Maini finishes second in Germany

Kush Maini put on an impressive show in the final round of the German Karting  Championship this past weekend at the Kerpen circuit.

The event was the first time the Bengaluru boy competed in Germany and also marked his foray into the senior class of karting.

The youngster began by qualifying 5th overall with a time of 43.375 seconds which was a mere 0.133 seconds off the leader. He followed this up with some good racing in the heats to eventually manage a 6th place starting position in the finals.

In the final, however, Kush lost two positions at the start that saw him drop down to 8th. The 14-year-old then worked his way up the order; on one occasion even overtaking 3 karts in one lap going from 5th to 2nd in the space of a few corners.

However,  when on the same lap one of his competitors flipped his kart and the ensuing melee warranted a red flag. As the rules state that in a case of a red flag coming out, the order of the race for the restart is counted as per the previous lap. The teenager then blitzed his way through the field and was quickly back in second place.

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