'Fastest Indian' just a tag', says Narain

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Chennai, May 26: Motosport icon Narain Karthikeyan today had a hearty laugh about he being referred to as ''the fastest Indian in the world.

Asked about how he felt being described as the ''fastest Indian''.... during his brief reaction with the media after launching the Amaron Battery company's new product for two wheelers here, Narain sporting a broad smile quipped ''it's just a tag.'' ''I got it after first winning a race in 2000'', he recalled, laughing, thereby hinting that he did not gloat over the fact at all.

Answering a few questions on his current form and engagements on the track, Narain said it felt good to have won the A1GP in China.

''As a team we had a good season in A1GP in china and Great Britain. But I had a little bit of bad luck suffering an injury in South Africa'', Narain said.

''Our A1GP team's position is better but we must aim to finish on top. We need a little bit of luck'', he observed, adding ''you have to be no 1.'' Asked about his plans of making a return to the F1 track, he said '' I am planning for it. But right now I am concentrating on A1GP.'' Asked if he was pally with another youth icon among sportspersons, cricketer M S Dhoni, Narain said Dhoni also likes speed and bikes. ''We have also done an ad film together'', he added, indicating that it was the reason why they got along well.

He answered in the negative, smilingly, when asked if Dhoni had given him any tips on speed.

Narain, along with Arman Ebrahim and Aditya Patel, is the brand ambassador of Amaron batteries.

UNI

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