weren’t disclosed, nonetheless.
This Quebec firm specializing within the manufacture of leisure autos did the identical final yr by displaying the colours of its Can Am banner on Labbé’s Camaro.
Florida rising the curtain
Other companions are presently being requested to add races to the Labbé calendar.
The contribution of Festidrag Développement, which helps its profession in its quest for sponsors, ought to enable it to participate in a minimal of 15 levels in 2021, has discovered The newspaper.
It is already sure that Labbé can be there for the three preliminary races of the season, all scheduled in Florida, on February 13, on the Daytona oval, the next week, on the street circuit of the identical advanced, after which in Homestead on February 27.
Seven stopovers on the street circuit
In 79 begins within the NASCAR Xfinity series, Labbé has seven Top 10 to his file, together with his finest end result, a fourth place obtained on the “roval” circuit in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 10, 2020.
Recognized for being probably the greatest drivers on the street circuit, Labbé has each purpose to be completely satisfied since seven races on one of these configuration can be offered in 2021, unprecedented, together with one on the majestic Circuit of the Americas , Texas, the place the three main divisions of NASCAR will make their first laps on the finish of May.
“Running on unfamiliar tracks can prove to be advantageous for small teams like ours,” says Labbé, “because you uncover the circuit similtaneously the large stables. They aren’t one step forward of the automobile’s settings, as they often are. “
Double program at Chaudière?
The NASCAR Pinty’s series ought to quickly unveil a calendar that can embody 12 races in 2021. According to our data, this championship will solely cease at Mosport (in September), not like two in earlier years.
The 4 occasions in Quebec are scheduled for the streets of Trois-Rivières and on the ICAR street circuit in Mirabel in August, whereas the opposite two will happen on the Autodrome Chaudière en Beauce on the finish of June, as a part of ‘a double program (two separate races on the identical day).
The kickoff is due at Sunset Ontario Circuit, north of Toronto, in late May, however all is theory.
The pandemic ought to certainly power the leaders of this Canadian series to stockcars to revise this provisional calendar and, sadly, to revise downwards, like final yr, the variety of occasions on this system.