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Cine Star Ajith To Revive His Racing Passion


Chennai: Tamil film actor Ajith Kumar will be back to racing this Sunday. Ajith, who had taken part in the National Racing Championships at Sriperumbudur in 2002, will make a comeback to motorsport at the MRF Racing Challenge on a Formula 1600 car in the last round at the Madras Motor Race Track.

“I missed the sport which I enjoy so much,” said Ajith, whose passion for the sport is well known. A back injury may have played a villain, and kept him off the track for six years, but on Friday, when he took the five laps during free practice, the rustiness did not show. “I clocked one minute 48 seconds, which is not bad considering the all time fastest record is held by Narain Karthikeyan, at 1 m 40.01 seconds. I hope to improve my timing to 1 m 45 seconds on Saturday,” said Ajith, speaking to TOI. The actor confessed that he was a little out of shape physically, since he had been unable to hit the gym due to other commitments. “But I am raring to go and have a shot at the championships on Sunday,” he added.

Former Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan, who was instrumental in coercing Ajith back to the track, was at hand at Sriperumbudur during the practice session, and Ashwin Sundar. Pulling into the pit lane on two occasions the actor, an action hero in reel life, sought advice from Narain Karthikeyan and Ashwin Sundar for some tips for the qualifying races on Saturday. Ajith will be pitting his skill against 10 other drivers.

“I am participating in the event to raise more awareness for the sport, and with India hoping to play host (in 2011) to the Formula One, I want to give it my best,” said Ajith. The actor had taken a break from films when he participated in the National racing here eight years ago. He also Ajith had taken part in the Formula BMW championship in 2003 and the British Formula Scholarship class in 2004. “I came third on two occasions,” recalled the actor with pride.

Source: Times of India (Dated: 13-2-2010)



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  1. says

    Vijay compared with Ajith :

    Vijay – Rich family
    Ajith – Rs.1350 per mnth salary in mechanic shed.

    Vijay – 1st 7 films with father
    Ajith – no background

    Vijay – dance 1ly
    Ajith – car race, bike race champion, pilot, aero modelling.

    Vijay – background of media & DMK.
    Ajith – background of fans

    vijay – no awards
    Ajith -4 filmfare , 8 tamilnadu govt awards.

    The Real life HERO THALA POLA VARUMA..
    U cant edit dis msg bcos history cannot be edited.

  2. rajasekar says

    Thala u r my role model .come on thala u can win this race……..come on cheer up …..we fans will be with u………you will win the race be confident thala…..

  3. Yogesh.C says

    One man i also will think about when my energy level goes down… Thala its you… U have shown us wat is self confidenence and hard work…. We follow u till our life end… Good Luck….

  4. manikandan says

    god may wid u THALA.. come on back to race.. we are all expecting.. but please take care sir.. we want you… we never loose u.. if u hav any injury wat we do.. we pray for you.. come on.. keep rocks THALA sir..

  5. arun says

    be careful while driving and we need you for many years to see you in films…….all the best for the next 50th film in new appearence….. dont forget us,so release your next movie as soon as possible……. we are with you always thala………. take care my roll model ajith.

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