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.