Young Indian racer Parth Ghorpade finished a tough weekend with a podium finish in Race 3 at Round 5 of the 2012 Formula Pilota Championship. He had earlier finished in 5th & 9th position in Races 1&2. However he still lies 3rd in the overall championship and 1st in the Asian category. Parth had qualified in 2nd position for all three races.
In Race 1 on a wet track, Parth had the perfect start and led into the first corner. He continued to lead for 3 laps before going off track due to brake issue, putting him at the back off the field. He fought back from last place to finish in 5th position. Before the start of Race 2, Parthâ€™s car stalled on the grid, with the team not able to identify if it was a mechanical or driver error. Race 3 saw Parth drop from P2 to P4 at the start but he managed to pass Sean Galeal to make it to the final step of the podium. His third place in Race 3 gave him the win in the Asian category to further strengthen his lead in the class. His team-mate and overall championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi won all 3 races.