“It’s a great feeling being on the podium here in front of my home crowd and to do it again today (Sunday) feels just brilliant”, said Patel.
Fellow Indian, Akhil Khushlani impressed with his driving skills and finished seventh while Raj Bharath and Vishnu Prasad ended ninth and tenth, respectively. On a whole, it turned out to be a proud and outstanding weekend for India at the JK Racing Asia Series Round 12.
Aditya bettered Saturday's third place end by finishing second after starting fourth on the grid.
“It’s such a hard race because on the first lap I fought with Nabil and Afiq. I managed to get past Afiq on turn 5, something I did not do yesterday (Saturday). I realised last (Saturday) night what my mistake was and tried correcting it and it worked today (Sunday) and I got past Afiq there”, he said.
Championship leader Nabil Jeffri started on pole while Saturday’s race winner Afiq Ikhwan began in second position followed by South African Rookie Aston Hare.
“Afiq and Aston caught up with me in the slipstream and the race became a little bit tight. Fighting right through the race I ruined my tyres a bit early and I think after six laps I was sliding all over the place so it was really hard for me to keep Aston behind. Because we are teammates and the last thing teammates want to do is take each other off or something. It was the best I could do, I tried defending for a while but Aston was definitely quicker so no point really doing anything stupid so second is pretty good," said a satisfied Patel.