At only 11 years old, Maxime Furon-Castelain made the bold choice of spending 2019 as a rookie in OK-Junior at the beginning of the season, aiming to continue his early progression after 11 wins in 13 races and his Belgian and Benelux Championship in X30 Cadet last year.
It took him less than four months to get noticed in his new category with a string of fastest laps the race, as well as managing to slip into the front ranks among much more experienced drivers. This promising potential did not escape the attentive eyes of Ronni SALA, CEO of Birel ART who proposed that Maxime join the Official Factory Birel ART team.
This promising potential did not escape the attentive eyes of Morgan Caron (All Road Management) and Ronni SALA (Birel ART) who proposed that Maxime join the Birel ART factory team.
Maxime would like to thank VDK Racing for their many victories together, their engines, and admits to having learned a lot in a sometimes difficult environment. He joins Birel ART with his usual enthusiasm and commitment on the track. His mechanic Adrien Leidinger and his driving coach Didier Blot will accompany him in this new adventure that will start with the European Championship in a few weeks at Le Mans.
“I am delighted that Maxime is coming to strengthen our team”said Ronni Sala. “He is a fast driver, who progresses quickly and has great intelligence on the track. We are confident that we will do a good job together and that the results will quickly confirm its strong potential, as well as that of our equipment. “