It is the first time that such a car has been exhibited in the Principality. It was revealed on May 21 in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who then dedicated it.
In Monaco, almost anything is possible! Also, when Top Marques, the hypercar show, has decided to postpone its exhibition scheduled for September 2021 to June 2022 (from 8 to 12), the organizers had the idea to put the spotlight on this Chevrolet V8 (550 hp, 350 km / h) decorated by French artist Richard Orlinski. She belongs to to Michel Disdier, a pilot of Nice origin and only French registered in NASCAR (a very popular championship in the United States, which takes place mainly on oval circuits) entered in 2018 for a race in the category “Camping Truck World Series. “
NASCAR, acronym for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, is the primary governing body for auto racing in the United States. This discipline is the second most watched sport in America, after the National Football League (NFL).
” We had planned to unveil this car at Top Marques, in September, says Salim Zeghdar, deputy chairman of the event. Also, when we were forced to postpone our show to 2022, we had the idea of proposing to Michel Disdier to exhibit his car in the Principality despite everything. We are very happy to have been able to do so on the occasion of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II, whom I would like to thank for his support, as well as the Collection of Cars of HSH the Prince of Monaco who welcomed us. “
The car signed by Prince Albert… and his children!
The fans present at the event also had the pleasure of meeting HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who put his signature on the right door of the car. Crown Prince Jacques, as well as his sister Princess Gabriella, also initialed the machine, which then transformed into Artcar. A godsend for Michel Disdier, who has now chosen to use his racing car as a promotional tool, in an attempt to complete your budget for the 2022 season. A dream for this atypical pilot, the only one to defend the tricolor on the other side of the Atlantic in the heart of a very American formula.
“My dream is to do a full season and try to win a race, which no French has yet done ”, indicates Michel Disdier. “Today, I have the license to race in the three categories of NASCAR (Camping Truck, Xfiniti and Cup Series, Editor’s note), thanks in part to my experience and my 10th place in Daytona in 2016 (in Camping Truck World Series, Editor’s note). In 2018, I was able to ride in Las Vegas, but since then I no longer have a program. I am now closer than ever to closing my budget, so I hope to be able to commit myself fully with my engineers and my spotter (trackside observer, Editor’s note) in the coming weeks ”
Will Michel Disdier be the first Frenchman to put his name at the top of the timesheet in a NASCAR race? Answer in the course of next year, if all goes well.
For now, his Chevrolet V8 will be on display at the Collection of HSH the Prince of Monaco until June 30. Then, it will take the direction of Asia, to be exhibited in an art gallery in Macao.
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