Bengaluru: The McLaren GT Driver Academy has chosen Akhil Rabindra along with seven other racers across the world as they look to continue developing and handing opportunities to some of the world’s best young drivers.
As part of this year’s initiative, four of the Academy drivers will compete in the 2017 British GT Championship. Sandy Mitchell, Ciaran Haggerty, Rabindra and Dean Macdonald, will join forces and compete in the national series with customer team Black Bull Garage 59 across its two-car 570S GT4 programme.
Rabindra and Macdonald will share the #59 570S GT4, making their series debuts against what’s shaping up to be another healthy and diverse GT4 class in the national series. The 20-year-old Indian Rabindra, moves into the programme after competing in both BRDC F4 and British F3 since 2013.
Bas Leinders, Team Manager, Black Bull Garage 59 commented, “We are delighted to have Akhil onboard for the 2017 season. Having competed in the top level of single seaters for the last few years in the UK he knows the circuits we will visit with the championship.”