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Meet Ruhaan Alva- Teenage racing prodigy set to race in 2023 GB4 Championship

With four championships at the age of 15, Teenage racing prodigy Ruhaan Alva is set to race in the 2023 GB4 Championship in the UK.

Meet Ruhaan Alva- Teenage racing prodigy set to race in 2023 GB4 Championship

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Updated: 7 April 2023 12:28 PM GMT

Ruhaan Alva, the young 16-year-old racing prodigy, has had a dream run in his racing career with 4 National Titles and Multiple Club titles, a total of 7 Titles under his belt already.

In 2021, he won 4 Championships in India at the very young age of 15 years. The young boy from Bengaluru, has already represented the country on several international platforms like the Rotax Grand Finals in Bahrain in 2021, the Ferrari Driver Academy Asia Pacific selection program, and the World Motorsport Games in F4 – 2022.

Last year, Ruhaan was inducted into the JK Tyre Motorsport scholarship program to nurture him further. into their scholarship program last year.

Ruhaan’s next big international outing will be for the 2023 GB4 Championship, which gets underway this weekend at Oulton Park in the UK.

The GB4 Championship is an extremely competitive single-seater motorsport series based in the United Kingdom. Indian rising star, Ruhaan Alva will race with renowned Fortec motorsport with their squad in the upcoming season.

The 16-year-old from Bangalore graduates to single-seater full-time after an impressive karting and racing career, including taking the Indian X30 title and front-running appearances at both the IAME International Final and Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.

More recently, Alva represented India at the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in Marseille, France, racing under his nation’s flag in the Formula 4 category.

The teenager has already received attention from the highest levels of the sport, having been selected last year for Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) trials for the Asia-Pacific zone. Now, Alva heads to UK shores and will contest the seven-event, 21-race GB4 calendar alongside Fortec’s other previously announced driver, Colin Queen.

Sanjay Sharma, Head of Motorsports, JK Tyre, said, “Ruhaan has been a trailblazer in the Indian racing circuit and now it is time that he proves his mettle on international soil. Nothing gives us more happiness than supporting our racers who proudly represent our tricolor. We wish Ruhaan the very best and we hope that this experience will propel him closer to his dream.”

About his race, Ruhaan Alva said, “I’m excited to be racing in the GB4 Championship this year with such a fantastic team as Fortec Motorsport. The aim is to use this as a springboard and to be as successful in single-seaters as we have been throughout karting. I’m grateful for the support JK Tyre has extended to me throughout my racing career. I also thank Mr. Vamcy Merla for believing in me and my talent. I look forward to representing our country and our Indian motorsport fraternity.”

In a recent announcement by Fortec Motorsport, Team Principal Oliver Dutton said: “We’re looking forward to working with Ruhaan. His is a name that has been cropping up on a few people’s radars recently, and we think he has a lot of potential. GB4 is a tough championship, as we found out last year, but with the right development and some experience, he can be a force to be reckoned with, and his addition to the team puts us in even stronger shape heading to Oulton Park this weekend.”

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