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Motorsport: Akhil Rabindra notches top-ten finish in race-1at circuit Paul Ricard

Harpal Singh Bedi 

New Delhi:  Bengaluru based promising racer Akhil Rabindra enabled AGS Events earn a P9 finish in the Pro-Am category at the penultimate race of the French FFSA GT Championship at the 3.8 km long Paul Ricard Circuit in France.

As per the information recdeived here, the AGS Event-duo comprising of Gilles Vannelet and Aston Martin Academy Driver Akhil Rabindra was behind the wheels of No. 69 Aston Martin Vantage AMR.

Thirty cars competed for the pole position at the Final of the Circuit Paul Ricard track in the FFSA French Championship on this weekend. 

24-year old  Rabindra and his teammate Vannelet, who drove an Aston Martin Vantage AMR, clocked 1:32:792 minutes and qualified P6 in Q1 before the Indian finished in 1:32:571 minutes to qualify at P13 in Q2. 

They  completed 37-lap in Race 1 in 01:02:13.938 hrs to end  P9 in Pro-Am category and P14 overall. 

After the race, Rabindra , the only Asian to seal an Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy spot earlier this year
commented, “There’re plenty of opportunities for us to improve and we’re on an upward spiral mode right now. It’ll be an acid test for us on  and we’re up for it.”


Top 10 finish again for Akhil Rabindra at the Circuit d’Albi

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New Delhi: 24-year-old Bengaluru-born Akhil Rabindra continued his promising run alongside French teammate Vannelet Giles behind the wheels of the Aston Martin Vantage AMR racer at the Circuit d’Albi in FFSA French Championship this weekend.

The AGS Event-duo who was driving the car no 69 in race 1 finished P14 overall and P7 in their respective category (Pro-Am) with an overall timing of 01:01:36.908 hrs. after 41 laps. 

With the best lap timing of 1:25.233 mins, the Indo-French duo was 2.615 seconds shy of Beaubelique and Pla, who finished just ahead of them.

Rabindra, after the race one, commented, “We executed our plans well but the job is far from being done. We have another two gruelling races lined up ahead and we can’t afford to take our feet off the gas. My coordination with Vannelet is only getting better with each day. Hopefully, we’ll churn out better results soon.”

Among the thirty cars that competed in the qualification, Vannelet logged his best timing of 1:24.129 minutes to snatch P5 in Q1. Later, Rabindra bettered the timing to 1:23.977 minutes only to see him placed at P12 in Q2.


Motorsport: Akhil Rabindra finishes fourth in Race 1 at Magny-Cours

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New Delhi: India’s Akhil Rabindra along with French driver G.Vannelet ,driving an Aston Martin Vantage AMR finished fourth at the Magny-Cours in the Championnat de France FFSA GT this weekend.

Akhil ,the only Asian to seal a spot in the Aston Martin Driver’s Academy this year, had a decent outing in the qualifying races putting up a positive show in the Pro-Am category in the first race of the day before suffering the mechanical failure in the following race.

Rabindra and Vannelet having logged their best time of 1:46.456 mins, finished fourth in the Pro-Am category at the qualifying Race 1 yesterday. They improved their timing to 1:46.324 mins in the qualifying race 2 only to see themselves slip to the eighth spot in their respective category.

The Indo-French duo, who were driving the car No. 69, started the raceday where they left on Saturday. They pulled off a bright start to finish fourth in the first race in their category. Not only that but also they clocked 1:00:36.158 hrs to finish ninth overall.

In the Pro-Am category, F.Michal and G.Guilvert, who were behind the wheels of an Audi R8 LMS, took the chequered flag at 1:00:22.859 hrs.

In the second race of the day, Rabindra and his co-driver started strongly to acquire P7 before suffering a mechanical failure resulting in an early retirement from the race.

“Obviously we are disappointed with the result this weekend. No one loves to face a mechanical failure to not to finish the race. The technical team put in a terrific effort day in and day out but you can’t predict a mechanical failure beforehand. We need to put this result behind soon to focus on the next race. The team has great potential and we’ll surely come back with a positive result,’’ Rabindra rounded off.


Motorsport: Akhil to race in French GT4 championship in 2020 for AGS Events Racing Team

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Bengaluru: Akhil Rabindra, the only Asian in the Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Driver Academy, is all set to start his 2020 season August onwards with the French FFSA GT4 Championship. 

The Indian will be driving an Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 for the AGS Events Racing team, across five rounds of the six round in  Europe’s strongest National GT Championships

Akhil  was last seen in domestic racing action in December last year, while his last international race was in October 2019 at Atlanta. The disruptions to sporting calendars all over the world because of the Covid-19 pandemic, had delayed the resumption of his 2020 season.

The Bengaluru  racer will  kick off his season on August 21, at the Circuit Paul Armagnac de Nogaro in Southwestern France with the three day of ‘Easter Cups from Nagaro” series. Nagaro will be Round 2 of the Championship. His next stops will be Nevers Magny-Cours (Sep 11-13), Paul Ricard (Oct 3-4) and Albi (Oct 16-18), before concluding with the Ledenon GT Series at the Ledenon Circuit (Nov 6-8).

“I am really looking forward to getting back on the racetrack and am excited about the French GT Championships. It will be my first time at the French National GT Championships, which makes me want to do well even more. 

“Paul Ricard is the only circuit on which I have raced before, so that makes it all the more challenging. AGS have had a great GT racing record over the years and I am determined to help them better it even more,” he said before leaving  for France.

The AGS team will be fielding 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 competitive racing for AGS events racing team. With 1 world championship title, 3 French championship titles & 3 Vice Champions of France titles 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 the first year that they would be racing in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 cars.

A total of 22-teams will be competing for the 2020 French FFSA GT4 Championships with as many as 15 top Constructors fielding their latest GT4 models.