Parth Ghorpade 5th at Formula Renault 2.0 Alps race in Mugello

Parth Ghorpade tasted victory as he finished in 5th position at the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS race at Mugello, Italy. The young 19 year old Ghorpade is a 2012 Formula Pilota Asian Champion, 5 times National Karting Champion and runner up in 2010 VW Polo Cup India.

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Recording his best finish in the season at Italy, Parth finished 9th in the second race. It is also for the first time this season that the young racer got off to a great start with competitive times in all three practice sessions. He finsihed in 5th position in Group A though he missed P4 position by just 0.003 of a second to Piers Gasly.

Race 1 saw Parth in a superb start following which he moved to 5th position at the first corner itself. He held on to this position to the very end and though he tried desperately to overtake Vermont for P4 position, this was not to be. Race 2 saw the racer lose a few positions at very onset of the race which proved to be tougher for Parth than he imagined. He got stuck in the battle for 8th position behind team mate Dario Capitanio and Sahara of Euronova.

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