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Ajith Kumar to drive in F2 European season 2010

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Actor Ajith Kumar will be testing his skills in the Formula 2 European season this year, becoming the third Indian after Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaran to join the 2010 F2 grid. Photo: Special Arrangement
The Hindu Actor Ajith Kumar will be testing his skills in the Formula 2 European season this year, becoming the third Indian after Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaran to join the 2010 F2 grid. Photo: Special Arrangement

A known motor racing enthusiast, Tamil cinema star Ajith Kumar will be testing his skills in the Formula 2 European season this year, becoming the third Indian after Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiva Sureshwaran to join the 2010 F2 grid.

Ajith, as he is known, made his racing debut in 2003 in the Formula BMW Asia series and moved to the UK the next year where he made a podium finish.

Speaking on his latest venture, Ajith said he was really excited about racing in F2.

“I have a great regard for (F2 series Director) Jonathan Palmer -- thanks to him and his efforts Formula Two is the next best thing after F1. Coming from India with a population of one billion plus, I want to take motor racing in this country to the common man. Right now, it is still a niche sport largely popular in the urban areas. Given my profile as a film star, I hope to use my status to popularise the sport in India,’’ Ajith said in a statement here.

He was confident of “achieving some success’’ in this year’s FIA Formula Two Championship,’’ and said he had tested some cars in Malaysia.

“I am looking forward to more practice runs in the F2 car at Snetterton and Silverstone before the event kicks off. I hope my participation, along with Ebrahim and Sureshwaran, will create the right amount of interest in the sport in India,” Ajith said in a statement here.

F2 Series Director Palmer said he was delighted to welcome Ajith to the F2 circuit and said “To have a well-known Indian film star who has demonstrated such ambition now racing in F2 is very exciting for the championship.... The F2 team and other drivers look forward to giving maximum support to help Ajith become increasingly competitive.”

Prior to taking to films, Ajith, was a motorbike racer, but had to dedicate more time to films once he changed tracks.

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Well done Mr.Ajith Kumar.I wish that one day you will drive for Mclaren in F1 very soon . I will soon see you driving in Yas Marina Circuit in Abudhabi-UAE and our Indian Flag will fly high inside the yas circuit..GOD Bless you in all your endeavours.

from:  Danny paul
Posted on: Mar 19, 2011 at 02:01 IST

I am proud to be one of the Ajith's fan both in cinema and formula 2.

from:  k.shivakumar
Posted on: May 28, 2010 at 17:25 IST

thala rulezzz

from:  pramod kumar
Posted on: May 9, 2010 at 22:31 IST

NO ONE IS MATCH FOR THALA
THALA ROCKS

from:  abdul
Posted on: May 7, 2010 at 14:59 IST

All the best.. I like your character very much.

from:  omprakash
Posted on: Apr 7, 2010 at 10:20 IST

Ajith, the inspiration of South India, now going to be an inspiration for whole India and a motor sport hero for all fans in the world. I am sure, those who love sport is also going to join in Ajith fan club.....

from:  Magesh
Posted on: Apr 6, 2010 at 16:48 IST

Proud to be your fan, dear Ajith. Hats off to you. All the very best for your success in everything you do..

from:  Neethi rajeshwari
Posted on: Mar 29, 2010 at 23:09 IST

I am really proud of Ajith fan...

Thala Rocking again....

from:  akilesh
Posted on: Mar 27, 2010 at 12:47 IST

All the best Mr Ajith, all our prayers and wishes for you.

from:  Jai
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 18:35 IST

Good luck for you dear THALA.
Victory is yours :)

from:  Fatima
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 18:19 IST

Thala Rocks Again ............

All the Best.

from:  BALAJI
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 17:11 IST

Very hard working good actor

from:  vidhyashalini
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 16:35 IST

Good thought of popularising motor sport in india, but should also bring it accessible for medium class people

from:  Baskaran
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 15:47 IST

keep it up sir

from:  Santhi
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 15:16 IST

Mr.Ajitkumar, as a super star in Tamil film will succeed in his endeavour. And bring fame to our nation and for himself.His consistent efforts will be the booster to other dynamic personalities of ths generation. I wish him all success and triumph.

from:  Nagireddychinnaraju
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 14:55 IST

I am a great admirer of him. He is a successful man, in his love, career and life. I am very proud that Ajith Kumar, bring proud to India. All the best.

from:  Imran
Posted on: Mar 25, 2010 at 14:51 IST
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