Aditya Patel impresses at Round 2 of JK Racing Asia Series at Paul Ricard Circuit

Aditya Patel

It was an intense battle all the way in Round 6 the JK Racing Asia Series at Paul Ricard Circuit, where the top drivers battled all the way from the start to finish. Indian contestant Aditya Patel ended the race at a creditable sixth place. The US Formula Project driver started the race in ninth immediately climbing to seventh in the first lap and by the second lap was up in sixth. Eurasia Motorsport’s Hiqmar Danial Hidzir suffered from a punctured tyre, dropping him to the back of the grid. Patel then maintained his position until the end of the race.

The young Indian impressed everyone with his pace and was happy with the outcome of the weekend. “I got a good start, I gained two places and was up to seventh and then by the second lap I was up to sixth because I think someone went off. It was quite an interesting race, there was a point when people were catching me and I just put it all together and was getting quicker and quicker. Towards the end my pace was pretty good,” he ended happy with the outcome and the experience he gained over the weekend.

He was especially happy with the second sector, citing it as his favourite at this circuit. “You come out of a really slow corner and then you are really fast down the Mistral straight and then there is a chicane and then another straight and a the amazing right handed Signes corner… its good fun, lots of fun.” Despite going off the track right at the last turn of the last lap after contact from Jeffri, Afiq Ikhwan Yazid managed to regain his position to cross the finish line to take the win ahead of the two Eurointernational drivers, Nabil Jeffri and Aston Hare. Yazid driving for Meritus.GP gave a stellar performance, getting a better start and immediately taking the lead before the first turn from pole sitter Hare.