Young Indian racer Parth Ghorpade capped off a great weekend at Round 4 of the 2012 Formula Pilota Championship when he dominated Race 3 at the Guangdong International Circuit. This was his second win of the weekend which puts him 3rd in the overall championship and 1st in the Asian category. Parth qualified on pole for Race 3 finished more than 5 seconds ahead of the second place driver. Parth had earlier taken his maiden win when he won Race 1 yesterday.
Parth converted his maiden pole into a lights to flag finish in Race 3. The storming drive saw him finish 5 secs ahead of his teammates Antonio Giovinazzi and Sean Galeal, to make it another podium lockout for Team Eurasia. Along the way he set the fastest lap of 1:14:318secs to make it a perfect race with pole, fastest lap and the win. The 2 wins this weekend puts him in the lead of the Asian class and 3rd overall with 6 races to go.
After winning his first race from 4th on the grid a delighted Parth commented, “This has been an amazing weekend for me and the most dominant race of my career. Every driver dreams of qualifying on pole, setting the fastest lap and winning the race so the result is perfect for me. The start was important and once I was ahead I tried to pull away as much as possible. I would like to thank Eurasia for giving me a great car this weekend. We still have two more race weekends in Sepang to go so will give it my all. A special thank you to my sponsors Karvy without whom I would not be here.”
18 year old Ghorpade is a five-time National Karting Champion, runner-up in the inaugural 2010 Volkswagen Polo Cup India, and recently competed in the Renault F4 series in 2011, finishing in the top five multiple times.