Gautam Hari Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, Raymond Limited and Founder Chairman, Super Car Club, kick started his participation at the prestigious Ferrari event – Ferrari Challenge Europe Championship 2015 by securing a historic double podium finish at Monza, Italy. He finished 3rd in his category – Coppa Shell in both Race 1 and Race 2 and had qualified 4th and 3rd respectively. The Ferrari Challenge Europe Championship 2015 started this month and is also endorsed by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).
Gautam Singhania raced with the Swiss Team named Kessel Racing, with former F1 driver and current GT driver Andrea Motermini as his coach for the entire season, which comprises a total of 15 races with two races a weekend, spread over six weekends mainly at Monza (ITALY), Imola (ITALY), Mugello (ITALY), Le Castellet (FRANCE), Valencia (SPAIN) and Budapest (HUNGARY). This culminates into to the world finals, consisting of three races in December 2015, where one race is together with the other two regions of Asia and North America. The gird will consist of about 40-50 cars.
Commenting on his historic win, Gautam Hari Singhania said “It is a proud moment for me to secure a double podium finish at the first race of this prestigious Ferrari event. It has been a dream weekend for me as this was a big challenge and have set my sights on the Championship and World Finals 2015.” Race 2 in the Coppa Shell category saw Erich Prinoth (Ineco – Mp Racing) manage to snatch the lead from Thomas Loefflad (StileFSquadra Corse), while Gautam maintained an authoritative hold on the third position he had earlier earned himself in qualifying. Prinoth took victory with a 1”074 lead over Loefflad and 9”600 over Singhania.