Audi India has signed a 3-year contract with young motorsport driver Aditya Patel. Aditya will be racing with team Pro-Handicap e.V. in the Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring (VLN) endurance race series held at Nurburgring. Team Pro-Handicap has been racing Audi TT cars and have completed the 24 hours of Nurburgring all the seven times that they have entered. Aditya has already tested the car with them and will participate in the first four hour race on April 14.
Last year he had raced in the Volkswagen Polo R Cup and Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup in Germany, where he finished fifth overall. This will make him the first Indian to race in the 24 hours of Nürburgring.
Audi India Head, Michael Perschke had this to say, “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.”
Source – Overdrive