The multiple-time Karting National Champion was also the first Indian motorsport athlete to receive the prestigious ‘Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakthi Puraskar’ in January 2020
Bengaluru’s Yash Aradhya will be the only Indian participating in the Open Category of the FIA French Formula 4 Championship, organised by the French Federation of Motor Sport Auto Sport Academy under the aegis of the Federation Internationale De’l Automobile (FIA), the world’s foremost motorsports governing body. The championship is scheduled at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, France.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the championship calendar was rescheduled multiple times and finally kickstarted in August 2020. While Yash hasn’t been able to compete in the first three rounds of the Championship due to Visa-related delays, he is all set to participate in the remaining four rounds, thereby, gaining a strong footing for the 2021 season in Europe.
Looking forward to the weekend, Yash said, “Finally the wait is over! I am thankful to my sponsors who stood by me even at this time of adversity and made this a possibility. I am very excited to race in these tracks for the first time. I will focus and learn the tracks, and adapt to the car as quickly as possible. I am confident that I will make them and my country proud.”
Sanjay Sharma, head, JK Tyre Motorsport, said, “Though the entire world is crippled with the pandemic, it is important to see opportunity even in this adversity. That’s how champions are made. However, as the world is slowly regaining its feet and so are the sporting events, I’m happy our boys from India are geared up to make an impression in the global arena. Yash has, time and again, proved his mettle both in domestic and international racing, and we wish him luck for this outing.”