The famous ’24 Hours Nurburgring’ will see the first Indian at the race grid this year. Aditya Patel will become the first Indian to participate in the most respected and very popular ’24 hours of Nurburgring’. Audi India has signed up Aditya for next three years for the race which requires skill, stamina and technical capabilities which secured him a driving seat with the team Pro-Handicap e.V who participates driving the Audi TTS.
Speaking on the association, Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India said, “Audi’s association with motorsport goes back a long way and our achievements on the racetrack reflect our passion for high quality engineering, technology and success. We believe in nurturing young talent and are confident that the capability of the Audi TTS and Aditya’s skill is a good combination to take on this challenge. The main objective for Aditya is to finish the race, which will lay a strong foundation for future success.”
Aditya Patel, Audi race talent said, “This is a huge opportunity and I am very excited to race in one of the biggest events in international motorsport. So far I have been racing in the sprint format, but this exposure to a high level endurance format will help to develop my skills as an all-round racer. I feel confident of finishing the race, because I know what Audi cars are capable of. Although there is a long way to go before I can compete with the best, I am thankful that Audi India and my sponsors have given me such a big chance to gain vital experience so early in my career.