Uttar Pradesh teen doubles in national motor racing event | Lucknow News
An intermediate student, Shahan took pole position after losing the first race due to an overheated clutch but won the next two races beating 11 drivers.
The championship has four rounds, and the second will be organized in December and the other two in the first quarter of 2022. There are three races in each round and the driver with the most points after reaching the podium will be declared champion at the end of fourth round.
In Sunday’s first race, the clutch in Shahan’s car overheated, allowing him to finish seventh, but it helped him start from second place in race two where the top eight of the first race were placed in reverse order.
It was a good start this time around and Shahan took the lead on the first lap. It was then a simple race for Shahan as he won his first single-seater victory with more than four seconds. He achieved the double in the third race, where he started from the front row and took the lead in the first lap himself and finished more than seven seconds ahead of the second.
“After being away from the races for so long due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was like the first time when the weekend kicked off.
It was a good race and I felt comfortable from the start. With the exception of the first race where my clutch overheated and I lost places at the start, it was a fantastic race for me as I got my first pole in a single-seater and also had two wins on three races in the 12 rider peloton, ”said Shahan, the quadruple Indian national Karting champion and winner of the 2016 Asian Championship held in Malaysia.
Shahan’s father, Shahroo Mohsin, is an Agra-based shoe baron.