After almost a year, Akhil returns to international competition in France | Race news


Akhil RabindraHYDERABAD: After almost a year of waiting, due to the disruption of sporting events due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the whole world, Akhil Rabindra, the only Asian in the Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Driver Academy, will kick off its 2020 season this month with the French FFSA GT4 Championship, one of Europe’s strongest GT National Championships.
The disruptions in the sports calendars had delayed the resumption of Akhil’s 2020 season. The Bengaluru runner was last seen racing nationally in December last year, while his last international race was in October 2019 in Atlanta.
Akhil starts his season on August 21 at the Paul Armagnac circuit in Nogaro in the south-west of France with the three days of the “Easter Cups from Nagaro” series. Akhil will drive an Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 for the AGS Events Racing team, over five rounds of the six rounds of the championship.
Nagaro will be the second round of the championship. His next stops will be Nevers Magny-Cours (September 11-13), Paul Ricard (October 3-4) and Albi (October 16-18), before concluding with the Ledenon GT Series at the Ledenon Circuit (November 6-8). .
“I can’t wait to get back on the track and I’m excited about the French GT Championships. This will be my first participation in the French GT National Championships, which makes me want to do even more well. Paul Ricard is the only circuit. I’ve run on before, which makes things even more difficult. AGS has had a great GT racing record over the years and I am determined to help them even more, ”Akhil said before embarking on his trip to France.
The AGS team will field three cars in each race with two Pro-am cars and one amateur car. Akhil will be the pro in one of the Pro-Am cars. This will be the 11th year of competition for the AGS Events Racing Team. With 1 title of world champion, 3 titles of champion of France and 3 titles of vice-champions of France in the Lamborghini Supertroféo, GT and brand cups categories, this would be the 11th year of competition for AGS Events Racing Team. However, this would be their first year racing in Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars.
In total, 22 teams will compete for the 2020 FFSA GT4 French Championships with no less than 15 best manufacturers lining up their latest GT4 models.


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