Audi has signed a long term 3 years contract with young Indian racing driver Aditya Patel for their team Pro-Handicap e.V for esteemed motorsports event the VLN Endurance Series in Germany. Aditya will be first Indian racer to race in the 24 hours of Nürburgring. The Pro-Handicap e.V is a renowned racing team known for their reliable Audi TT Sports car which has a 100% completion rate at the 24 hours of Nürburgring in all 7 participations. Aditya will participate in his first race on 14th April 2012 in his first endurance race of 4 hours.
Aditya, who is 25 years of age, started his racing career at the age od 14 when he first participated in JK Tyre National Racing Championship in 2001. Her has also participated in renowned events like the VW Polo R Cup and the VW Scirocco R Cup in Germany, where he finished at overall 5th position in the year 2011. J K Tyres and Audi will provide Aditya a chance to reach the International Motorsports arena and improve his performance. You can see more about the racing career of Aditya at his personal profile website here.
image – Aditya Patel, Indian Racing Driver Signs contract with Audi
Commenting on the association, Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India said,
“Audi has a rich history in international motorsport and has produced many greats over the years. The talent pool of race car drivers in India is growing rapidly and we plan to develop young racers by providing them with the right opportunities to make a career in international motorsport. Aditya is a talented racer and our support to him is a testament to that vision.”
We appreciate young Indians following their passions in Motor Sports and making a career in the same. They make themselves as well as their county proud with their achievements. India has not been very involved in the global Motor Sports arena in past decades but gradually India has started to become more visible with events like Indian Grand Prix Formula 1 which took India to global level in esteemed event like F1. In 2012, Indian Grand Prix will take place again at the same circuit from 26th to 28th of October. The ticket sales for Indian F1 GP have already started. Check out some more Motor Sports News here.