Chennai, 10 Sept 2014: Gautam Singhania will take part in the 2014 Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli – Coppa Shell to be held at Silverstone between Sept 12 to 14 as an official Indian entry endorsed by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).
By Sanjay Rajan
The Coppa Shell is a series for “amateur gentleman drivers” in the one-make racing series organised by Ferrari, and Singhania will be competing in a Ferrari 458.
“It will be a proud moment as an Indian to represent the country at Silverstone. I am looking forward to a great race ahead, as one can never get tired of burning rubber in a Ferrari,” Singhania said.
A racing enthusiast since his college days, Singhania, who is the Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond Group, has had some impressive results in international competition this season.
In July, Singhania came second in the opening race ofthe Britcar Championship at Oulton Park, two months after winning both races in the opening round of the 2014 Pirelli Ferrari Open held at Brands Hatch.
Singhania on his debut won the amateur category in the All Stars European Drifting Championship in Malta in September 2012, and last year unveiled India’s first purpose-built drifting car.
The Super Car Club that he co-founded is promoting drifting as an auto sport in a big way in the country, and Singhania also holds the lap record at the Buddh International Circuit in a non-open wheel car.
eom/FMSCI press release/By Sanjay Rajan