JK Tyre backed Indian driver shines in F4.
JK Tyre backed Indian driver Kush Maini has moved to second place in the rookie drivers’championship after finishing among points in the two of the three races in Round 4 of the Italian F4 Championship, here.
The JK Tyre supported driver now has a total of 131 points with two top-10 finishes.
Qualifying was so tight that even though Kush was only 0.5 secs off pole position he had to be content starting 11th in a field of 31 cars for Race 2 while starting 15th for Race 1.
Mugello is one of the most difficult tracks to learn but Kush’s best laps of 1:48.257 and 1:47.741 showed that there was room for improvement in the races.
Race 1 saw the youngster slip down the grid to the last spot after his car stalled but managed to make up good time and finish 18th, after passing 13 cars and placing 7th amongst the rookies.
Race 2 saw Kush retire early in the race due to a broken front wing in spite of which he was holding onto 13th position for a long time and was unable to capitalise on his good starting position.