Parth Ghorpade aces Round 4 of Formula Pilota 2012
Records two back-to-back wins over the weekend at the Guangdong International Circuit
It feels like mere days since we brought you news of upcoming Indian racer Parth Ghorpade's participation in the Formula Pilota 2012 Championship. Within such a short span of time, Parth has already started causing ripples on the global motorsport scene, notching up results that would make one sit up and take notice.
Competing in Round 4 of the Championship at the Guangdong International Circuit, not only did Parth register his maiden win in Race 1, but also went on to post a storming qualifying time (more than 5 seconds ahead of the next fastest driver), secured his first pole position and led Race 3 from the start to the finish, registering his second win for the weekend in the process. The fact that the other podium finishers were his Eurasia Motorsport team-mates Antonio Giovinazzi and Sean Galeal was just the icing on the cake.
This dominating drive ensured Parth climbed up to 1st place in the Asian Drivers' category and 3rd place in the overall Championship standings with 6 races more to go.
Speaking after completing Race 1, his first-ever victory, Parth said, "This has been an amazing weekend for me and the most dominant race of my career. Every driver dreams of qualifying on pole, setting the fastest lap and winning the race so the result is perfect for me. The start was important and once I was ahead I tried to pull away as much as possible. I would like to thank Eurasia for giving me a great car this weekend. We still have two more race weekends in Sepang to go so will give it my all. A special thank you to my sponsors Karvy without whom I would not be here."
Looks like a promising start to Parth's career. Think he can carry the momentum through to the next race? Let us know, TopGearers.