March 30, 2018
Patel confirmed for OD Racing Team WRT 2018 Championship chase
Patel confirmed for OD Racing Team WRT 2018 Championship chase
OD Racing Team WRT announced today the return of Chennai born Aditya Patel as driver partner to Malaysian born Mitch Gilbert for their second season at the Blancpain GT Series Asia 2018.
Patel, who had to hold off announcing his return earlier, was excited to finally be able to confirm his drive with the team. “I always knew I wanted to return to the series with the team as we still have unfinished business after last year. OD Racing and Mitch have been a great source of support throughout and the season we had in 2017 was the most fun season in my race career, so to be able to be a part of that once again is fantastic. We are definitely going to work hard together to chase that Championship that we missed.”
Last year the powerhouse pair stunned the grid with their great teamwork and precise driving throughout the season, claiming the first win of the season at Sepang and capping it off with a double win in Zhejiang, but their mid-season run of bad luck prevented them from claiming the Championship by just one point.
“After all, that is what racing is all about. The thrill of the chase, the excitement of close battles, the rush of adrenaline and the unknown factors that makes for an outstanding season. We are definitely back this season stronger and we have a solid pairing with Mitch and Aditya who are great friends and each other’s sounding board” said Cornelius Ee, Director of OD Racing Team WRT.
“We will also have the benefit of race experience with our new team partner, WRT, this year. The Belgian racing team has an outstanding race history behind them, claiming Championships at almost every race series they enter, and working with them I am sure will be an absolute pleasure” he added.
Patel, who is backed by Audi India, Jubilant Motorworks and 2Go Activewear, agrees. “We have a strong package this year, with the support from WRT, to be able to fight for the title again. WRT is considered to be one of the best GT3 teams in the world with an impressive track record and I’m really looking forward to working with them this year. Once again I must thank Audi India for their continued support over the years.”
OD Racing started the season with a two-day Shakedown of the Audi R8 LMS GT3 at Sepang International Circuit on 27 and 28 March in preparation for the upcoming race just two weeks away.
The Blancpain GT Series Asia will see the team visit six race circuits in four countries around Asia, including at the newly built Ningbo International Speedpark in China at the end of the season. The season will open at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia on 14th April 2018.
January 30, 2018
OD Racing returns to Blancpain GT Series Asia with new partner, WRT
OD Racing returns to Blancpain GT Series Asia with new partner, WRT
Kuala Lumpur. Thursday, 15 February 2018 – OD Racing has confirmed its return to the Blancpain GT Series Asia for the 2018 season. The Malaysian based team announced its entry and new partnership with legendary European race team, WRT, competing this season under the name – OD Racing Team WRT.
The team will also see the return of Malaysian born race ace, Mitch Gilbert, back behind the wheel of the team’s Audi R8 LMS GT3, with the second driver to be announced later.
Introduced to the Asian race scene in 2015, OD Racing have claimed a series of wins and podium finishes but is still chasing that Championship trophy. Last year, the pairing of Gilbert and Aditya Patel came really close, missing the Championship by just one point in one of the most sensational season ending race.
“That one point margin may have lost us the Championship but it only made us more determined” said Director of OD Racing Team WRT, Cornelius Ee. “We promised to return to fight for the win this year and here we are in the new year, doing just that”.
“We have the opportunity to partner with the renowned race team – WRT, a team that Audi Sport have entrusted to run their factory cars in Europe. Like us, WRT may not have been around for very long but their impressive successes and solid experience with Audi in the European races is sure to be an advantage for us moving forward” said Ee.
In few years, WRT established itself as one of the world’s leading GT team, winning prestigious races and championships including Total 24H of Spa (2011 & 2014), Nürburgring 24H (2015), Dubai 24H (2016), Zolder 24H (2011 & 2012), Sepang 12H (2015), Blancpain Endurance Series (2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015), Blancpain Sprint Series (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017), Blancpain GT Series (2014 & 2015) and the FIA GT World Cup in Macau (2016). Recently the team added the Bathurst 12H to their records in their first appearance for the down under classic.
Speaking on behalf of WRT, Vincent Vosse says of the partnership, “Asia has been on our bucket list for a few years now but it is only since 2017 that we have found a good way to do it. It has been an immediate success with several wins in the Audi R8 LMS Cup.
“An opportunity arose during the winter to collaborate with OD and Mitch, and it became quite clear to us that it was the right move and we also felt at ease with them. To enter Blancpain GT Series Asia is a logical step for WRT, after so many successes in the European Blancpain series. It is like all the planets were aligned and we are definitely all looking forward to hit the tracks together!”
Ee continued, “We will definitely be aiming higher this year and with the help of WRT, we are confident of a good season. No doubt the competition will be tougher than last year and after seeing the early confirmations from teams, there is a long road ahead but we are glad to once again have Mitch on our side and have the expertise of WRT to get us to our goal”.
“OD Racing is also happy to continue their relationship with Audi Sport Customer Racing Asia in 2018. Their on track support was key to last years title assault, and they are keen to continue this.”
The Blancpain GT Series Asia will see the team visit six race circuits in four countries around Asia, including at the newly built Ningbo International Speedpark in China at the end of the season. The season will open at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia on 14th April 2018.
November 30, 2017
OD Racing Season Capped with Double Win but ONE Point Shy of the Championship
OD Racing Season Capped with Double Win but ONE Point Shy of the Championship
17 October 2017 – It was a tremendous weekend for the OD Racing team at the Blancpain GT Series Asia when Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patel took home a double at the newly built Zhejiang Circuit in China.
Their exceptional pace and consistent push of the Audi R8 LMS GT3, complete with new livery, gave the team the Series’ first back-to-back win on a wet weekend. The wins followed two very well fought Qualifying sessions where Patel set the second fastest time, to start Round 11 in second, and Gilbert claiming pole for Round 12.
In a race that started behind the Safety Car due to rain, Patel managed to keep his head down and stayed out of trouble up in second. By lap 8, the Indian national was close enough to the race leader and made a move for the lead. Then he opened up enough of a gap allowing Gilbert to take over at the halfway mark and still maintain the lead all the way to the chequered flag.
After that first race of the weekend, Patel said: “we knew it would be a battle starting second so it was important to get past quickly. I found my rhythm and gained the time that allowed Mitch to come out still leading. It keeps our title hopes alive – tomorrow we want to go out there and do the same job”.
The final race too was a wet start and with the additional 10-second success penalty at the pit-stop, it meant that the duo had a catch up race but the challenging weather gave the opportunity for Gilbert and Patel, who love racing in the rain, to claim a successive win.
Said Gilbert of the race, “it was a good weekend – two wins and we came within a point of the championship, so what can you say?
“The weather was terrible and all I wanted after the start was for the stint to end, get out of the car and let Aditya finish the job. The Audi was pretty strong but I couldn’t quite keep pace with Martin [Rump] so I tried to remain within touching distance. Okay, 16 seconds isn’t really touching distance! But we’ve done a good job this weekend and throughout the season. Winning both races is a great way to end the year.”
In the end, what looked like a possible Championship win was not meant to be when the team came up just one point behind the eventual Championship winner.
“At the end of the day, there was nothing disappointing at all about the weekend. It was a perfect outing for Mitch and Aditya and the crew. Not one person set a foot wrong and it showed. It was one of our best outings this season, just the best way to end the year” said Cornelius Ee, Director of OD Racing.
“What a season! Highs, lows and everything in between. The title was such a long shot and we just wanted to do the best we could. Pole and both wins was just that” said Gilbert.
“I still can’t believe that we missed out by ONE point, but I am just happy for the weekend. What a way to end the season.
“Thank you to Datuk Ee, Cornelius, Bernard, Aditya, the whole OD crew and fans for believing in us. Can’t wait for the 2018 season!” ended the Malaysian born.
Patel too echoed his sentiment, “it has been quite a year. We have had our ups and downs but what a way to end the year!
“We definitely went in with the plan to win both races and then see where that takes us. Unfortunately we were just a little short.
“We definitely had a blast all year as a team and grew together in the process. Thank you to the entire OD Racing family, Absolute Racing, Mitch, Cornelius, Audi India, Jubilant Motors for their support through the year. Hopefully we’ll be back at Blancpain next year to fight again” said Patel.
Ee then added, “2017 has been an amazing year for us in OD. Our decision to join the Blancpain Series came about pretty late but right from the start we managed our first podiums with a win and a second place, which changed everything for us. We saw the opportunity and we fought hard to gain it. Despite all the setbacks we had, no one gave up, the crew and the drivers just pushed on right to the last race weekend where we managed 50 points in one weekend.
“It was just one of the best times we had at a circuit this season, too bad we fell short of the Championship but what we showed was that we had it in us to fight with the giants who have had years and years of experience. I feel for the team, we came so close to the Championship but we won’t dwell on it and we have every reason to celebrate. We came to the Series just hoping for a few podiums but to finish it down to the wire like this proved our might.
“We appreciate this whole season, the team of fantastic people who were always there to fight and support us. Mitch and Aditya did a fantastic job this Zhejiang weekend and no one can deny that. We are going to aim bigger next year and fight another battle” ended Ee.
OD Racing would like to thank the families of Gilbert, Patel and all the crew for the support that they have showed the team. We would also like to thank our partners, who not only backed our racing dream but also showed tremendous team spirit by even joining us at the races. To our fans, you cheers and positive support means a lot to us, so we will keep you updated on our plans.
October 5, 2017
A Weekend of Redemption at Shanghai For OD Racing
OD Racing gained one position on the Team Championship with solid Shanghai weekend
Monday, 26th September 2017. Kuala Lumpur – It was a solid outing for OD Racing at Shanghai International Circuit last weekend when the pairing of Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patel took on some of the best GT drivers from around the world and came back with two podium trophies for the team.
Malaysian/Aussie Gilbert and Indian Patel took the Audi R8 LMS GT3 to a second and third placed finishes in Rounds 9 and 10, bringing OD Racing up one spot on the Team Championship chase.
“After the losses we suffered in Fuji last month, we headed into the weekend with high hopes of recovering what we lost by scoring strong points here in China. Then when we got here, the positive vibe from everyone made a difference and the weekend turned out just as we expected with two solid podium finishes by Mitch and Aditya” said Cornelius Ee, Director of OD Racing.
The crew put in exceptional work to give the drivers a great car, despite the erratic weather over the two race days. “The setup was absolutely mega and we just came alive as we secured the fastest time in free practice 2 and qualified with the front pack for both races” continued Ee.
The drivers then took the car to great finishes for the team, stepping on the podium in second for Round 9, and third for Round10. There was a brief moment of despair during Round 9. While leading the race, Gilbert passed the car on to Patel after a perfect pit stop. Patel then continued to lead the race for the team when manoeuvring through the damp track on slicks, he lost the car at the last turn. Quick reflexes allowed him to recover but not before losing the lead. Patel tried to catch up but was unable to reclaim the lead.
Gilbert was still full of positive spirits after the race saying, “Yes the weekend had its ups and downs, but looking back over it, we couldn’t have really asked for much more. After a really tough Fuji round, where we only scored 4 points, to come back with a double podium is awesome.
“Of course I’m disappointed that we didn’t win Round 9, but I’m glad we put on a show for our 1,000 guests that came to support us and gave them a podium to be proud of. We’ve gotten ourselves back into the Championship hunt and I can’t wait for the last round in Zhejiang! Let’s at least get back on that top step!” he ended.
Although slightly disappointed, Patel too was upbeat after the weekend. “Firstly, it was good to be consistently back on pace after Fuji, which was quite a disaster. We both qualified pretty much where we wanted to as well. Of course, that spin in Round 9 wasn’t ideal and we should’ve won it but conditions were tricky and I was pushing hard on my out-lap and it clearly wasn’t the way to go.
“But to end the weekend with two podiums and very competitive pace was a good feeling. This weekend gave us a boost in confidence going into the final round. It’s game on!”
Ee summed up the weekend well when he said, “We knew that coming in to this weekend we needed to do everything to keep us on the podium from here on out, to stand a chance to fight for the Championship. With both races ending pretty well it was more than what we hoped for. Everyone did a tremendous job and we want to thank all of them for the great weekend. Let’s hope we maintain this momentum, gain more data for the final round while we race in the Audi Cup in Zhejiang and end the season on a high”.
OD Racing will continue to compete at Audi Cup Series race with Mitch Gilbert on 7-8 October 2017 at the newly built Zhejiang Circuit before the Blancpain GT Series Asia finale held there on 21-22 October 2017.
September 5, 2017
Tough Outing for OD Racing at Fuji For Blancpain GT Series Asia
A costly mistake in Round 7 sees OD Racing drop to fifth in Team Championship during Series’ biggest race weekend
Monday, 21st August 2017. Kuala Lumpur – Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patel seemed worse for the wear after their second Japan outing competing against 33 other race pairings during the Blancpain GT Series Asia and collecting just four points for their Championship charge.
The duo remains in third place on the driver’s points but are now in fifth on the Team Championship for OD Racing.
Maintaining a positive attitude amidst the tough weekend, Director of OD Racing, Cornelius Ee was nothing short of comforting for his drivers and the crew. “Not the weekend we wanted but we did manage to take home some points this weekend. Having 34 cars on the grid was not the easiest of tasks for the drivers and the crew but they did admirably and I am proud of them”.
Gilbert and Patel started the weekend well, maintaining and improving their times and staying amongst the top-ten during Qualifying. Both Patel and Gilbert set the 9th fastest time in their respective Qualifying sessions where the top 10 and 14 cars were separated by just one second respectively.
Round 7 started out well as Patel took the Audi R8 LMS GT3 to a strong start, mingling with the leading pack. Just as he seemed to be staying out of trouble, Patel made a mistake and spun out only to rejoin at the back of the grid. The Indian driver then kept his head down to make up places before handing the Absolute Racing managed Audi R8 LMS GT3 to Gilbert who then brought the car across the line in a non-point scoring 11th.
Round 8 saw Gilbert and Patel keeping a steady pace and maintaining a clean race throughout the 60-minutes to finish in 8th out of the 30 finishers.
At the end of the weekend, Gilbert looked somewhat dejected but looking ahead, he remained positive of better results in the upcoming races. Of the weekend he said, “there isn’t much to say about this weekend. I don’t think Fuji is the best track for the Audi. We did not manage to capitalise on the weekend at all and bring back the points we should have. Overall, it was disappointing.
The Australian then brushed off the negativity and was immediately determined to return stronger in Shanghai. “We have some work to do before Shanghai and come back, firstly with the Audi Cup race for me, to get back on the podium and then off to the Blancpain rounds in China”.
Patel too was not his usual cheerful self when he commented, “yeah, pretty much of the same for me. I made a mistake yesterday that cost us a lot. Then today, we struggled a little with our race pace and it seemed to be an issue with all the cars in our stable.
“I guess we just need to press the reset button after this one and just think of the next race in Shanghai. Audi’s proven to be strong there in the past and we’ve got some work to do as a team but it should be a good one”.
Ee said in closing, “as always, we will get back in there, see what we did not do right and do our best to improve before the next outing. We will come back harder and fight for more podiums.”
The Blancpain GT Series Asia will return, after a one-month break, at the Shanghai International Circuit in China for Rounds 9 and 10 this 23-24 September 2017.
June 30, 2017
Highs and Lows of a Race Weekend for OD Racing at Suzuka
OD Racing ends the two race Suzuka weekend placing third in the Team and Driver Championship
Monday, 26 June 2017. Kuala Lumpur – Weather made the weekend exciting for OD Racing at Blancpain GT Series Asia when Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patel showed great race pace and solid results for their first Japan outing.
A change of strategy proved fruitful when Gilbert and Patel took the Audi R8 LMS GT3, managed by the able Absolute Racing crew, to set the second fastest times for both Qualifying sessions. That set the pace for a tremendous start of the weekend for the young duo.
Before the races began, the 28-year old Indian national looked forward to race at the legendary circuit. “From what I have seen and heard, it seems like the kind of circuit I will thoroughly enjoy. We will definitely want to win again and we know it’s possible this time around”.
Patel and Gilbert managed a well-paced and mightily contested race 1 on Saturday to claim a podium finish for the team, collecting 15 points for the Championship challenge.
“We started pretty strong, qualifying P2 for both races, which was positive. Race 1 was a bit mixed, I lost a bit of time to Marchy early on and was a bit hard to recover from there, but a podium was good” said Patel.
Mitch agreed, “It was a bit of a tough day in Race 1. We were a little bit in the back and we had a different strategy than the rest, we ran old tyres when everyone was on new. It was a very hot race and we had to manage traffic, dropping a position while in the mix but I managed a good move on Peter Li to take a position and in the end, finishing third in a tough race was good for us”.
It was Race 2 that really exemplified the saying “that’s racing” for OD Racing. Gilbert started the race with slicks on a wet track but the 23-year old held on and maintained a steady pace despite the incident riddled session, handing the car to Patel in fourth during the pit-stop.
“We started the race on slicks despite the rain and I was pretty careful to get the car to Aditya so that when he got in with the wet tyres on he could do what he needed to do. I didn’t take any risks and brought the car to pit in fourth.
“When Aditya went out, it was the best I’ve seen him drive since Sepang in April. He did great to overtake all the cars ahead of him and we could have won with 10-15 seconds easily, without even trying…” said Gilbert.
Once Patel took over with the wet tyres, he just put his head down and pushed, overtaking the leading cars until he claimed the lead. Then, as luck would have it, with less than 15 minutes to go, Patel suffered a massively spectacular blowout on the main straight, seeing him careening almost into the gravel. Patel expertly manoeuvred the car to a steady crawl before stopping in the safety of the run-off area.
“Race 2 was our best chance and we knew we could win but that puncture, we can’t do much can we? All we can do now is look ahead and fight back in Fuji” said a very disheartened Patel after the race.
Gilbert summed it up for the duo later, “when you have a blowout like that when you are ‘winning’, it is pretty hard to take. At the end of the day, as I’ve heard a lot of times today, that’s what racing”.
Director of OD Racing, Cornelius Ee, had nothing but praises for the duo. “They fought hard and they fought well. We could all see that they had the pace to manage podiums and wins, it was just bad luck that caught us out today.
“We have no regrets. We can see that the team works well together and the car is exceptional around the tricky circuit, so we know we have more wins to take this season. It’s just a matter of time. It will not be easy, the competition will be tough but we will push through it and fight hard to regain that lead”.
The Blancpain GT Series Asia will remain in Japan for Rounds 7 and 8 at Fuji Speedway Circuit this 19-20 August.
June 25, 2017
Great Teamwork leads to Podium Finish for OD Racing at Buriram
Round 3 DNF was compensated when Gilbert and Patel fought to take Round 4 podium for OD Racing at Chang International Circuit
Monday, 22nd May. Kuala Lumpur – Team OD Racing showed that great teamwork can overcome obstacles when an incident riddled Round 3 DNF was overshadowed by an outstanding podium comeback the next day.
The Blancpain GT Series Asia weekend at Chang International Circuit was one to remember for OD Racing when a second row start was marred by an incident on the opening lap, causing a punctured tyre. Mitch Gilbert gingerly drove the #86 Audi R8 GT3 to pit, losing a substantial amount of time before heading out to fight for places. The long stint allowed Gilbert to reclaim some positions before handing over to Aditya Patel to finish off but the gearbox broke ending the team’s race halfway through the race.
Gilbert summed up the day well saying, “Race 1 was really, really disappointing. We had contact in turn which spun us around and then a puncture. After changing tyre, we dropped to 26th and almost one lap down but we fought to make our way back up to 10th. But that moment of slight happiness was short-lived when we suffered a gearbox failure soon after Aditya’s stint.”
“Of course race one didn’t go our way after we got shunted on turn 3. We tried our best but I guess that’s racing” quipped Patel.
Round 4 was a comeback race of sorts for the team over the weekend. After an off Qualifying session which placed the team 6th row on the grid at the start, Patel was able to move up the ranks quite quickly in the first stint before handing the car to Gilbert for a solid podium finish for OD Racing.
“I got off to a good start and gained a couple of places into turn 1. Fortunately I managed to stay out of trouble during the incident and found myself in 4th place. The pace was good for a few laps after the restart and then I started to lose some speed which eventually didn’t help especially when Mitch got stuck behind Marchy Lee and that made it a bit difficult for us. In the end, third place was good and we are sure to come back stronger in Suzuka” said Patel.
Gilbert agreed with the sentiment and said this of his race, “Race 2 was a chance for us to make amends but starting in P11, we knew it would be tough. Aditya had an awesome first few laps and got up to 4th! He dropped a few places before the pit stop but we managed to have a good race and on the last lap, I overtook a Ferrari for P3! It was awesome to get a podium after the weekend we had, and to be able to give back to all the OD Racing fans that were here in Thailand was a good feeling. We are definitely looking forward to a stronger weekend in Suzuka”.
Director of OD Racing, Cornelius Ee, said of the race “Buriram was the weekend that we had hoped to retain our Championship lead. Being a circuit that seems to be one of the most difficult to overtake during this season makes Qualifying a most important aspect of the race.
“The practice session showed us that we have the pace, which made us look forward to the race but as luck would have it, Saturday was just not our day when we suffered from a puncture and then a gearbox failure. That round 3 DNF really costs us a lot but thankfully, no one gave up and everyone pushed hard for Sunday’s race.
“Patel started round 4 from P11 and pushed to 4th but by the end of his stint, he was able to pass the car to Gilbert in P6. Mitch then put his head down and caught up to the leaders to finish the race in 3rd” said Ee.
The Blancpain GT Series Asia will head on to Japan at the Suzuka Circuit for Rounds 5 and 6 on 24th – 25th June 2017. “We are now five points behind from the championship leader but I know that the team will fight back strong in Suzuka, which I think favours the Audi R8 more” ended Ee.
June 25, 2017
OD Racing Makes History Winning Blancpain FT Series Asia's First Race
Gilbert and Patel takes pole, win and second placed podium at the inaugural Blancpain GT Series Asia weekend
Sunday, 9th April. Kuala Lumpur – It was an unforgettable outing for OD Racing when it made history as the first team to win the newly introduced Blancpain GT Series Asia. The silver/silver pairing of Mitch Gilbert and Aditya Patelmade their mark during the race weekend, battling it out against 22 other entries from around the Region amidst the sweltering heat of Sepang International Circuit.
Gilbert, who is based in Malaysia, summed it up perfectly for the team when he said of the win, “It is a pretty special thing. No one can ever take this away from us. We were the first car to ever go on pole position and the first car to ever win this, people can’t take that away from you. That’s pretty awesome”.
Earlier in the week, Gilbert set the fastest time during the Qualifying session to claim the team’s first pole position. He then took the Audi R8 GT3 off the line perfectly at the start of the race but his early gap was reduced when a Safety Car period was called out. He then had to keep his head down and pushed hard as the SC period ended, and from there the 24-year old gained a 10-second lead before handing the car over to Patel.
The Indian driver, a revered driver who has competed in open-wheel as well as tin-tops, took over and drove at a great consistent pace to increase the gap and thereafter claim the win for the team.
“Coming into the weekend, the entry list got stronger and stronger. Obviously we knew it would be tough but I think we had the pace to be confident of at least a podium finish” said Patel after the first race.
The team repeated their outstanding performance again on Sunday for the second race of the weekend, starting from 9th on the grid. Patel started the stint and wasn’t able to make headway despite a consistent pace before handing the car over to Gilbert. The team then had to serve a 10-second success penalty but the decision to pit-in early worked in the team’s favour and was up in sixth at the end of the pit-stops. From there, Gilbert just picked off his competition one-by-one before finally making a dash for second place towards the end of the race.
“Two podiums is quite unreal and I think it will take some time to sink in and also, we lead the Championship! Whoop whoop!” said Patel excitedly at the end of the weekend.
The team was on a high and both drivers could not stop smiling at the end of two very tough races. “If you look at the grid there’s ex-Formula 1 drivers, factory drivers and others, so for us as a small team, we’re relatively unknown drivers, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a really great result. Everyone on the team did a really good job to put the car on track” said Gilbert.
In just a few short months everything fell together for OD Racing when Cornelius Ee, Director of OD Racing, started speaking with the right people about the plans for the 2017 season.
“We decided to do Blancpain GT Series Asia because it’s always our goal to become one of the most successful GT racing team in Asia and this is the right platform for us. With the right plan and the right driver’s lineup, we just couldn’t resists to show what we can do in this very competitive series.
“We only had less than 3 months to plan this right after our Asian Le Mans stint and I think we made the best decisions. Going with Audi with the help of Audi Sport HK and our young and impressive drivers, we predict it will be a very good season indeed” said Ee.
The Blancpain GT Series Asia will take a 5-week break before heading to Thailand for Rounds 3 and 4 scheduled to be held at the Chang International Circuit on 20th-21st May 2017. “Our goal this year is the same as every year, which is to gain the most points possible. Mitch and Aditya are very passionate and share the same goals and determination to claim as many podiums as they can and looking at their performance this weekend, we have definitely made the right call to put them behind the wheel of the new Audi R8 GT3” ended Ee.
Gilbert will also be competing for OD Racing in the single make race, the Audi R8 LMS Cup, for the 2017 season which will begin in May.