Bangalore boy Yash Aradhya, multiple time National Champion in Karting and Formula 4 is all set to race in the FIA FFSA French Formula 4 for 2020. Yash is also the first Indian motorsport talent to receive the prestigious “Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakthi Puraskar” in January 2020.
The FIA Formula 4 French is organized by the French Federation of Motor Sport Auto Sport Academy known as "FFSA Academy" under the aegis of The Federation Internationale De’l Automabile known as “FIA”-the world Motorsports governing body.
The only Indian in the series, Yash will be participating in the Open Category of the FIA Formula 4 French which 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 next year 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 all excited to race in these tracks for the first time, I will focus and learn the tracks, adapt to the car as quickly as possible, I am confident that I will make them and my country proud.”
Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Head-Motorsport, JK Tyre 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 feet and so are the sporting events, I’m happy that 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.”