February 6th, LE CASTELLET, FRANCE
Just as the press had swarmed the first board of directors of the public interest group which brought the return of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of France to the Paul-Ricard circuit in 2018, many curious and journalists had come to witness a special event at the racing circuit of Castellet.
Michel Disdier, the only French driver in Nascar, took part in a driving session at the wheel of a European series Trans-Am with a Chevrolet V8 engine and 525 horsepower.
The native of Nice, France invited Christian Estrosi, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, to try his hand at driving the Trans-Am at a meeting with Renaud Muselier, Deputy Chairman of the region.
After the press conference, Nicolas Prost took his turn at the wheel of a Formula Renault, then left it to to Christian Estrosi and Renaud Muselier.
The Trans-Am driving continued throughout the afternoon with even more guest drivers.
“It was a great day, everything went very well,” said Michel Disdier. Christian Estrosi and Renaud Muselier loved driving this car. We couldn’t stop them! It is a nice car, rather easy to drive. It reminds me of the Nascar, for its V8 engine and its beautiful sound. ”
Michel Disdier will participate for the fourth time at the opening of the Nascar Camping World Truck Championship on February 24th in Daytona, Florida. There is still a small sponsorship budget to be found, but there is no doubt that they will get there with his team of enthusiasts and the official support he now has!
Also present were Jean-Luc Videlaine, prefecture of the Var; Hubert Falco, senator-mayor of Toulon, president of Toulon Provence Méditerranée; Stéphane Clair, General Manager of the Paul-Ricard circuit; Rémi Tosello, President of the PACA FFSA League; Nicolas Prost, pilot, and many more.