Indian driver Karun Chandhok’s annual Karun Karting Carnival was back in action this year for the fifth time.
The charity karting event was held last weekend on Sunday at Whilton Mill (UK) with as many as 132 drivers having signed up for the event which included drivers from Mercedes, Lotus, Williams and Red Bull Formula 1 teams along with some from GP2 and Formula 3 teams.
Chandhok said the main objective for this event is to raise funds for their family run trust - The Vishnu Devananda Charitable Trust which was started by Chandhok’s mother, Mrs. Chitra Chandhok in 2004.
With the trust, they aim to educate underprivileged children in and around Chennai (Chandhok’s hometown) and the trust pays for their school fees, uniforms, extra tutions, books, etc.
Chandhok added that the first few graduates supported by the trust have got jobs and earning healthy salaries, more than what their parents did.
This year, Team Young Guns won the race while Base Performance Simulators were second and Stoke Spitfires completed the podium.
The top three were separated by just seven seconds after 45 minutes of final race.
The winners were awarded home watches donated by Tag Heuer, factory tours of the Lotus F1 team and simulator experience days from Base Performance Simulators.