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Rabindra stays with Aston Martin academy, to compete in European GT4

The Indian continues to be part of the Aston Martin academy.

Akhil Rabindra will continue to be part of the Aston Martin Academy for another year in 2020 with 12 others as his plans for the 2020 season has also been announced. The Indian will continue in the European GT4 Championship albeit with a different team.

The season has already started with the first round at Monza where AGS Events fielded Valentin Hasse-Clot and Theo Nouet in the Silver class driving the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4. It remains to be seen which numbered car Rabindra will drive in the series.

Last year, Rabindra was part of the PROSport Performance outfit, where he finished eighth in the drivers' standings with a podium to his name despite having missed one event. He also raced in IMSA-backed support events in USA, where he won in his category.

To continue gaining experience, Rabindra has competed in 24 Hours races as well. "I am extremely excited and delighted to be on the AMR Driver Academy again this year," said Rabindra. "Last year was a very strong year where I went from strength to strength.

"This year my focus is to build further on last year's success and get the junior contract at the end of the year. I look forward to the season starting and getting on the podium again. I would like to thank my sponsors, ASM Technologies, SmartFix& Forms and Gears for their continued support and faith in my dream."

Aston Martin Racing President David King added: “That there is a fresh group of talented individuals ready and eager to participate in the 2020 Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy, in spite of the difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrates the value of this initiative and the importance of the junior GT racing ecosystem.

"It remains our mission to uncover the best young talent emerging through our customer network, so that we may both assist them in their future careers and protect the competitve prospects for Aston Martin Racing and the teams that race our cars in the long-term.”

Rabindra will start his season from Round 2 onward at Misano on August 8-9, with races then at Nurburgring (September 5-6), Zandvoort (September 25-27), Spa-Francorchamps (October 24-25) and Paul Ricard (November 1-15).

[Image courtesy: Akhil Rabindra Facebook]

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