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Postby jaydeep » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:43 am

Narain is in discussion with Spyker and Williams for 2008 season.

Narain hails Mallya’s move

“I’m keeping my options open, but irrespective of whether I get into Spyker, I think Mr. Mallya buying into it is big for India. He’s influential and he has contacts, and that’s what it’s about at this level."

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Postby vkd_1717 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:30 am

Well with Mallya being a huge admirer of Ralf and Ralf's seat at Toyota being occupied by Timo Glock it seems that Narain's chances of getting that seat have been reduced. With Sutils current performances it will be a very difficult decision to pick Narain in ahead of him.

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Postby jaydeep » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:02 am

As per report Narain Karthikeyan will no longer include in the Toyota-powered team's plans as Germany's Nico Hulkenberg has been signed on as the official test driver next season.

The 20-year-old Nico Hulkenberg helped Germany's A1 GP team to win the title in 2006/07.

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Postby jaydeep » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:04 am

Check Narain's comments on his chances about F1 comeback and his goal after his first A1 GP victory.

‘I’ve unfinished business in F1’

"But Formula 1 is still unfinished business for me and while Williams is not happening, there is something for me there.”

“I deserve another shot at F1. I am fast and I have always driven well without driver aids. But for now I am glad we have sorted out our A1 qualifying woes. It’s good to win and it sends out the signal that I am far from finished.”

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Postby jaydeep » Tue May 20, 2008 12:59 pm

Very level headed but hard hitting interview by Narain ... :)

Whatever the odds, I take the challenge: Karthikeyan

Despite well-appreciated adulation, I still get a fair share of critical comments regarding my age and F1 plans. I think over the years I have learnt to not only take this in my stride, but actually further motivate myself to yet again silence the critics.

I am fitter than ever before, have gained very rich experience and definitely have it in me to continue to establish further milestones for my country in the world of motor sports. Whatever the odds may be, I am determined to succeed. Bring it on!

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Postby piranha » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:37 pm

NK is going NASCAR !!! He will be driving a NASCAR Truck in selected races this year.

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/82209

His career was going nowhere anyway, especially now when Karun stepped up to F1 and apparently has Bernie Ecclestone's support. NASCAR is a very competitive sport and it's a lot of money to be earned. Just ask Juan Pablo Montoya. :cool:

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Postby usaindian » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:37 pm

narian finished 13th in opening race
and he will race this week in kansas speedway

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Postby usaindian » Sun May 02, 2010 1:49 am

at this weekend race narain is qualifed 20th

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Re: Narain Karthikeyan Thread ...

Postby Sandeep » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:43 am

Narain won the Sunday's super league formula race. Super league formula race is a unique concept where all the teams are named after world football clubs. The field is very strong with two ex F1 drivers, current F2 champion, virgin F1 test driver and the current GP2 race winner and world series champion! Narain still did it, a very credible performance. He is representing PSV Eindhoven which is currently at the bottom of the table.

The next race is on Sep 4th. Go Narain

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Postby suresh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:52 pm

Actually Narain won the second race where the starting grid is in reverse order of finish in race 1. So Narain finished dead last in Race one which was won by Beijing Guoan (John Martin). The top six (based on points earned in the first two races) then race five laps (Super Final) to determine the prize money!Looks like Narain didn't make it to the Super Final and hence earned no money but garnered 50 points for his first place finish. More details are available here.

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Postby Sandeep » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:10 pm

Yeah, the entire process is a bit complicated but seems to be interesting. Anything is better than the formula 1 that is going on right now! Football club names mean that everyone has a ready favorite to choose from.

Actually Narain couldn't finish the first race and so started in the front and won the race. Probably part of the strategy!!!


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