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Enthusiastic about winning the British GT championship


<p>Former Indian Formula 2000 champion Sai Sanjay Thirugnana Sambandam, 21, is excited to be competing in the British GT Championship for the whole season at Donington Park, UK, and is sure he will perform well. Sanjay would be the first driver from Tamil Nadu to compete in the elite British GT series for a whole season.</p>
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<p>With a McLaren Artura driven by Callum Davies and Sai Sanjay, the Race Lab team, who are vying for the British GT4 championship in 2023, is back in the class this year. In order to prepare ready for their British GT graduation, the pair used the same vehicle to take many GT Cup poles, victories, and podiums at the conclusion of the previous season. The seven-round season gets underway at Oulton Park on March 29.</p>
<p>“I’m excited to compete in the GT4 class of the British GT Championship to begin my first-ever full-season international GT racing career. Since GT Racing is all on endurance, it is a big departure from formula cars, and I am delighted to take on the new difficulties that come with it,” the Indian, who had a successful debut in the GT cars in October 2023 with Davies for Race Lab, added.</p>
<p>The VIT Chennai mechanical engineering student feels confident since he is mentally and physically ready for the demanding course. “In order to prepare for the British GT, I’ve spent a lot of time driving the circuits in the UK on my racing simulator. In order to prepare for my fitness, I have partnered with Basu Shankar of Primal Patterns in Chennai. Winning the British GT championship is the goal. As this would be my first international full season, it would mean a lot to me,” he stated from the UK.</p>
<p>This Formula One driver, who is the 2022 Indian National Champion, is keen to take on the very challenging British GT series with the Race Lab team after their partnership at the GT Cup Snetterton Finale last year showed promise.</p>
<p>The ability to fly the Indian flag with pride on the grid gives this voyage even more importance. Sanjay, whose idol is Ayrton Senna, stated, “It’s an honor and a source of great pride, and I am eager to showcase the strength and spirit of Indian motorsport on the international stage.”</p>
<p>Sanjay’s improvement in the sport has been consistent. In the UAE, he began karting at the age of 13, then in 2018, he switched to automobiles. became the Indian National Champion for MRF 2000. In addition to being a member of the NK Racing Academy, which was founded by India’s first Formula 1 driver, Narain Karthikeyan, he is now managed by Pinnacle Sports. Sanjay began competing in racing in 2015, and in 2018 he won the Rotax Senior Max UAE vice-champion title. That same year, he switched to formula cars and competed in the MRF 1600 and LGB Formula 1300 competitions. He consistently finished on the podium, turned several of the fastest laps, and in 2022 he won the Formula 2000 Indian championship.</p>
<p>Callum expressed his immense pride at becoming a member of a team that consists of Sai Sanjay, with whom he has previously achieved amazing accomplishments, and at continuing with driving coach Jon Lancaster.</p>
<p>Sanjay competed in races in Austria and Kerpen, Germany, throughout his karting career. He started racing automobiles and has since done races in Snetterton, UK. In the British GT season 2024, the drivers will go to Silverstone 500 from April 26 to 28, Donington Park from May 25 to 26, and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium from June 22 to 23 after the opening race at Oulton Park from April 1 to April 1.</p>
<p>They will return to Donington Park from September 7 to 8, followed by another round at Snetterton from July 12 to 14, before finishing the season finale at the storied Brands Hatch on September 28 and 29.</p>


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