Actor Kunal Kapoor to turn professional racer

Agencies Posted: Nov 19, 2012 at 1752 hrs
Mumbai Taking his passion for racing to the next level, actor Kunal Kapoor has decided to pursue his hobby as a professional sport.

The 35-year-old actor, who is a huge F1 and rally fan, is training under a coach and will be competing at the National Rally Championship next year.

\"I always loved fast cars but I realized that I needed to get off the road to test my limits, otherwise I would be endangering my life as well as the lives of others. The adrenaline rush I get when I am behind the wheels is just something else! That is when I got into rally driving, a year-and-a-half back,\" Kunal said in a statement.

\"My coach wants me to compete in the nationals. It is a skill that needs to be honed as you need to understand your car, the terrain you are driving on be it slush or mountains and develop the stamina needed to focus on long hours of driving,\" he added.

The actor was last seen in Anurag Kashyap\'s \'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana\'.