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Riding high: Akhil Kushlani at the Formula One BMW Championship held at Shanghai in China on Sunday.
Riding high: Akhil Kushlani at the Formula One BMW Championship held at Shanghai in China on Sunday.

Staff Reporter

Akhil Kushlani secured 8th position at the qualifying event held in Shanghai

Hyderabad: It’s all going well in the fast lane for the rookie racer, Akhil Kushlani. The speedster who is currently participating in the Asian Formula BMW Championship at Shanghai, China, has been invited to the BMW World Championship 2007 in Spain.

The racing prodigy from Hyderabad will be competing with racers from all parts of the globe where the winner will have gets a Formula One test drive with BMW.

Sunday’s race at Shanghai saw Akhil driving in the 5th round with heavy rain and wet racing conditions. However, the qualifying sessions saw him secure the 8th position.

Race 1 was a close call with Akhil starting at the 11 position and catapulted to the 2nd position before being held back again at the 11th position.

However, the racer started 9th from pole position in Race 2 and finished 10th in spite of stopping at the pits due to a minor accident while racing.


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