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Wednesday November 14, 2012

Creditable debut by teenager Rahul

PETALING JAYA: Sixteen-year-old Rahul Raj Mayer (pic) enjoyed a creditable debut in single-seater racing with two fourth placings in the Formula Gulf 1000 Cham­pionship at the Dubai Auto­drome last weekend.

Although he missed out on the podium, Rahul im­pressed his team when he improved on his timing for every session he was out on the track.

Rahul said he had a good learning experience from the season opening two races.

“I learned a lot about the Ralph Firman-designed single-seater car and the precision required to get the best out of it.

“The one-to-one training provided by driver development trainer Andy Pardoe during the race weekend helped us to improve and overcome all our shortcomings.

“This is the best hands-on approach for drivers starting their first single-seater careers,” said Rahul, who is eyeing a podium at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi from Dec 6-7.

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