Gautam Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director at Raymond Limited raced India’s first and only Ferrari 458 Challenge supercar at India’s Buddh International Circuit which is used for hosting the Indian chapter of Formula One track racing. Even bigger news is the development that Mr. Singhania has become the the fastest driver on the track in a non-open wheel car. The new record comes after Mr.Singhania won the European Allstars Drifting Championship.
Mr Singhania becomes the fastest in a non-open wheel car on the BIC by registering a lap time of 1 min 59 secs. Mr. Gautam’s earlier record used to stand at 2 min 1 sec.
Speaking after a few of his laps, Mr. Gautam Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director of Raymond Ltd. and Founding Chairman of the Super Car Club said, “It is a great experience to be on this world-class track and to be racing along with motorsport enthusiasts. India with its large base of auto lovers has the potential to be on the global motorsports map. While super cars and speed have always been my passion, I believe that such track days and achievements on the track will instill confidence in India’s youth to take to motorsports seriously in the future.”
Mr. Singhania is among the biggest enthusiast in the Indian motorsport arena. He has been successfully organizing the Parx Super Car Show for five years now, bringing together numerous super cars from across the country to a single venue for the city of Mumbai to view.
Mr Singhania also unveiled India’s first and only exclusive drifting car towards the end of the last year. The unveiling ceremony happened a few months after he emerged as the winner in the amateur category of the All Stars European Drift Championship held at Malta in September 2012. The event saw over 30 participants competing in an intense final which Mr. Singhania won by the point difference of 2.5. Mr. Singhania also holds the record for being the only Asian and Indian to have participated and won.