19/09/2011

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup - Oschersleben

Race one results: Patel 9th (24points), Bolisetti 21st.
Race two results: Patel 1st (60points), Bolisetti 18th (6points).

Race one was a disappointment for both Indian drivers. Only 9th place for Patel having started 7th and Bolisetti was the last classified runner in 21st place, just out of the points.

Nevertheless both drivers were hopeful of a better time in race two and they were right to be optimistic!

It was a crazy race in wet conditions with drivers passing eachother and making mistakes allover the place and our very own Aditya Patel was leading the race for a long time until he was passed by Daniel Lloyd and Ola Nilsson, pushing the Indian down to third. Infact Aditya was struggling to hold onto that third place coming under immense pressure from Moritz Oestreich in 4th.

Although other drivers appeared to be faster than Patel in the wet conditions it was Patel who was the one who was controlling his speed as both Lloyd and Nilsson who had earlier passed him span their cars on the slippery track putting Patel back into the lead.

From then on he was able to control the race and take his first win of the season in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup!

A great drive by Aditya Patel - he was able to keep his cool under pressure, stay out of trouble and win in remarkable fashion.

Elsewhere in race two Bolisetti had a respectable race finishing 18th and bagging 6points.

In the championship Patel remains in 5th place but has drastically closed the gap to the guys ahead of him. With one race to go his aim will be to snatch 3rd place in what is a very tight battle. Meanwhile Bolisetti dropped one place to 16th - his aim will be to break the 100points barrier this season. To view the championship standings simply click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.

It's going to be a fantastic finale to the season in October and as always we'll bring you all the news right here! =)

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