Racing Team India’s dream of securing an invite to the 24 Hours of Le Mans ended with a fifth place end in the general standings of the Asian Le Mans Series on the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
The workforce lead by India’s ace F-1 driver Narain Karthikeyan, Arjun Maini and Naveen Rao raced their ORECA 07 LMP2 automotive to a pair of fifth place finishes in the ultimate two races of the season. Earlier, in the season’s opener in Dubai it had chalked up a fifth and fourth place end.
The Dubai drive gave the workforce some hope of bettering its present however unlucky racing incidents hindered the No. 64 challenger’s probabilities of maximising its potential.
For Racing Team India, backed by JK Tyres and with technical help from reigning Asian Le Mans champion Algarve Pro Racing, it was a giant studying curve in its maiden season. It provided loads of positives too.
The workforce confirmed it had the velocity to combat, main the second race at one stage. Narain, the person with wealthy expertise, was blisteringly fast and so was Maini. The 2020 IMSA Prototype Challenge Champion Rao, the workforce’s bronze-rated driver, additionally made huge strides ahead, unlocking a brand new degree of efficiency from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.
With these useful classes, Racing Team India will proceed to chase its dream of changing into the primary Indian workforce to race on the 24 Hours of Le Mans.