Published on June 5th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Persistence Pays Off For Bradley Anthony In GR Vios Challenge Title Hunt
Apparently, if at first you don’t succeed at the GR Vios Challenge, just try again
Racecar driver Bradley Benedict Anthony, is hoping his 4th season competing in the GR Vios Challenge will be a charm, having missed out on the Sporting Class overall title for three consecutive years. As the old adage goes, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
21-year-old Bradley, who is currently second in the overall point standings after two GR Vios races in Season 6, came so close to being crowned the overall champion in Seasons 3, 4 and 5, but, as the other old adage goes, “close but no cigar,” for Bradley as he had to be satisfied with coming in second, and, on two occasions, third overall.
Moreover, in Round 2’s qualifying session at Sepang International Circuit this weekend, Bradley, who drives for Crestmax Motorsport, clocked sixth fastest. He was fighting for the top three positions in Race 1 on Saturday (3 June 2023) before settling for the fourth position at the GR Vios Challenge.
However, despite the string of bad luck at the GR Vios Challenge, Bradley Benedict Anthony is keeping his head held high and stated, “Hopefully, I can improve my lap times and get on the podium. For some strange reason, I couldn’t post a quick enough time during practice and qualifying no matter what I tried.”
On top of that, moving up from karting, the GR Vios Challenge was Bradley’s introduction into saloon car racing and the experience has been instrumental in shaping his racing career. Today, Bradley also competes in the national racing series and the annual Sepang 1000Km Endurance race.
Bradley, who is currently pursuing his degree in International Business, also said, “As a one-make race, the GR Vios Challenge helps to sharpen a driver’s racing craft because there is no advantage in terms of having more performance over the other competitor. Everything depends on your driving. This indirectly promotes a faster learning curve especially for new drivers.”
While, this story can be interpreted in any number of ways, we here at DSF hope that if you, our valued readers, take away anything from this and Bradley’s attitude to the GR Vios Challenge, it is that persistence always pays off and that no matter what, one should always keep pushing forward and eventually, everyone succeeds.
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