14-YEAR-OLD TIJIL OVERCOMES CLUBFOOT, WILL BE SEASON’S YOUNGEST RACER IN FORMULA LGB 1300
Young Tijil Rao will make a heroic debut in the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship 2018 on June 22-24, having overcome a rare handicap that had made even the simple act of walking extremely excruciating, if not impossible, for him.
Born with clubfoot, a condition in which one’s feet are rotated inwards, Tijil had to undergo two surgeries in each of his legs when he was barely 3.5 month old and 4 years old to assume a normal life.
That, however, didn’t stop him from pursuing his passion for racing. Tijil will now have the distinction of being the youngest racer on the Formula LGB 1300 Grid, which is part of the MRF Indian National Racing Championship 2018.
Still, just 14, the Bangalore boy, studying in Class X at the Mirambika School for New Age, will be racing for Momentum Motorsports.
“We are delighted to have Tijil Rao in our Formula LGB 1300 driver line up”, Rasheed Khan, Momentum Motorsport’s team principal, said. “He has shown promising speed in his pre-season testing with us, and we believe that he can consistently score points through the season,” he added.
Tijil had a solid 2017, competing in the National Rotax Karting Championship and honing his driving. He underwent pre-season testing with Momentum School of Advance Racing in April and May and impressed enough to bag a seat.
“I’m happy to be part of the championship-winning Momentum Motorsport team. They managed to get the best out of me during testing and I am now confident of displaying my skills,” Tijil Rao said.
ABOUT MOMENTUM MOTORSPORTS
Momentum Motorsports is a Professional Racing Team from the hub of Motorsports in India: Chennai. Formed in 2016, it made its debut in the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship 2016 season, with 4 cars in the Formula LGB 1300 category.
In the year 2017, it stayed competitive throughout the year and won the Team Championship in all three Categories (National Open, National Rookie and Student Open). The team offers the best technical support and has highly experienced Race Engineers and mechanics. The team’s proven track record and its dynamic approach has impressed the media too. There is no better way of chasing your dream of becoming top Indian racing drivers than through the colors of Momentum Motorsports.