Up and coming Indian racer Parth Ghorpade today confirmed his participation in the Formula Pilota 2012 Championship (Formula Abarth Asia), with races to be held in China, Taiwan and Malaysia. The Asian series established in 2011, will include 20 European and Asian drivers, with the championship winner getting a four day test at the Formula One Scuderia Ferrari Academy. Parth will be driving for Eurasia Motorsport, who is also running four cars in the JK Racing Asia Series 2012. With motorsport on a surge in India, Parth is optimistic that this step will prove crucial in his bid to reach the top of the motorsport ladder.
Parth Ghorpade at the age of 18, is a five-time National Karting Champion, runner-up in the inaugural 2010 Volkswagen Polo Cup India, and recently competed in the Renault F4 series in 2011, finishing in the top five multiple times. Parth was also one of 30 young drivers from 26 countries and the only Indian to be shortlisted for the prestigious FIA Institute Young Driver Academy last year.