Everyone knew Gautam Singhania with a racing heart, is now reported to take part in the open drift event of the Nissan Extreme Torque Show, to be held in Sunderland (England) on May 25 and 26, as an official Indian entry endorsed by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI).
It remains a fact that he owns numerous supercars and is also chairman and founder of SCC (Super Car Club) of India. Drifting is another passion of Mr. Singhania. And he in his debut won the amateur category in the All Stars European Drifting Championship in Malta in September 2012, and last year unveiled India’s first purpose-built drifting car. In addition, the MD of Raymond too brought other accolades to the nation at various international racing events. In fact, he owns a private drifting track on the outskirt of Mumbai (specifically in Thane) too.
This was noted during the FIA’s Asia Pacific Motor Sport Forum held in Colombo last month where the Chinese Taipei Motor Sports Association (CTMSA) extended to other ASNs (National Sporting Authority) in the Region an invitation to participate in their inaugural Green Drifting Gymkhana Prix 2015 to be held in Kaohsiung.
“Nine ASNs have already shown interest,” the CTMSA said in a communiqué.
The FMSCI has also proposed to send an official Indian team.
“Drifting is very exciting to watch, and I am sure being a viewer-friendly and easy-to-practice sport, it will go a long way in promoting motorsports amongst the auto buffs in the country,” said Akbar Ebrahim who was recently nominated by the FMSCI as India’s Deputy representative in the FIA.
“Gautam Singhania’s passion for motorsports in general and his pioneering effort in popularizing drifting in India is well known,” said Ebrahim.
Gautam Singhania said, “I am delighted to represent India in the forth coming Nissan Extreme Torque Show in England. I am looking forward to participate in this event. Drifting as a motorsport has always attracted and intrigued me. I always wanted to learn this form of motorsport and will definitely pursue this sport further. The drifting car is a testimony to that and I have been practicing in it to hone my drifting skills.”