Velmi úspěšně završil letos sezónu Alain Castellana s prototypem Norma M20. Dokázal vyhrát ve francouzském mistrovství skupinu CN, tedy porazil všechny vozy Osella! Celkově se umístil na 3. místě za dvěmi vozy F3000. Vyhrál 7x skupinu CN a jednou dokonce v absolutním pořadí.
2005: one exemplary season !
May 7, 2004 : Alain Castellana makes make his first turns of wheel to the any new Norma M20 CN/BMW 3 liters on the circuit of Pau-Arnos, under the eyes of Norbert Santos, his manufacturer.
Last weekend : in Limonest, the Marseilles pilot conquers the title of champion of France CN category, supplied with splendid a 3rd place with the championship, at the end of fantastic fight with his rival No 1 this season, Eric Pernot (Osella).
It hardly will thus have taken more than one year for Alain Castellana to bring the French sportcar on the highest walk of the podium. This 18 September with Limonest brings a very particular savour for Alain: ‘’I am very happy to bring a French chassis to the highest level in championship of France, after 10 years of Italian domination ! All the team of Castellana Compétition worked very hard to develop Norma M20 this winter and as of the first races, I knew that we could fight for gains ! With means of development which are far from being those from a factory!’’
Impassioned of development and set on advanced technique, Alain got one temperament of recognized attacker, combined with a will to overcome extraordinary. For proof its overall victory at Chamrousse, under the rain: ‘’That one was really very tough, because I really do not like these conditions, but the competitive spirit carried''
The results of the season are eloquent: 7 victories in CN group, 1 overall victory and to make good measurement, 2 podiums in the form of 3rd positions acquired in Turckheim and Limonest.
An end of season out of ball of gun, which fills Alain Castellana, the spirit already turned about 2006: '’’I must of course thank my partners, Champion, Omexom and Edea, without whom I could not compete on the most level. I count much on the repercussions of my title to still involve them towards the tops the next year’’.
Recent Highlights :
2005: CN winner/3rd championship
2004: season of training with Norma M20/4th in CN
2003: 3rd in CN/5th in championship (Osella PA20)
2002: overall winner French Cup (Osella PA20)
2001: CN winner French Cup (Norma M18)
more details: www.castellanacompetition.com
Autor: Roman Krejčí
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