Rishon started his racing career at the age of 10,much later as compared to his competitors.
But from day one it was the word go.
He is an athlete and has won many accolades for the school from the age of 6 in athletics.He trained as an in-line skater and has won Gold medal at the district level.
Speed always thrills him.
The passion that he showed in racing is another new level.In the very first year of his racing career at the age of 10,he won the best new comer award in Micro level.
In the second year of his racing career he moved to the junior category where he displayed great talent where he finished 4th in the national level.In his third year of racing,with a lot of hard work and the passion he has for this sport ,Rishon had 3 first places and one 2nd place and one 3rd place but he was unfortunately disqualified in one of the races in the national level go kart race.
In the year 2019,Rishon represented India in the CIK academy trophy held in Italy and Germany,where 51 countries participated.His best race result was 6th position..
He did exceedingly well in extreme conditions and without proper training and knowledge of the foreign racing tracks.
It’s just the beginning and his passion will drive him to achieve his dreams.
Who is your favourite F1 driver?
Because of the aggression he displayed on the track ,His eagerness to win,his wet weather racing skills and for being a great human being..
What did it feel like after finishing 6th out of the 34 drivers?
I actually finished 4th but got a penalty and moved to 6th. I felt very incomplete when I was almost there.But it was a great experience to be on the top in wet conditions on a new track. I felt very close to a podium finish and it’s achievable if we get more practice on the track in which the Championship is going to be held.
How were the conditions in Germany different than India?
Tracks are lot more technical,less bumpier and there is more grip on the track.Its very exciting and very challenging to drive because it’s a mix of fast and slow corners.We need a lot of practice since one mistake will cost you losing a lot of time to get back.As compared to India ,there is a large grid size and the grip levels in the track keeps increasing in each session making it more difficult to adapt to new conditions.
Was it hard for you to communicate with your Mechanic?
Yes it was a a little difficult since my mechanic was an Italian.Though he was very smart to gauge my driving skills and gave me a good set up.But , I definitely would have had better results if I could communicate better.
What did you learn from the races in Germany and Italy?
I gained a lot of experience after racing in Germany and Italy because the gap between the drivers was very less and one mistake can cost you a lot of positions.Because of the constant change in weather conditions I learnt to adapt to the new track conditions in each session.
Any message for fellow racers during the Covid-19 situation?
You do not loose when you fall..you loose when you fall and fail to stand back..!