Karting: 8-year-old Bangalore boy Ruhaan shines in England

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Ruhaan Alva
Northampton, Sept 15: Bangalore boy Ruhaan Alva bagged the second spot in both races in the novice IAME Club category, the support races for the S1 British Karting Championship, here on Sunday (September 14). The 8-year-old was eighth and seventh overall in the two races held at the PF International Circuit.

The heats were conducted late on Saturday night and Ruhaan qualified seventh and eighth in the first two heats respectively. Points are given for the positions in the heats and as a result of the seventh and eighth positions, Ruhaan got the eighth position on the starting grid.

It was a normal first race without any incidents in the first race but in the second, another karter spun off and Ruhaan had to brake. This pushed him down to the last position. However, the third standard student of NPS (Koramangala) fought back and clinched the seventh place overall.

"I would have liked to finish first. But it is okay, you win some and you lose some," he said.

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