24/01/2012

Bolisetti surprises all!

In a very surprising announcement, Sailesh Bolisetti has confirmed that Team Lotus Sport UK have signed him to take part in the British GT Championship during 2012. Last season the Indian driver took part in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup and finished 15th in the championship. To move from that German-based series upto the British GT championship is a very big step forward on the motorsport ladder; whether or not he can cope at this level of competition remains to be seen.

Sailesh will take part in the Lotus Evora GT4 car (which took three wins last season) and this car will run in all seven scheduled events. Six of the events take part in the UK and one is at the famous Nürburgring in Germany.

As part of the announcement, Sailesh said: 

"Being associated with such a well-known name in racing is a great opportunity for me, especially one with such a rich pedigree across a uniquely wide range of disciplines. But I don’t take it as a pressure, I take it as a privilege – I’ll be driving for the same brand as some of my all time heroes and sporting legends and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Meanwhile Lotus Sport UK team manager, Gary Ayles stated:

"Sailesh is a strong talent that hadn’t been discovered in Europe, until now. I first got to know him and his father through my contacts in India, having been involved with the A1GP India team and raced over there in F3. We kept in contact and now Sailesh has come of age and is ready to race here in Europe with our team. You need to keep an eye on this lad, he’s a star in the making".

Of course Auto India Sports will follow Sailesh in every race and provide results and insight for your enjoyment.

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