With the start of the 2013 campaign being the most successful for Ugbaja Grand Prix, Ugbaja Grand Prix TV takes a look at the team’s success since 2011.
Team Principal Nico Aaron Ugbaja talks about how progress has been so far for Ugbaja Grand Prix, and what plans he has for the team in the future.
I write this post during Ugbaja Grand Prix’s mid season break, the first two races of 2012 have been a mixed bag for us. We experienced what can only be described as “The worst luck possible” in Race Three, where the team by no fault of our own had victory snapped away. What made it worse was that we were on course for AT LEAST a podium from that race, until eight laps from the end I got black flagged on my stint dropping us to fourth.
After that race which was the worst moment of my racing career so far, I felt defeated, annoyed, I also blamed myself for everything so far. As team principal it is your responsibility to run the team to the best of your ability, after finishing fourth twice I studied the telemetry from both races really hard and took a different approach for the next race. Continue Reading →
Britain’s Dan Wells underlined his arrival on the Asian racing scene and his championship credentials with a near perfect weekend at the Ordos International Circuit in Inner Mongolia.
Having stormed to a dominant victory in race one on Friday, Wells returned to the podium in race two with a third place finish and then saved the best until last with victory in race three with a last lap maneuver to pass polesitter Antonio Giavanizzi.
Race two, eight-lap sprint
After a morning of showers, a wet but drying track posed a difficult choice for the drivers as to opt for slick or wet tyres, a choice that would ultimately decide the race outcome.
From pole position Wells opted to follow his championship rival and start on wets, leading into the first corner and until lap four when his front tyres had degraded so badly on the now near dry surface, that he could defend no longer. Continue Reading →
Watch Dan Wells take his trophy after winning Round 4 of the Formula Pilota China Championship.
Ugbaja Grand Prix secured its first podium finish of 2012, with a superb drive to second place at the Crawley International Endurance GP on Tuesday evening.
The team had been scheduled to take part in a similar race the day before, but the race was cancelled to lack of entries.
Going into the race, the frustrations of race three when the team finished fourth after being in contention for the victory for most of the race would almost certainly have been on the drivers minds. Continue Reading →
Even though the team carries the “Ugbaja” name, the team is more a family, a bunch of friends doing what they love the most …..
Which is racing, even thought the team does not own a kart at the present time, Ugbaja GP considers itself very much a Karting Team.
Who are Ugbaja Grand Prix?
Ugbaja Grand Prix Racing is a British Karting Team, Based in London, United Kingdom. The team was set up by Nico Aaron Ugbaja Praveen & Prakasan in 2011 to compete in endurance kart racing, with the intention of competing in higher levels of Motorsport in the future. On the 20th February 2011, the team competed in it’s first race at TeamSport: Crawley taking part in a TC90: Open Endurance Grand Prix. Ugbaja Grand Prix’s first victory came at that race with a dominating performance. Since then the team has moved from strength to strength, with 12 drivers currently racing for Ugbaja Grand Prix with the team competing in numerous races never finishing out of the top six.
2012 is under-way and sees the team fighting for podiums on a regular basis. Continue Reading →
Ugbaja Grand Prix endured a frustrating race last time out, finishing fourth after being in contention for the victory for most of the race. The team is set to race again on April 23rd, with a podium position at the finish being the automatic target.
” It was frustrating to leave Crawley last time round finishing fourth, when that was not were we should have finished.”
“For the next race fourth place will not be enough, we need a victory or a least a podium for it to be a successful evening, only then will I leave the racetrack satisfied”
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Follow us in 2012 on a special journey as the team pushes for victory once again, even though it has been a long time away from the kart, the mood is optimistic that some fantastic results can be achieved this year.
Ugbaja Grand Prix’s 2012 campaign gets under-way on the 27th February in Crawley, The team set the bar really high winning their début race last year in dominating fashion. They picked up a 4th place in their second race in tough circumstances. Can they win again this year?
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