Aditya Patel wins final race in Audi R8 LMS Cup Shanghai and finishes fourth overall

Shanghai, 01 November 2015: Aditya Patel took a lights to flag victory in Shanghai today, in the Audi R8 LMS Cup. Round Six played host to two races and ran as a support race to the World Endurance Championship in Shanghai and while Aditya went into the final race sixth in the driver’s standings, he still had a slim chance of clinching the title.

Round One didn’t go as per plan for him though. After having engine trouble in practice, the mechanics changed the car’s engine in under two hours, and Aditya then went out and qualified second, alongside Alex Yoong. However, the stewards took a decision to penalize him for a minor technical infringement, thereby putting him 17th on the grid for the first race of the weekend. On the back of a stellar performance, he moved up to 9th place and set the fastest lap of the race which put him on pole position for Race Two. And he never looked back. The Indian driver built a comfortable gap over championship rivals Alex Yoong, Franky Cheng and Marchy Lee and crossed the chequered flag in spectacular fashion to win the final race of the season ahead of Marchy Lee and Franky Cheng. Former Formula one driver, Alex Yoong was crowned Champion of the Audi R8 LMS Cup and Aditya Patel ended the championship fourth overall.

Aditya is supported by Audi India, JK Tyres and Jubilant Motorworks.

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