Hyderabad driver Anindith Reddy clinched the JK Euro 16 Championship single seater class in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship. Anindith won all four races to win the championship.
The 26-year-old driver sealed the championship in the penultimate race itself. With the reverse grid start from sixth, Anindith won the race starting from behind.
Anindith has made rapid progress in the domestic circuit racing series despite the lack of karting background. He won the Volkswagen Vento Cup last year.
The next stage for the young driver is racing in Europe. Anindith said, "To be honest, I don't want to go and ask my parents for money to race abroad. So far, I haven't spent much for my racing career as the Euro16 seat was a reward for winning the Vento Cup last season."
JK Tyres has been the long-term promoter for motorsports in the country. Now the tyre manufacturer is in talks with Audi and Lamborghini to run racing series in India next year.
If the negotiations are successful then young Indian drivers will get a platform to do well in the touring car racing series. JK Tyres Chairman, Raghupathi Singhania said, "An international touring car is the way forward for Indians as it's a lot cheaper than the Formula machines."
He added, "We brought the Formula BMW cars to India four years ago and since then it has helped a bunch of youngsters prepare for the tougher challenge in Europe."
The Indian tyre manufacturer is also developing tyres for superbikes and the firm is working on to start a superbike championship in India.