Audi India has confirmed the participation of Aditya Patel - the young racing talent - in the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Asia this year. Supported by Audi India, JK Tyres, Amante and Jubilant Motorworks the young driver from Chennai will now begin his fourth year with Audi. The Audi R8 LMS Cup is based in China and also travels to Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan as a support race to GT Asia and the World Endurance Championship.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India said, “This is a proud moment for Audi India. We are confident that Aditya’s talent combined with his technical capabilities will put the team up as a strong contender in the challenge. We aim to further consolidate our strong association with motorsport and will continue to nurture Aditya’s promising career.” After some remarkable races last year, he has earned himself a seat in the prestigious championship. In 2014, Patel participated in the International GT Open in Europe with team Novadriver from Portugal. Over the course of the championship, the Patel-Campanico duo managed to rack up five podium finishes which included a win as well as a Pole position in qualifying for Patel at Silverstone in UK.
"I'm really happy to be a part of the R8 LMS Cup this year. The championship has been growing steadily and now we see many Asian nations backing top drivers from their respective countries to participate in this series. It's great to have support from Audi Sport as well as Audi China to be a part of this series. I would like to thank Audi India, JK Tyres, Amante and Jubilant Motorworks for their long standing support and I am definitely looking forward to another competitive season of racing. I'm working together with Audi to find more sponsors this year to be able to do many more races including the 24 hours of Nurburgring and the 24 hours of Spa," said Audi India race talent-Aditya Patel.