Caterham Asia makes India debut

Also making its India debut is the F4 SEA Championship, which will run parallelly with The Caterham Asia Championship.

A Caterham Asia car during a test session at the MMRT on Friday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The Formula 4 South-East Asia Championship made its debut in India with the FIA-homologated cars getting a feel of the Madras Motorsport Race Track (MMRT) circuit here on Friday.

The drivers enjoyed the experience of racing on a “very difficult and technical track”. Also making its India debut was the Caterham Asia championship, whose cars went through a couple of test sessions with the track getting positive reviews from the drivers.

Two rounds of the F4 SEA Championship will be run over two weekends of September 1-2 and September 8-9. Each round comprises three races. The Caterham Asia Championship will run parallelly on both weekends with two races in each round.

The only Indian in Caterham Championship is former FMSCI president Vicky Chandhok who is participating as a guest driver. “I am getting into a proper racing car for the first time since 1993 on invitation from Campbell (Tupling), the CEO of Caterham Asia. It is also the first time I am getting into a Caterham car,” said 62-year old Chandhok, who incidentally, was the second quickest in both the test sessions on Friday.