Fortec Motorsport has announced that Indian rising star Ruhaan Alva will race with the squad in the 2023 GB4 Championship, which gets underway this weekend at Oulton Park.
The 16-year-old from Bangalore graduates to single seaters full-time after an impressive karting career, including taking the Indian Junior X30 title and front-running appearances at both the IAME International Final and Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in the Junior category.
More recently, Alva represented India at the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in Marseille, France, racing under his nation’s flag in the Formula 4 category.
The teenager has already received attention from the highest levels of the sport, having been selected last year for Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) trials for the Asia-Pacific zone.
Now, Alva heads to UK shores, and will contest the seven-event, 21-race GB4 calendar alongside Fortec’s other previously announced driver, Colin Queen. An additional entry to make it a three-car team will be unveiled in due course, as the team looks to defend the title it secured with Nikolas Taylor last year.
F4 UAE – selected races
Shortlisted for Ferrari Driver Academy
Represented India at FIA Motorsport Games F4
Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals
IAME International Final – X30 Junior
WSK Open Cup – OK Junior
FMSCI – X30 Junior National Champion
Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Micro Max