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19 new drivers selected for VW Ameo Cup 2018

6th Feb 2018 4:58 pm

Out of the 96 drivers shortlisted to participate in the Drivers Selection process, 19 drivers made the cut.

Volkswagen Motorsport India has finalised the 19 new drivers who will be participating in this year’s Ameo Cup championship. The new drivers will participate in the upcoming season alongside some of the previous seasons’ drivers.

The Drivers Selection process was held at the Indi Karting Track in Kharadi, Pune on January 27-28, 2018, with Volkswagen Motorsport India’s Driver Coach, Rayomand Banajee, being the chief selector. From over 1,500 registrations, 96 drivers were shortlisted to participate in the selection round.

The first day of the Drivers Selection process consisted of three karting sessions – the first session being a slalom course to understand the handling characteristics of the karts, followed by a second session of cornering drills. The third session was a timed lap, which helped the selectors to group drivers with similar lap times together, for the next day.

The next day started off with fitness sessions, following which the participants took to the karts, once again and were judged on their racing line and driving technique. This was also followed by a timed lap in the kart, which helped to tally the final score.

Ultimately, 19 new drivers made the cut, including two female drivers. The youngest driver selected this season is 19-year-old Yash Ojha from Lucknow, while the only international participant is Arefeen Raafi Ahmed from Bangladesh.

The format of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2018 will be the same as last year’s with a total of 10 races, throughout the season. The drivers would be classified in the Pro and Junior categories, based on their experience in racing. At the end of the season, the winner of the Ameo Cup Pro category will get a sponsored seat in a higher series of racing, while the winner of the Ameo Cup Junior category will get a sponsored seat in the Ameo Cup for one more year, to gain more experience.

List of the selected 19 new Drivers 

Sr.No.

Driver Name

Age

City

1

Akshay P Bhivshet

25

Goa

2

Anikesh Verma

21

Noida

3

Arefeen Raafi Ahmed

27

Bangladesh

4

Aswin Prakash

21

Kerala

5

Anuranjan Velmurugan

21

Chennai

6

Ayush Tainwala

28

Mumbai

7

Bagwan Gowda

21

Bangalore

8

Gagandeep Singh

23

Chhattisgarh

9

Jay Sanghrajka

21

Mumbai

10

Renuka G

29

Bangalore

11

Shivani Pruthvi

20

Davangere

12

Sarthak Juneja

21

New Delhi

13

Shubhomoy Ball

22

Bangalore

14

Shantanu Bhartiya

21

Delhi

15

Siddharth Mehdiratta

25

Lucknow

16

Sai Sharath Kowdi

22

Hyderabad

17

Siddesh Mashelkar

27

Goa

18

Vaibhav Marathe

34

Goa

19

Yash Ojha

19

Lucknow

 

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