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Yevan finishes in top 20 at European Meet

Yevan David in action
Yevan David in action

Sri Lanka’s 13-year-old Yevan David notched up another impressive performance at the Round 2 competition of the FIA Karting Championship which was held in Les Bois in France on Sunday.

Competing in the OK/Junior category of the competition, Yevan managed to earn a qualification having finished in the top 39 out of 82 drivers that participated. He started the heats placed 14th in the grid with an eighth place finish in heat three being his best finish of the five heats he took part in.

With his showing in the heats, Yevan earned the 24th spot in the grid for the all-important final. However, the young driver did not have it easy in the final as his kart was damaged in the second turn of the very first lap of the race resulting in Yevan having to compete with a bent axle the rest of the competition.

Young Yevan did not let this handicap affect his competitive spirit as he managed to gain four places from his starting position as he drove past the chequered flag placed 20th in the final.