R8 LMS Cup: Difficult Weekend At Sepang For Aditya Patel

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India's racing prodigy, Aditya Patel has improved continuously during practice to finally end up sixth, on the third weekend of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Sepang.

Qualifying, however, didn't go as per plan for Aditya Patel, although making it into Superpole, a small mistake had led Patel to settle for 8th.

On the start of race 1, Patel made a quick work of Rump to move up to the seventh but from then on, he had to settle for 7th position behind Marchy Lee, scoring valuable points.

Up in front, Alex Yoong took a commanding win ahead of DTM Start Edoardo Mortara and former DTM driver Rahel Frey.

Race two, started off well for Patel while he was moving up to sixth from eighth on the first lap. However, a spin saw Patel drop down the order and thereafter failing to recover lost ground, finishing 12th.

The race was won by Edoardo Mortara who was pushed hard by Alessio Piccariello and Rahel Frey, with nothing more than a whisker separating at the end.

"It's not ideal to have another rough weekend making it three weekends in a row. We've identified where the time is being lost and it's only a matter of putting it all together. The spin in race two also was unfortunate because I'm sure I could have battled for at least a top 5 finish. I guess there were a lot of positives this weekend that we can carry forward to Korea in four weeks time!" said Patel after the weekend.

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Story first published: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 17:12 [IST]
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