Despite only driving on ice for the first time two days prior to the race during testing, Hirani had made history. He had won a heat, was fastest of all the twelve cars in the semi finals and he had made the final. We will definitely see more from this young talent this year as he will do a full season of junior championship in the FIA World RallyX Championship with top team Olsbergs MSE.
17 year-old Tejas Hirani was impressive on his first time out racing on ice. The 2015 Formula Gulf 1000 Champion was in unfamiliar territory, racing on snow for the first time in the RallyX On Ice event in Pitea, Sweden. The event which is running for it’s second year now had some star drivers in the line up. Patrick Sandell the 2006 Junior World Rally Champion featured in the event along side the super quick Eriksson brothers Oliver and Kevin. Kevin is a Swedish RallyX Supercar champion and Oliver is the Global Rally Cross Champion in the lites category. The grid was competitive and the race format featured three heats which would determine who would make the semi final and then final.
In his first heat Hirani didn’t get the very best of starts because he wasn’t accustomed to the countdown lights and finished the heat 4th ahead of…
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