Indian driver Kush Maini has become the first Indian to win a World Series Karting race at the La Conca International Circuit in Southern, Italy
Young Indian driver Kush Maini won the World Series Karting race in the 60 Mini category (drivers between the age group from 8 to 12) at La Conca International Circuit in Italy on February 3, 2013.
Out of 41 entries in his category, the drivers were divided into 4 groups for the heats, out of which Kush was in Group C. The 12 year old driver, who races for Team Baby Race won two heats and secured a second place in the third heat.
He secured a pole position in the qualifying and later went on to secure a third in the pre-final race. On a grid of 34 drivers in the final race, Kush started third and fought his way up to secure the win.
On becoming the first Indian to win a World Series Karting race Kush said, “I have been driving Karts from the age of 5 and started racing at the age of 7. I spent last year racing in Italy which was a great learning experience for me as I also got several podium finishes in many of the races. However WSK is the biggest race for me and to win here is fulfilling the start of a Dream to become one of the best Drivers. I am now looking forward to the balance three races of the Master Series as well as the two races of the Euro Series”.
The Bangalore go-kart racer is following the foot-steps of his elder brother Arjun Maini who had won the Force India talent hunt program, and is a part of the Sahara Force India Academy.