Italian 2014 European and World Championship finalist Francesco Tironi has extended his contract with Shepherd for another year, the German company announced. After a successful 2014 season with a 3rd place in the ENS 1/10th overall ranking, a 7th place at the 1/8th Euros in Austria and a 6th place at the 1/10th Worlds in Bangkok he will also use the Shepherd Velox V8 and the Velox V10 in the upcoming season. Being motivated for 2015 Francesco plans to race at the Italian 1/8th and 1/10th Championships, the complete ENS series in the 1/8th class, both European championships and the 1/8th World Championship in Brazil. Francesco had the following to say:
First of all I want to thank the whole Shepherd Team for a good year and the possibility to be part of such a competitive and nice team with great drivers and wonderful people. The fact that both cars – the V10 “Pro” and the V8 “EC” – work very well on every track right from the first day makes racing much more enjoyable and is also the reason why I’m very optimistic for the future.