Indian racing rising star Ricky Donison began karting in the late summer of 2013. By the end of that year he would take home “The Best Newcomer of The Year Award”. That was just the beginning as the whirlwind of big wins followed. The year 2014 he went on to win the National Kart Open Championship, National Rookie Championship and the prestigious Junior Rotax National Championship. In the latter championship he faced off with the World Series Karting multi-race winner, Kush Maini who is also a racing in The Spanish F4.
In the next 2 years that followed he won the Senior Max Rotax National Championship, making himself a rare triple winner of national titles. Earlier this year, Ricky was also crowned the Vice Champion of the Rotax Asia Max Championship. With a technical protest pending, he could be crowned the Champion in the next 3 weeks.
In the middle of this year, he made his way to the single seaters with the Formula BMW in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship 2016. It was a dream debut for a rookie. Ricky’s podium finishes in the first round itself made big headlines back home in India, as he had created a few upsets already with a senior grid feeling the heat with the new kid on the block who is just 18.
According to Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Head Motorsports, JK Tyre, Ricky Donison comes with a really strong racing portfolio which includes setting new benchmarks in every racing championship he has taken part in. From the most number of race wins, to maximum number of pole positions, he has broken every record in the Rotax Indian national karting championship.
Mr Sanjay Sharma has successfully launched F1 racers like Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok and Gaurav Gill who is also the Asia Pacific Rally Champion. He Calls Ricky: the next big talent you don’t want to miss. For a boy who just started professional racing a little over three years ago this is a whirl wind performance. Ricky attributes his success to “Going all out mentality” and he hates coming second. His dream “The first Indian to make it to IndyCar”
Firing that passion and grit is Former British Le Mans and F1 Jordan test driver, Gary Ward. ‘Ricky is a balance of experience, talent and youthful enthusiasm to go all the way. I am confident that he will do his best on the world stage and the entire team is aiming for top results from the start of the championship season. Preparation for the season is already underway.”
He has already caught the eye of Cape Motorsports who have invited him to join their team for the US Formula 2000 series for the year 2017. Cape Motorsports have 6 championships to their credit and they are also the current leaders in the 2016 championship.