Audi India’s Aditya Patel finishes on podium in Audi R8 LMS Cup season opener

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Aditya Patel - Team Audi R8 LMS Cup (2)

The opening round of the Audi R8 LMS Cup Championship concluded with the reigning champion Alex Yoong of Audi TEDA Racing Team winning the opening round of the 2015 season at the Zhuhai International Circuit. Third across the line at the end of the 16-lap race was series newcomer and its first Indian driver, Aditya Patel of Team Audi R8 LMS Cup.

The Audi R8 LMS Cup 2015 season will continue with Round 2 when, in a range of new innovations introduced this season, the field will take a standing start for the first time in the series’ history. Yoong’s Round 1 win means he takes on an extra 50kgs of weight, Rahel Frey from Castrol Racing Team, who scored the second position, will carry a success ballast of 35kgs, and Patel an extra 20kgs.

Aditya Patel - Team Audi R8 LMS Cup (1)

Here are the Round 1 Results:

1. 1/Alex YOONG/MAL/Audi TEDA Racing/27:01.987
2. 66/Rahel FREY/SUI/Castrol Racing Team/+1.032
3. 8/Aditya PATEL/IND/4R/Team Audi R8 LMS Cup/+1.855
4. 88/Marchy LEE/HKG/4R/Audi Hong Kong Team/+2.500
5. 99/Franky CHENG/CHN/4R/FAW-VW Audi Racing Team/+6.559
6. 54/Thomas FJORDBACH/DEN/Team FM Racing/+9.904
7. 6/Kimi QIN/CHN/SCC Sportscar Club/+15.371
8. 26/Shaun THONG/CHN/Michelin Racing Team/+18.247
9.11/Kyong-Ouk YOU/KOR/4R/Audi Korea/+18.534
10. 56/Samson CHANG/HKG/Am/Z Racing/+35.672
11. 3/Hugues RIPERT/HKG/Am/4R/Team Chengdu New Elements/+44.972
12. 69/Ashraff DEWAL/MAL/Am/Team Asiasport/+46.194
13. 51/Johnson HUANG/TPE/Am/BC Racing/+46.564
14. 36/Sam LOK/HKG/Am/Starspeed Racing/+55.891
15. 77/Jacky YEUNG/HKG/Am/Tiger Racing Team/+56.804
16. 59/Daniel BILSKI/HKG/Am/B-Quik Racing/+58.647

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