A certain Silverstone-based motorsports racing team, that goes by the name Performance Racing, has announced its return to the series of racing, in which it has previously bagged three team titles – the British Formula 3.
The best part of this news is that a Performance Racing car will be piloted by an Indian driver – who happens to be one of India’s quickest 20-year-olds – Parth Ghorpade.
The (temporarily) sad part - this decision has come at a time when it is too late for Ghorpade and Co. to participate in the round at the Snetterton Circuit, Great Britain, this weekend. This just means that team Performance Racing will now have to wait until the following round in Spa, next month, to compete.
The Kolhapur based racer, who was seen testing a Formula 3 car at the Ferrari Driver Academy at Fiorano last year, has quite a bit of experience under his belt. Like the JK Tyre National Karting Championship, the JK Tyre Rotax Challenge Cadet and Minimax Championships, VW JK Tyre Polo Cup Championship, FFSA Autosport Academy French F4 Championship, and has even raced in the Formula Renault ALPS and finished first in the 2012 Formula Pilota China series’ Asian category.
While mentioning of Ghorpade testing a Performance-run Dallara-Volkswagen at Pembrey this past week, performance team principal Bobby Issazadhe has also spoken of having a second F3 car on the grid. However, Ghorpade’s teammate remains a mystery at this time, as the team is yet to confirm its second driver.