Hyderabad, 5 April 2015: It was Easter Sunday! The 5th of April, 2015; and the Hussain Sagar road reverberated with sound of a roaring Formula One engine. All the roads in Hyderabad lead to the Upper Tank Bund Road for the Showrun. It was the day when Infiniti Red Bull Racing came down to the city of Nawabs and showcased their mean machine in action. The Formula 1 legend David Coulthard took to the wheel of the V8-powered Formula 1 car and wowed the audience. But he was not alone. Two-time European Stunt Biking Champion Aras Gibieza also provided a world class exhibition of stunts and tricks on his two-wheeled ride.
In attendance, were men, women and children of all ages; even Indian athletes CS Santosh and Varun Aaron had come to witness this adrenaline-fueled event. Bollywood & Telugu film superstar Nagarjuna flagged off the event and put the adrenaline wheels in motion. Aras Gibieza and David Coulthard took turns to entertain the capacity crowd packed from end-to-end along the length of the Upper Tank Bund Road, overlooking the Buddha Statue. The Hyderabadis cheered, waved, whistled, gasped and applauded; every wheelie, stoppie, donut and roaring acceleration engineered by Gibieza and Coulthard.
Earlier, in 2009, the Mumbaikars were left stunned by marvelous display of Formula 1 action by David Coulthard on the Bandra Worli Sea Link; while in 2011, the Delhiites were in awe of Daniel Ricciardo who had set the Rajpath on fire. This year, David Coulthard returned to the Indian shore and enthralled the Hyderabadis. All in all, it was an exhibition of skill, talent and technological advancement which the people Hyderabad would remember for a long, long time. It remains to be seen, on which Indian city the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team will leave their mark next.
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