Starting from pole position, Kush Maini won a World Series karting race at the La Conca international Circuit in southern Italy on Sunday.

The 12-year-old Kush, who drives for Team Baby Race, was third overall in qualifying out of over 41 entries in the 60 Mini category.

All the participants were divided into four groups for the elimination heats to select 34 finalists.

Maini was in Group C and won two of the heats while coming second in one of them. This earned him the pole position.

“I have been driving Karts from the age of 5 and started racing at the age of 7. I spent last year racing in Italy which was a great learning experience for me.

“However WSK is the biggest race for me and to win here is fulfilling the start of a dream,” Maini said. — PTI

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