Narain Karthikeyan to spearhead A1 Team India's challenge

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Ace driver Narain Karthikeyan will spearhead A1 Team India's challenge in next year's AIGP World Cup which will have Ferrari as its technology partner.

Promising youngster Armaan Ebrahim will make his debut as a rookie driver for A1 Team India while Parthiv Sureshwaran as second rookie in all the upcoming races scheduled for the 2008-2009 season which flags off on October 4-5th in Holland.

To have Ferrai as partner in only the fourth year of its (A1GP) formation, is a great achievement, asserted David Clare, CEO A1GP Asia Pacific.

''All 25 cars on the grid will have Ferrari chasis and engines and it is going to be a huge advertisement for the event,'' Clare added.

A1 Team india had finished 22nd position in its first season, 16th in the next and currently stand at the 10th position.

Team India has been a favourite on the track in the third edition of the event since it had two great wins in Zhuhai, China and Brands Hatch, the last race of the season.

''My aim to have more wins and lead the AI Team India to achieve more records,'' Narain Karthikeyan told media persons here today.

''There are lot of expectations from Team India and I am looking forward for a consistant performance,'' he added.

Narain said, having driven Formula 1 cars before, ''I am keenly looking forward to learn the technical dynamics of the new Ferrari Cars.'' The ace driver once described as the 'fastest Indian in the World' was happy to have Armaan Ebrahim and Parthiv Sureshwaran in his team.

Armaan has had past experience in A1GP and is fast emerging as one of Country's finest new talent in motor racing.

The combination of Narain, Armaan and Parthiv will represent India's best motor racing talent, added A1 Team India's CEO Andaleeb Sehgal.

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