Audi India talent Aditya Patel all set to race in Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Monday 30 July 2012, 10:57 AM by

Aditya Patel, the talented Indian Formula-one driver, will race in the remarkable Audi R8 LMS Ultra. He is the new Indian sensation in formula racing and also the class winner of the 24 hours of the Nürburgring. Aditya is already done with the successful testing of the Audi R8 LMS which is a part of his preparations for the upcoming 7th VLN endurance race. The event is a 6 hour ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen that is scheduled to be held on 4th August 2012.

Audi India talent Aditya Patel all set to race in Audi R8 LMS Ultra |
Audi India talent Aditya Patel all set to race in Audi R8 LMS Ultra

In comparison to its predecessors, the new Audi R8 LMS Ultra is loaded with various technical and structural advancements. These modifications include 40 kg reduction in its weight, over 500 Nm of torque, better aerodynamics and wider front wheels. Besides the aforementioned features, improved brake cooling has made it a better contender against other cars on the formula track. The vehicle has already proved its mettle on the racing track by marking Audi's first win at the 24 hours of Nürburgring. It performed scintillatingly, to grab both the first and second positions at the racing event.

Mr. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India said, “It is very exciting for us to see our race talent return to the Nürburgring for another challenging race. We are confident that Aditya’s skills and the sheer performance of the Audi R8 LMS Ultra will blend together for a favourable outcome. Aditya has tested the supreme technology of the car today and his comfort level with it is exceptional. He has shown considerable promise so far and we are very happy to take our relationship with Aditya to the next level.”

Aditya is going to have the unique opportunity to participate in the race with the three times winner of Le Mans, Marco Werner, as his partner. This partnership of the Audi motorsport legend and the new comer, Aditya, is yet another remarkable experience in Aditya's career as a racer. His happiness over such a great opportunity at such a young age is quite evident in his words when he said, “All I see before my eyes now is the starting line at the Nürburgring. That is my level of excitement. The testing was successful, the car is a superb piece of technology and combined with the expert partnership of the legendary Marco Werner, I am very confident about our capabilities in finishing the race. The Audi R8 LMS Ultra is powerful, has fantastic balance, is extremely stable around the corners and drives like none other on the track.”

Aditya Patel also performs the role of an instructor with the Audi sportscar experience in India. He will remain available during the next session of the event which will be held for three days, 24-26th August 2012 in Greater Noida, at the Buddh International Circuit.

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