PAC: ART Sepang II preview

Opportunity usually knocks only once... Yes, this holds true for most of the Junior Cadre of Formula racers and such came along for Aditya Patel, Atlantic Racing Team's (ART) Formula BMW Pacific driver in the form of being offered a seat in ...

Opportunity usually knocks only once...

Yes, this holds true for most of the Junior Cadre of Formula racers and such came along for Aditya Patel, Atlantic Racing Team's (ART) Formula BMW Pacific driver in the form of being offered a seat in the prestigious German PoloVolkswagen Touring Car Championship.

"When we first were appraised of the possibility that he would leave, we went through a long consulting process with his manager, father and our race engineer, basically all agreed that he should take this offer. As hard as it is to see Aditya leaving the team, it only makes sense for him to take this opportunity, especially as it factory sponsored", says the ART's manager Ingo Strackerjan. "He left our team without any ill feelings and we are certainly wish him all the best in his new touring car adventure. It was real pleasure having such nice, polite and dedicated person, including his so tremendously hard working and motorsport fanatic father with us, even though for a short period only. But we all knew each other from the 2008 season, having build an ongoing friendship, on and off trackside. We are sure Aditya will do very well in touring cars and as the sole Indian driver in that series marketing possibilities are near endless for him and his talent".

ART, the sole Canadian team in the FBMW Pacific series has now again driver seats available, starting for the next event in Sepang, Malaysia on May 27th. ART will contest the complete series, including Sentul, Indonesia, Singapore F1 event, Japan and Macau -- all together 13 races with plenty of test days in between.

-credit: art

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Series Formula BMW
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