Elghanayan confirms KTM GT4 program
Nicolai Elghanayan has introduced his return to the SRO Motorsports GT4 America sequence, previously the Pirelli World Problem GTS class. Racing the No. 71 KTM X-Bow with MarcoPolo Motorsports, Elghanayan will run the complete dash season, consisting of eight doubleheader race weekends.
“I’m wanting ahead to the brand new 2019 SRO GT4 of America season,” mentioned Elghanayan. “The group has accomplished many hours of preparations on the automotive to get it prepared for the season opener at St. Petersburg. We have now accomplished a variety of testing and a handful of races over the months to get myself and the automotive in prime form. I’m excited to get again into the GT4 X-Bow and compete towards a bunch of excessive degree drivers once more. This might be my first full season with GT4 America and I can not look ahead to this thrilling journey to start.”
Elghanayan ran a partial season within the sequence in 2018, incomes one win and three extra podiums all through the Dash and SprintX season. At Lime Rock Park, the rookie had his most profitable skilled race weekend so far, scoring each pole positions and ending on the rostrum for the 2 races. Within the closing two occasions of the 2018 season, the No. 71 MarcoPolo Motorsports KTM X-Bow obtained the brand new evo equipment, performing robust to earn two prime 5 finishes within the finale occasion.
Through the off season, Elghanayan participated in charity occasions, utilizing his sports activities automotive racing profession elevate cash for non-profit foundations. In October, the 24 year-old raised $14,000 when he auctioned off a VIP expertise at an expert race occasion in 2019, in addition to scorching laps on observe in his KTM X-Bow on a non-public observe day. All proceeds from his public sale experiences went on to the non-profit, the one nationwide, multi-city group to supply authorized companies, coverage advocacy, and coaching and schooling to guard immigrant ladies and women fleeing gender-based violence.
This month, Elghanayan auctioned off one other race expertise bundle mixed with a weekend in downtown Las Vegas, elevating $21,000 for the Kids’s Hospital of Orange County, a facility Nicolai as soon as attended as a affected person.
“Whereas I could also be early in my profession, and have but to realize any sort of fame, I can nonetheless use the assets I’ve accessible to make a distinction,” mentioned Elghanayan. “Racing is one thing anybody can connect with and get enthusiastic about. By making these experiences accessible for others, we are able to elevate cash for necessary causes, make a distinction in somebody’s life, and perhaps earn a pair new followers within the course of.”
Craftsmen Industries, the market chief in design, engineering, and manufacturing for advertising automobiles, has joined the MarcoPolo Motorsports program as a brand new companion for the 2019 season. Additionally becoming a member of this system for the 12 months is Kollin Altomare Architects, Elghanayan’s new employer following his commencement from USC Structure Faculty final 12 months.”