About Kush

14-year-old Kush Maini has been setting records since the age of 8. In 2014, the talented youngster blazed his way to 4th overall in the CIK-FIA World Karting Championship,with this he became the youngest ever Indian to finish in the top 5 of a world championship. Kush also became the Vice-Champion of the Gold Cup and also became the first Asian to win the Trofeo Andrea Margutti, which was conducted earlier in the year. Kush also managed the most number of fastest laps and pole positions at the 2014 J.K.Tyre Rotax Junior Max National Karting Championship.

Kush has also set numerous records at the World Series Karting (WSK) championships in Italy. In 2013 he became the first Indian to win a race in the 60 Mini class, he also finished 2nd overall in the WSK Euro Series and 3rd overall in the WSK Masters Series. He also partially competed in the J.K.Tyre Rotax Junior Max National Championship winning 2 out of 3 races.

Prior to this he set numerous records for being the youngest ever Indian to; Participate in the J.K.Tyre Rotax Junior Max National Championship at the age of 11, win a race in Malaysia and also became the youngest ever Indian to compete in the Micro Max Class at the age of 8. He currently has the most number of podiums by an Asian in the WSK Series.

Kush also remains the only Indian to completely dominate the J.K.Tyre Rotax Max National Karting Championship winning every single race he took part in and winning the Micro Max category by its biggest ever margin at the age of 10.

Driver Bio

Date of Birth

September 22, 2000.

Age

14

Nationality

Indian

Interests

Football, Skateboarding, Playstation, Swimming, Badminton, Table Tennis, Wrestling.

Favorite Cuisine

Italian and Japanese (Sushi).

Most Memorable Moment

Winning the WSK 60 Mini event.

Motorsport Idol

Ayrton Senna

Career Highlights

KUSH MAINI - Over 70 Podium Positions including18 wins

  • Winner of TrofeoMarguttiTrophy in March2015, became the first Asian to win this trophy in 26 years.
  • Finished 2nd in WSK series Gold Cup in March 2015
  • Overall 4th in WSK series in February 2015
  • Winner of Academy Champion Kart Trophy in June 2014
  • Winner of World Series Karting Championship Award in Jan 2014
  • Got the Best Karter of the Year Award at the Award ceremony of the 2013 J K Tyre National Karting Championship.
  • Won 2 out of the 4 races in the J K tyre National Championship 2013. Was racing with an Italian License and was not Eligible for points for the Championship .Also missed one race to a conflict with a WSK race in Italy .
  • JK tyre FMSCI junior Max National Championship Runner up 2012. He was the youngest driver at 11 .
  • JK Tyre FMSCI Micro Max (between 8 to 12 years) National Karting Champion 2011. Kush won all six out of six Final Races held in Kholapur, Coimbatore and Hyderabad.
  • National awards for maximum number of Pole Positions as well as maximum number of wins in the National Championship
  • JK Tyre Micro Max National Championship 2010 overall 3rd
  • Winner of Akbar Ebrahim's Young Star Of The Year award 2010  
  • Raced 5 races in Italy and Bahrain including the World cup in the Junior Category
  • Overall Second in the World Series karting( WSK )Euro Championship for 60 mini for 2013.This is the regarded as the highest Level of Karting in the World
  • Overall 3rd  in the WSK Masters Championship for 2013.
  • Fourth Place at Napoli (Sarno),Italy on 21st April 2013.
  • Second place in the WSK Masters Series at Napoli (Sarno ), Italy on 7th April 2013
  • Fifth Place on 3rd march 2013 at Laconca, Italy in the WSK Euro Series .
  • First Place in the WSK Masters Series at La Conca on 3rd February 2013
  • Third place in the 41st TrofeoIndustrei International Karting Championship held on 21st October at The South Garda Karting Track at Lonato, Italy
  • 7th in ROK Cup International Final 2012 in the Mini Rok category held at South Garda Karting Circuit, Lonato, Italy held on 13-10-2012.
  • Second place in the Trofeo D' Estate ( Tuscany Challenge) which was held in Sienna, Italy on 15th July 2012
  • Second place in the famous Lonato track, Italy for the Trofeo del Garda which was held on the 7th of July  2012.
  • Win in Mini Category in race 2 and second in Race 1 in Italy on 1st July 2012 at the 16th Trofeo G Pagliuga which was held at Sarno near Naples, Italy
  • Winner in last race in Mini Rok category in the Indonesia Kart Prix 2012 held at Sentul International Karting Circuit, Indonesia held on 28-29 Jan 2012
  • Third in Micromax category in Rotax Invitational Karting Race held at the Speedway Plus Track at Elite in Kualalampur, Malaysia, 7-8 Jan 2012
  • Winner of Phillipines AKOC round in the Minirok Category 2011.
  • Winner of Race 1 in ASK round in Elite, Malaysia 2011.
  • Overall Second in the ASK Malaysian Championship for Yamaha Cadet Category 2011.
  • KKS AAM Malaysia Karting Championship - 1st in Formula Cadet - 2010
  • Runner-up Round 5 of the Yamaha Race held in Elite Kuala Lumpur, October 2010

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