Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Indian driver Akhil Rabindra earns FIA Academy berth

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) After an intensive three days of tests and evaluations at the FIA Institute Asia-Pacific Selection Event hosted by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), India’s Akhil Rabindra won himself a place in the FIA Institute Young Drivers Excellence Academy. Rabindra, 17, who races in the JK Racing India Series (Formula BMW) won his place on the fully-funded Academy programme after demonstrating his ability not just on the track but also in terms of fitness and understanding of safety and vehicle dynamics. There were three judges on the selection panel — Gus Glover from the FIA Institute, Academy Instructor Tony Turner and Lead Driving Instructor Cameron McConville. In the end it was a tough decision, but all three felt Rabindra was a worthy winner, and he was naturally thrilled with the announcement made by FIA Institute Deputy President Garry Connelly.

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