Ruhaan Alva finishes ninth overall in tough field

By | October 6, 2014

Nottingham, October 6: Bangalore lad Ruhaan Alva capped his 2014 stint of karting in the United Kingdom with a commendable ninth overall in the ‘B’ final of the Little Green Man Championship at the PF International Circuit here on Sunday. He is with team Fusion Motorsport.

The eight-year-old has moved out of the novice class, in which he got several podium places, and is competing in the overall category that has drivers more experienced than himself.

“I am happy with the effort and look forward to coming back next year,” said an excited Ruhaan. “I was overjoyed when the spectators cheered me for overtaking six other experienced drivers. This gives me confidence. To finish ninth overall feels good, particularly since I am not competing in the novice class anymore.”

Ruhaan was 10th fastest in qualifying out of a field of 30 drivers and had three heats to decide on the start order. He started 21st in the first heat and ended up finishing where he started. In the second heat he started sixth and was shunted out at the first corner and had to begin from last position and made up five places to finish 25th. In the final heat, Ruhaan started in 21st and finished 24th since he got blocked at the start.  

Ruhaan poses in Nottingham. An Alva image

Ruhaan poses in Nottingham. An Alva image