BENGALURU: Yash Aradhya was crowned the National Karting Champion in the Micro Max category (U-13) at ‘the JK TYRE FMSCI National Karting Championship 2014’.
Yash, who had the best year of his budding career, representing Meco Racing, stamped his class on the Micro Max category (drivers between the age of 7 and 12) at the championship winning four of the five rounds.
Competing on different racing tracks across the country, Yash amassed a total of 196 points to claim the championship. Yash was also adjudged as the ‘Best Karter of the Year 2014’ for his consistent performances and also awarded for the maximum number of wins in a championship.
The final race (Round - 5) held in Vizag recently witnessed Yash qualifying 2nd and finishing 1st in both the heats and further finishing 1st in the pre-finals and eventually winning the final race in style.
Yash had earlier won Round-1, Round-2 and Round-4 of the championship that were held in Hyderabad and Kohlapur earlier this year.
A composed Yash after the victory said, “It was a great team effort. Akbar Ebrahim Uncle’s mentoring, team Meco Racing’s support and all my hard work has paid off. My Dad has supported me immensely. All the ups and downs made me develop more patience, and my perseverance helped me focus on winning throughout the season. Competing in the Asian Championship has helped me develop my race craft.”
“I am very happy that I was able to finish 4th in the Rotax Max Challenge (RMC) Asia Series 2014 in my debut year. And further with the win in Kart Open Championship in the beginning of this year, I would say that this year has been the best year for me. I would like to thank my parents, my sponsors Aquaguard, Dixcy Scott and Aradhya Steel for putting their trust in me,” he said.
Akbar Ebrahim, his mentor said, “Yash came to me when he was just nine and has been under my guidance since the day he started Karting. He had raw speed in him that could be moulded. He is a diligent young man who follows all instructions carefully and has worked on his cardio fitness and nutrition without a break for the last three years. His hard work is now showing dividends and the results are a sign of good things to come from him in the future.”