Mihir Avalakki wins Hyderabad Race
14-year-old Bangalorean, Mihir S Avalakki (studying in 9th Grade at National Public School, Rajajinagar, Bangalore), driving for birelArt India, finished as the Winner, in the Round 2 of FMSCI Rotax Max National Karting Championship 2018 (Junior Category), at Chicane Circuit, Hyderabad on 16th September 2018, in his second year of Karting.
Being the fastest, he earned P1 position in the qualifying. After finishing P2 in Heat 1 and P4 in Heat 2, he started at P2 in pre-finals and moved to P1 in the very first corner itself and held on to the same till the end of pre-finals.
Finals was a closely fought battle where Mihir started at P1 and held on to the position, for a nail-biting finish. He is currently at placed Second in the Overall Championship for 2018.
A bit of a background on Mihir, who was always passionate about driving, but started his professional racing a year back where he finished the 2017 FMSCI Rotax Max Championship at a promising 6th place, being a rookie.
Mihir has also got a great International exposure where he has represented birelArt India at the EasyKart Championship in Italy, Europe. He has raced in six different International Racing Circuits in Italy and is currently placed at Seventh in the Championship among 32 total drivers. This International exposure has helped him to raise his level of racing in India, which was evident in his Win in the Round 2 of the Indian FMSCI Rotax Max Championship.
Prior to this, Mihir was the National Champion in the FMSCI National 4 Stroke Karting Championship 2017, which earned him a free ticket to the FMSCI Rotax Max Championship for 2017.
Here’s what his Coaches have to say:
Marco Bartoli (Owner of birelArt India and Former Formula 3 Racer)
“We are very proud of Mihir’s accomplishments. He drove like a very experienced Driver and he handled the pressure increasingly well. He has shown to have great mix of technical skills, speed, consistency and maturity which are very rare for a Driver of his limited experience. He is definitely proving to be a bright star of the future”.
Preetham Muniyappa (Co-Owner of birelArt India and former Asia Karting Champion)
“I have been seeing the progress in Mihir from the time he has been driving with our Team and he has proved that he is a Champion in the making, which was evident in the round 2 of the National Level Championship at Hyderabad. This is the beginning for his long career and all the Very Best for Mihir”