What a weekend! We love endurance racing, we love touring car championships of all sorts, which our extensive coverage of the DTM, FIA GT1 World Championship races will attest to, we have to admit though, we have had our eyeballs glued to the livestream and ears tuned to the commentary from the radiolemans folks for another reason. The first Indian to participate in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, Aditya Patel was reason enough to start pulling out sheets of paper and working out at what time in IST the budding racer from Chennai would get behind the wheel of the turbocharged Audi TT S! Complicated calculations, enough data streamed to hit our monthly cap, litres of coffee and tea drowned and a series of updates to our rSeries ‘Aditya Patel in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring : Updates, Results’ had us occupied the last two days and now we are ecstatic to report that Aditya Patel’s team has won the race in its class SP 4T and finished 59th overall and let’s not forget, they started 121st!
Audi India, the force that has taken Aditya Patel to the Nurburgring reports that Patel began his final run in 2nd position, 12 laps behind the first car and drove well to overcome the deficit. He lead the race before handing over the car to Oliver Rudolph for the last half an hour.
The early hours of the morning saw rain on the track and the team managed to navigate through the tricky conditions without incident. Wolfgang Müller, Team Director pro Handicap e.V. surely must be as ecstatic as we are.