At the CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship in Portimao, Portugal, Indian junior racer, Kush Maini suffered an unexpected setback.
The 14-year old, who started the race at the fifth position, moved into the third position on the grid. However, during the penultimate laps in the race, engaging in a neck-to-neck race with Spanish go-kart driver David Vidales, there was a contact between the two drivers. It resulted in the Indian being excluded from the race standings, despite having completed the race in the third position.
The Indian and his team, Forza Racing, have however lodged an appeal against this decision. The outcome of the same is expected to come before the next leg in the series, to be held in Donington Park, in Great Britain.
The teenager shared his thoughts on the appeal and used the opportunity to acknowledge the team’s support.
“At the end of the first round of the CIK-FIA European championship round 1, we finished 3rd in the final. But after the race we got excluded because of an incident on the track. We have appealed against it and we will await the results. Thank you Forza racing for all the hard work, and my mechanic Stewart Gibson.”