Alex Cascatău Rejoins Alain Berg to Defend GT & Prototype Challenge Title With Baticonsult Racing
The champions are back. 2020 GT & Prototype Challenge champions Alex Cascatău and Alain Berg will contest the entire seven-round 2021 season of the Dutch season in the same Baticonsult Racing Norma M20 FC that took the duo to the CN and outright titles last year.
We’re merely two months away from the start of a new season for the GT & Prototype Challenge, the upper echelon of the Supercar Challenge. Featuring a large array of ultra-fast GT cars, including GT3 cars, and many prototypes, chief among which are the CN machines, the GT & Prototype Challenge is rebounding after a tough 2020 season.
Six races were staged during a pandemic-struck year and it was Cascatău and Berg that took class honours five times, three of those being outright wins. Four outright pole positions solidified Cascatău’s position as an ultra-fast debutant whose near-vertical learning curve saw him tackle both Circuit Park Zandvoort and TT Circuit Assen in tricky conditions.
Regardless of the weather, Cascatău and his veteran team-mate, a former winner of the series himself, seemed to always find themselves at the top, even when Deldiche Racing showed up. The Belgian squad will be back in 2021 with two turbocharged cars that are bound to threaten the CN and overall titles.
With seven rounds scheduled on four different venues, the 2021 season of the GT & Prototype Challenge is sure to provide lots of excitement as Cascatău will once again compete at Spa-Francorchamps, Zolder, and Assen. Stringent noise regulations make a return to Zandvoort impossible for the time being but, on the flip side, the series will visit Germany’s Hockenheim for the first time in recent history. The season will actually kick-off in Germany in May with the final round scheduled for late October at Assen. Two other rounds will also take place at the famous Dutch venue with Spa also hosting two separate rounds.
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2021 GT & Prototype Challenge Calendar
1. 21-23 May – Hockenheim
2. 4-6 June – Spa-Francorchamps
3. 16-18 July – Zolder
4. 6-8 August – Assen
5. 17-19 September – Assen
6. 16-17 October – Spa-Francorchamps
7. 29-31 October – Assen
Alex Cascatău: „The 2020 season was by far one of the toughest in my career up to now but also one of the most enjoyable given how much success we’ve enjoyed in what was a rookie year. Given the experience we’ve gathered all thoughout last year, I’m more than happy to be back racing in the GT & Prototype Challenge alongside Alain under the Baticonsult Racing banner and I'd like to thank all our partners who make this possible: Baticonsult, Motul and Delta International. I’m sure that the Norma M20 FC will again prove to be a strong package and we’ll give it our best to defend the titles we won in 2020.”