The Bengaluru-based racer has been retained by the Aston Martin Racing Academy for the 2020 season after a promising debut in 2019. He competes within the sports activities automobile championships with the Vantage GT4.
Bengaluru-based racer, Akhil Rabindra has signed up with Aston Martin Racing Academy for the second consecutive yr. The 24-year-old continues his affiliation with the British manufacturing unit racing staff, having been the one Asian driver to be signed by the AMR Driver Academy in 2019. He is a part of the 12 elite drivers chosen from throughout the globe, who will bear coaching and evaluation with the AMR staff within the UK. The finest performer will get the chance to signal a contract with the manufacturing unit Aston Martin Racing Team as a junior driver in 2021.
Speaking on his retention, Akhil Rabindra stated, “I am extremely excited and delighted to be on the AMR Driver Academy again this year. Last year was a very strong year where I went from strength to strength. This year my focus is to build further on last year’s success and get the junior contract at the end of the year. I look forward to the season starting and getting on the podium again. I would like to thank my sponsors, ASM Technologies, SmartFix & Forms and Gears for their continued support and faith in my dream.”
Rabindra made his Aston Martin debut within the US final yr when he participated within the IMSA SportsCar Championship and put up a robust present throughout qualifying. The driver secured a pole place within the Road Atlanta spherical that was later disqualified, whereas the Road America spherical noticed him safe P3 within the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 race automobile. The Indian driver went on to safe a end within the prime six at Laguna Seca within the following rounds.
The Aston Martin Racing Team and Akhil Rabindra additionally managed to safe a complete of 4 podiums with the Vantage GT4 on the Mugello Circuit. The driver secured a second-place end within the 2019 24H GT Series European at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. This was adopted up with a second-place end as soon as once more within the first race of the GT4 European Series at UK’s Brands Hatch Circuit, and a third-place end within the GT4 class on the 2019 24H GT Series European held on the Brno Circuit within the Czech Republic.
The Aston Martin Racing Academy works in tandem with Aston Martin Racing motorsport staff, which competes in GTE, GT3 and GT4 racing all over the world. The manufacturing unit staff made its racing debut in 2005 with the DBR9 and has gone on to construct a number of buyer vehicles in addition to develop the V12 engine for the Le Mans prototype.