Repost: How Patel & Gilbert missed Blancpain GT Asia 2017 title by one point
When the season started nor the drivers Aditya Patel and Mitch Gilbert, nor the team OD Racing had the idea that they will be able to fight for the 2017 Blancpain GT Asia title.
All of them had the goal to finish on the podium and probably get a win or two, however, they made history by winning the first race itself.
However, by mid-season, even though they collected podium finishes, but with some retirements and mistakes, they fell behind in the title battle.
Despite that, they kept themselves in the game and did what they could in the finale by winning both the races - but it wasn't to be as their rivals had enough buffer to play with.
Here's how they managed to become serious contenders, even though the team was only put up few weeks before the championship started.