Percat Unstoppable: Makes History in India
1 November 2011
Walkinshaw and Coates Hire Racing’s Nick Percat has made history by becoming the first driver to win a race on India’s brand new Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi.
Holding the lead throughout the 10-lap race for Race 1, Nick Percat was the only Australian in the 20 car field for the weekend’s Formula MRF series races – a support category to India’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix.
"Hearing the Australian national anthem being played for the first time on the podium was pretty special. The Indian crowd really got behind it and recognised what we'd achieved which was great to see."
Race 2 saw Percat again start on pole but was unfortunately taken out of contention on the first lap when Kind made contact with the #4 Coates Hire car and damaged the rear suspension.
"It was frustrating because we'd had great pace all weekend, and we were taken out of the race by someone else's reckless driving." said Percat.
"Overall it was a great experience and fun to get back in an open wheeler, but now I'm focused on getting a result at the next round of the Fujitsu Series in a little over two weeks' time."
Percat will be back behind the wheel of the #222 Coates Hire Commodore at the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series round at Melbourne's Sandown Raceway from November 18-20