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Indian junior karting champion Ruhaan Alva joins GB4 with Fortec

by Steve Whitfield

Photo: Fortec Motorsports

Fortec Motorsports has made Indian rising star Ruhaan Alva its second GB4 signing on the eve of the new season.

The 16-year old was Indian X30 Junior karting champion in 2019 and ’20 and contested the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on a Rotax Junior kart in 2021.

He was a race winner after stepping up to cars in Formula LGB 1300, and appeared at the third round of United Arab Emirates Formula 4 last year at the Dubai Autodrome. He also represented India at last October’s FIA Motorsport Games in the F4 Cup, finishing 13th in the qualifying race before coming 18th in the main event.

I’m really excited to be racing in the GB4 Championship this year,” said Alva. “And even more so, because it’s with such a fantastic team as Fortec Motorsport. I know I will be able to learn and develop a lot here as a driver, and the standard of competition is incredibly high, which was another big draw for me.

“The UK has so many famous circuits, and they’re really difficult to master. The aim is to use this as a springboard and to be as successful in single seaters as we have been throughout karting.”

He will race alongside American Colin Queen, who signed for Fortec after winning the GB4 scholarship.

“We’re really looking forward to working with Ruhaan,” added Fortec’s team principal, Oliver Dutton. “His is a name that has been cropping up on a few people’s radars recently, and we definitely think he has a lot of potential.

“GB4 is a really tough championship, as we found out last year, but with the right development and some experience, he can be a force to be reckoned with, and his addition to the team puts us in even stronger shape heading to Oulton Park this weekend.”