Where are Indians racing this weekend (August 25-27)
With Force India, Mahindra and Arjun Maini all in action this weekend, there will be plenty of races to keep the Indian motorsport fans occupied.
Force India (F1 Belgian GP)
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After a one-month summer break, F1 returns to action at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, venue of Force India’s maiden podium finish in 2009.
Since Force India has traditionally gone well around the 7.0 Km circuit, it should be in a position to fight for a top-five result again.
The Silverstone-based team currently holds the fourth spot in the championship, but is yet to score a podium this year. Spa provides the best opportunity to put that right, should any of the frontrunners trip over each other.
Mahindra (Moto3 Silverstone)
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Expectations from Mahindra’s Moto3 arm will be a little lower at Silverstone, despite memories of Francesco Bagnaia’s podium result from last year running fresh in the mind.
Mahindra’s performance has nosedived this year, with the Indian manufacturer scoring points at roughly half the races so far. With the impending exit from the junior class of MotoGP, things are unlikely to improve much.
But Silverstone’s fast corners should suit the characteristics of the MGP30, giving some hope of a strong result at the British track.
Arjun Maini (GP3 Spa-Francorchamps)
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Arjun Maini has been a little out of shape since his maiden victory in the opening round of the season in Barcelona. While Maini always been quick, he has found it difficult to knit together a perfect weekend.
Moreover, Jenzer hasn’t been as competitive at other venues as it was in Spain.
But there is every reason to believe that the 19-year-old will rebound this weekend at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps Circuit.
Krishnaraaj Mahadik (British F3 Snetterton)
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Fresh off his maiden British F3 victory at Brands Hatch, Krishnaraaj Mahadik will return to action at the Snetterton circuit.
Mahadik has been away from racing since the end of last season, but his Brands Hatch performance proved he’s lost none of his form.
While it might be overly optimistic to expect another win from the young Indian, one can hope that he consistently races toward the sharp end of the grid this weekend.
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