Gautam Hari Singhania, the Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond Limited secured podium finish and became the first Indian racing at the world's biggest Ferrari event - Finali Mondiali at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit.
Gautam Hari Singhania finished 3rd in his category - Coppa Shell and 14th in overall out of 43 participants today in Race 2 of the event. He finished 4th in Race 1 yesterday in his category and 12th overall out of 43 participants.
Commenting on his win, Gautam Hari Singhania said, "It is a proud moment for me to secure a podium place in this tough and most competitive race. Getting the podium from the 26th position was a big challenge and I was up for it".
This extravagant racing event for the first time in the history is hosted outside Europe. This racing tournament is a real treat for Ferrari fans, as this occasion is all set to showcase over 250 exotic and limited series Ferrari cars, thus providing four extraordinary days of excitement and spectacle.
Gautam Hari Singhania as a racing enthusiasts: - Gautam Hari Singhania is a pioneering enthusiast in the Indian motorsport landscape. He is the co-founder of the SuperCar Club (SCC), which has launched various activities to promote the popularity of these super machines including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, BMW, and Mercedes in India.
He has been successfully organizing the Parx Supercar Show for six years now, bringing together numerous super cars from across the country to a single venue for the city of Mumbai to view. The Club undertook a thrilling expedition to Leh-Ladakh in 2013 and Rajasthan Desert Escape in 2014.
SCC, under the leadership of Singhania, is promoting drifting as an auto sports in the country. He also unveiled India's first and only exclusive drifting car towards the end of 2013. The unveiling ceremony happened a few months after he emerged as the winner in the amateur category of the All Stars European Drift Championship held at Malta in September 2012.
The event saw over 30 participants competing in an intense final which he won by the point difference of 2.5. Mr. Singhania also holds the record for being the only Asian and Indian to have participated and won. Not that he is content with driving luxury cars on Indian soil.
Among other things, Singhania won the 2014 Ferrari Pirelli Open held at Brands Hatch in Great Britain becoming the first and the only Indian to achieve this feat and scored a podium finish at the Britcar Championship at Oulton Park.
Singhania recently had a double win in the NGK racing series at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi and will representing India at the World Ferrari Finals (Finali Mondiali) Abu Dhabi in December 2014.