Indian Won Asian Karting Championship

IAS Prelims 2023

Indian racer Shahan Ali Mohsin created history by clinching the Micro Max title in the final of the Asian Karting Championship at Sepang (Malaysia).

Mohsin aged 12 from Agra (India) managed to thwart off his main championship rival Hayden Haikal in a tough battle.

Kart racing or karting is a variant of open-wheel motorsport with small, open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits.

Karting is commonly perceived as the stepping stone to the higher ranks of motorsports.

Karts vary widely in speed and some (known as Superkarts) can reach speeds exceeding 260 kilometres per hour (160 mph), while amusement park go-karts intended for the general public may be limited to speeds of no more than 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph).