Indian Warriors Racing team confirm intentions to race in GB4

Indian Warriors Racing team confirm intentions to race in GB4

28 November 2023

The new Indian Warriors Racing team has confirmed that it plans to race in the GB4 Championship from the 2024 season onwards. 

The squad, which has recently been set up in the UK, is headed by former racer Rohit Koul, and is aiming to become the first Indian team to race in the series. 

Based in Milton Keynes, Indian Warriors has acquired a Tatuus F4-T014 car from Europe and has commenced a comprehensive testing programme with Indian drivers Prateek Verma and Mohammad Anas Shaikh. On track running has seen the two drivers gain experience of Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Snetterton in recent months, with constant improvements made. 

Formula Renault championship winners Scorpio Motorsport, the squad behind Christian Lester’s GB4 entry across the past two seasons, has been appointed as the team’s technical partner, having operated Indian Warriors’ machinery in testing over the past few months. 

Indian Warriors Racing Limited Team Owner Rohit Koul said: “We spent a lot of time evaluating possible options as a team for 2024 and highlighted GB4 as a sensible single-seater option within the UK. We feel the series is continuing to grow as a formula that offers drivers great experience of single-seaters on a fantastic platform. 

“We have completed numerous test days with our first car and evaluating possible drivers for an entry into the 2024 championship, but are welcoming any new enquiries also. 

“Our aim is to improve the level of motorsports in India and promote more Indian drivers up to international levels. We are starting at the grass roots level, and drivers like George Russell and Lando Norris have climbed up the F3, F2 and F1 ladder from MSV’s championships, we want to do the same for Indian drivers.”

Scorpio Motorsport’s Jon Pettitt added: “We’re very pleased to be working with Indian Warriors Racing Limited as they look to go racing for the first time. Rohit and his team are showing plenty of ambition, and our established presence in the GB4 paddock from the past couple of seasons will provide them with a strong baseline to work from. As a team ourselves, we’ve been looking to expand our GB4 operations, and this is a great opportunity for us to work with young drivers looking to make their first steps into racing.”