Street-Art Racing returns for the GT4 European Series with Bachmann and Theysgens

Street-Art Racing returns for the GT4 European Series with Bachmann and Theysgens

01.04.2021: Having been forced to put the 2020 season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Street-Art Racing team will be back in the GT4 European Series in 2021. Am Cup champion in 2019, Pascal Bachmann remains loyal to the Belgian team.

Having been forced to put the 2020 season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Street-Art Racing team will be back in the GT4 European Series in 2021.

 

Am Cup champion in 2019, Pascal Bachmann remains loyal to the Belgian team. The 54-year-old Swiss driver will this time be supported by Belgian Paul Theysgens, who is only 22 years old. The aim is to give the Lodelinsart-prepared Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 another title!
 
 
 
The difficult period we are currently enduring, while fighting against a virus which has become a global pandemic, does not prevent us from another, but much nicer contagion: the love of motor sport.
 


“I really missed it last year!” exclaims Pascal Bachmann. The Swiss Gentleman Driver, who won the Am Cup in the GT4 European Series in 2019, was unable to put his crown back on the line last year.



“Motorsport is a passion which is ingrained in me. As soon as there are four wheels, an engine and the goal is to go as fast as possible, I am happy and I feel the adrenaline flowing through my veins. I know I will never be a world champion again and that Mr Stroll will not be calling on me to drive an Aston Martin F1 car tomorrow, but I am having a great time with the Street-Art team and the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4. After so much time away from the racetrack, I am looking forward with huge excitement to the start of the season!”  
 
 
 
After sharing the title with Clément Seyler from Luxembourg at the end of 2019, Pascal will this time have Belgian Paul Theysgens as his team-mate. At 22 years of age, he is a beginner in the GT world. “Two years ago, I was only driving 4-stroke karts,” explains this marketing student, his eyes sparkling.


“I never gave up this discipline, but since then I have had the opportunity to compete in some ten races in the VW Fun Cup. Motor sport is my life, so much so that I spend my free time giving driving lessons to children in an indoor karting centre in Wavre or even lessons on a simulator.



 For a long time I have been a spectator or viewer of the competitions organised by the SRO Motorsports Group, including this GT4 European Series. So to be part of it is really a dream come true! My first task will be to learn as much as possible, but if we can achieve good results, that will obviously be a plus.”
 


The year 2020, the first year without a full championship, has left its mark on Street-Art Racing. “Our vision of motorsport is above all that of a passion which we share with our partners, including those at our main sponsor Jetcraft who have remained loyal to us for several years, and all of our guests,” explains Team Principal, Albert Bloem.



 “Over the years, hospitality at the circuit has become one of our trademarks. With races being held behind closed doors, it seemed impossible to run the championship normally in 2020. The prospect of an improvement in the second half of 2021 has pushed us to go for it in this new season.”
 
 
 
And even if Albert Bloem reminds us that the main objective is to share a passion, this does not prevent the whole team from aiming for top results. “We won the European Am Cup title in 2016 and in 2019,” says Team Manager Damien Hellebuyck.



“Even though Paul is a pure GT rookie, we hope to be able to fight for more Am Cup victories. We also have a second Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 in our workshop which has been refurbished and is ready to go on track. We are open to suggestions and we should see it for at least a few races. In the meantime, we will be heading to Monza for the GT4 European Series debut on 16-18 April!”
 
 


Calendar for the GT4 European Series
 

16-18 April: Monza
28-30 May: Le Castellet (Circuit Paul Ricard)
18-20 June: Zandvoort
28-31 July: Spa-Francorchamps
3-5 September: Nürburgring
8-10 October: Barcelona
 
 
 
Street-Art Racing, photos Patrick Bouzekri, Davy Delien/Pro-Photos-Sport and D.R.

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