Avant-Garde sponsors top Formula drivers at Rotherham Katukurunda

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Avant-Garde made an entry into Formula racing by sponsoring two well-known Formula drivers in Sri Lanka. The Avant Racing team, comprising Andrew Choksy and Liam Lawrence, were seen in their new livery at Rotherham Katukurunda last weekend. The premier circuit meet for the year is a highlight of the national championship with a record number of entries and participants. The Formula 4 event is a very competitive class comprising the best open-wheel competitors in the island. Avant Racing hoped to do well in their inaugural outing with their new drivers. Liam Lawrence topped the timings in qualifying with a blistering 1:08.156 and claimed pole position. Andrew Choksy qualified in fourth position with an equally quick 1:08.826, where the top four times were split between hundredths of a second. On race day, a racing incident cost Lawrence his position as he dropped to fifth overall. Choksy managed to convert his fourth position to a podium finish as he claimed third place at the chequered flag. The Avant Racing team had a very successful first outing during the weekend whilst claiming top times in qualifying and a podium finish on race day. “It was a tough race in extreme wet weather conditions at Katukurunda. We had to hold back a lot and drive smart in order to get a good result. I am delighted that I was able to bring home a podium finish for Avant Racing and keep the team flag flying,’’ Avant Racing Formula 4 EFi Driver Andrew Choksy said. Rotherham Katukurunda was the final race of the year for the Formula event and was seen as a widely successful weekend. Avant-Garde hopes to support racing in the Formula class and will be seen as a top contender with their drivers in the near future.