Audi India sees Aditya Patel in Audi R8 LMS Ultra at 7th VLN endurance race in Nürburgring on 4th August 2012

Audi India sees Aditya Patel in Audi R8 LMS Ultra at 7th VLN endurance race in Nürburgring on 4th August 2012

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Aditya Patel has successfully completed testing in the Audi R8 LMS Ultra which contributes towards his VLN endurance race preparation, the 6 hour ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen to be held on the 4th of August, 2012. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India Said that he was confident that the skills of Aditya Patel and sheer performance statistics of the Audi R8 LMS ultra combined together would provide a favorable outcome in the race.

Aditya will be paired with the triple Le Mans winner Marco Werner for this race and this can be counted as another achievement for this young driver. The Audi R8 boasts of sheer power and grace. There have been a number of technical modifications and structural tuning which have been made to this model rendering 40 kg lighter than is previous model.

500 Nm of torque, wider front wheels, finer aerodynamics and better brake cooling make this one of the most competitive cars on the track. Aditya is also an instructor with the Audi sports car experience in India and will be present on the 24th, 25th and 26th of August 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

News release: Audi India talent Aditya Patel to race in the iconic Audi R8 LMS Ultra

To participate in the 7th VLN endurance race in the Audi R8 LMS Ultra at the Nürburgring on August 4th, 2012
Preparation involved testing with the car as part of the Audi race experience program

Audi India race talent and class winner of the 24 hours of the Nürburgring, Aditya Patel, has successfully completed testing in the Audi R8 LMS Ultra. The testing is part of Aditya’s preparation for the 7th VLN endurance race, the 6 hour ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen to be held on the 4th of August, 2012.

“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”, said, Mr. Michael Perschke, Head, Audi India.

Aditya will have the unique opportunity to partner with the triple Le Mans winner Marco Werner for this race. The pairing of the Audi motorsport legend and Aditya for the first time is yet another milestone in the young racer’s career.

Elated at having received such a rare chance to test the GT3 car at such an early age, Aditya 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.”

The Audi R8 LMS Ultra boasts of several technical and structural modifications in comparison to its predecessor, hence the ‘ultra’ tag. It is 40 kgs lighter, with over 500 Nm of torque, finer aerodynamics, wider front wheels and better brake cooling making it one of the most competitive cars on the track. The Audi R8 LMS Ultra also clocked the brand’s first ever victory at the 24 hours of Nürburgring earlier this year in May, finishing first and second in stunning fashion.

Notably, Aditya Patel is also an instructor with the Audi sportscar experience in India, and will be present at the next session of the programme to be held on the 24th, 25th and 26th of August 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.