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Aditya Patel to race in Audi R8 LMS Cup at Shanghai

Snapshot: The first round will take place on May 20th to 22nd at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China.

Aditya Patel will be racing Audi R8 LMS Cup for the second time in a row, that will be held at Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China on May 20th to 22nd. Like in 2015, the Indian GT racing star will race under the team Absolute Racing and will drive the all new Audi R8 LMS cup car, which is claimed to be highest safety standards in a roll cage stressed steel body and embodies brand’s lightweight design.

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In the 2015 edition of the championship, Aditya Patel participated and produced quite impressive results, ultimately completing the race the race in the fourth position. The Audi India race talent was mainly sponsored by Audi India, JK Tyres and Jubilant Motorworks. The Chennai based race-head has bagged multiple podium finishes and ended his championship campaign with the win at the final race in Shanghai.

Speaking on this, Aditya Patel said, “Last year was a very positive year for me. Yes, I did have a few bad races which dented my hopes of fighting for the top three spots in the championship, but we still managed to put in some good results which helped me secure the drive this year. The aim is to win as many races as possible. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Audi India, JK Tyres, Jubilant Motorworks and GoPro for their support.”   

The fifth season of the Audi R8 LMS Cup will include many top names of the Motoracing circuit including former Formula One driver Alex Yoong of Malaysia, Chinese motorsport star Cheng Congfu, former female DTM driver Rahel Frey and winner of 2012 cup, Marchy Lee of Hong Kong. Not to forget,  Alex won the Audi R8 LMS Cup in the year 2014 and 2015, while Cheng Congfu was a runner-up in 2015. The races will be hosted in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea.

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