Senior Max category
2016 opened with JK Tyre National Kart Open Championship consisted of 2 rounds of 4 races each and Ricky won 8 out of 8 races and became the National Kart Open Champion 2016. (Hatrick of National Kart Open Championship and has won 25 out of 26 races in the last three years of Kart Open Championship)
In the JK Tyre National Rotax Max Championship 2016 Senior Max Category, Ricky extended his supremacy by winning the championship for the third straight year making it a Hatrick of National Championship titles.
Rotax Asia Max Championship2016: Ricky finished as a vice champion (runner up) in the overall championship with a technical protest result pending. The result of the technical protest is expected to be in Ricky’s favor in which case he will become the champion. Either way he is the first Indian ever to get this distinction in Asia.