harisddKenya has never had a representative in the Formula One World Championship, but it has a hot prospect for it; and his name is Tejas Hirani. And he’s only 16!

The teeniez potential has been a point of discussion and excitement among Kenyan petrol heads for some years now. At 16 years old, Tejas has a blazing track record, literally. He is the defending Kenyan National Rally Raid Buggy Champion (having won it in 2012 and 2013) and is currently leading in this championship season as well as in the Auto X standings. In 2013, he became the Triple National Champion for The Rally Raid, Auto X and Rotax Karting championships. On the international scene, he finished 2nd in the British Rally Cross Championships and he represented Kenya at the FIA Academy in 2014.

tejasHowever, it is his recent achievements that have made Kenya the most proud.
Following his triumphs at The Formula Gulf 1000 series in the United Arab Emirates, Tejas is finally receiving the international recognition that he deserves. Having completed 10 out of 14 races, Tejas tops the standings. With a point tally of 222, his lead is unassailable and as a result he is set for victory. This recent triumph is what has earned him the tag ‘Kenya’s Lewis Hamilton’, who is the current Formula One World Champion.

Tejas Hirani cockpitTejas has been growing in strength ever since he first got into a go-kart when he was 9 years old. He is driven by ambition to be the best, and looks up to Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Loeb. What makes him a fan favorite is his patriotism and the passion with which he represents Kenya during international races. In turn, the country loves him and has rallied behind him to be the first Kenyan to win The Formula 1000 Gulf series.

Tejas Hirani RacingHaving already won the SOYA Sports Personality of the Year 2013 for the Boys Category, he is set to join the long list of Kenyan sports icons who have earned the country victory on the international scene.

Tejas Hirani Kenya flagTejas has been offered a place by Formula BMW to attend the Academy after passing the Formula BMW Rookie Test. Sponsorship is being sought to enable him this chance to make his way to the International Circuit.

Tejas Hirani race carWe at The Insyder wish Tejas all the best in his endeavor, and are rallying behind him to keep being a source of pride for Kenya.

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