Friday, March 6, 2009

India doing well in New Zealand

Even though India lost the T20 games at the beginning of the tour it seems that this is turning out to be a good tour for India. India won the first ODI and looked all set to win the second one as well before the rain played spoil sport. All the batsman are in form and look like they have used to the climate and the pitches. Even the bowlers are doing well. Rahul Dravid who will play only the tests scored a century in the practice game he played for one of New Zealands domestic teams.

It looks like India will finally end the long gap and will win a One Day and Test series in New Zealand this year.

Narain to test the Audi R10 TDI

Looks like the fortunes for India's most known race driver are finally turning good again. He is all set to test drive the Audi R10 TDI which participated in the Le Mans endurance race. NDTV broke the story and the contents are listed below.

India's most successful racing driver Narain Karthikeyan will test for Team Kolles Audi R10 TDI LM P1 Sportscar, which will compete in European Le Mans series (LMS) and The 24 Hour Le Mans endurance race in this year.

The diesel powered Audi R10 TDI is amongst the most successful racing cars in history, with three consecutive Le Mans victories in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

The private test will be conducted at the Eurospeedway Lausitz Circuit near Berlin in Germany. Team Kolles owner is Colin Kolles, who was Karthinkeyan's Team Principal when he raced for the Jordan Formula 1 team in 2005.

The test will be conducted during the week starting March 8. It will focus around evaluation of an improved aerodynamic package, and will offer Narain his first taste of an LM P1 Sports Prototype racer.

Along with the Monaco GP and the Indianapolis 500, The 24 Hour Le Mans endurance race is one of the holy trinity of international motor races held annually since 1923, over the second weekend in June.

"I am very excited about this test that Dr Kolles has offered me. I have been following the Le Mans races for many years now, and have been waiting for the right opportunity to test one of the front running cars," Karthikeyan said. "

I hope NK gets his hands behind the wheel of an F1 car again as he is clearly one of the most aggressive drivers that i have seen. I wish him all the best.