Chennai, Mar 21 (PTI) Ruhaan Alva, a fifth standard student in Bangalore, made a memorable debut at the Easykart Championship by claiming victory in the Mini 60 category in Castelletto, Italy.

10-year-old Ruhaan, supported by iconic Italian kart manufacturer Birel Art, grabbed pole position before winning both the pre-final and final on Sunday.

The performance was all the more creditable since Ruhaan had barely two days of practice at the track before the race weekend.

Ruhaan s father, Umakanth, a former Rally driver, said, “It was a tight squeeze as Ruhaan was also preparing for his annual exams which commenced a day after we returned from Italy.”

The Easykart championship resumes on April 8 with the second of the nine rounds.

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