Chandok wins Asian Formula Championship

India's Karun Chandok becomes the youngest ever racer to win the Asian Formula Championship.

updated: February 25, 2007 08:37 IST
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India's Karun Chandok became the youngest ever racer to win the Asian Formula Championship and set a record with eight wins in the just concluded 14 legged Formula Asia Championship that ended in Zuhai (China) on Sunday last. Addressing a press conference here, Vicky Chandok, a veteran of many laurels in the national scene and father of 17-year-old Karun said his son had been adjudged as the 'Most Promising Rookie in Asia', and invited to compete in the Macau World Cup on November 18. He said full grid of 31 Formula Asia 2000cc cars would be vying for honours in Macau and Karun's car had been tested successfully yesterday for the event. Apart from Karun, Asif Nazir of Mumbai, who finished runner up to Karun in the Formula Asia championship, had also been invited to compete at Macau, the toughest 'stand alone' event, he said. Karun, who had been roped in to drive in British F-3 Championship by the world's leading team, Carlin MotorSport, would have 30 tests done before the actual events start from March next year. The first leg of the 22-event of F-3 would commence in Brand Hatch on March 31, 2002. Vicky said his son was young and depending on his success in F-3 Championships, Karun would graduate to Formula One in another three years. "This is the target we have set and we will not like to rush up things," he said. (PTI)