Kush Maini wins rookie category at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

The Indian driver finishes in the fifth position overall.

Kush Maini won the rookie category in Race 1 of the Formula Renault Eurocup Series at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Saturday.

The M2 Competition driver is backed by JK Racing.

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Having started 11th on the grid, he had to avoid going into the back of Leonard Lorandi's car. Moving up positions as the race progressed, Maini made his way up to the sixth place when the safety car was called out. Petr Ptuk and Caio Collet (R-ace GP), finished seventh and eighth, while Alexander Smolyar (R-ace GP) and Xavier Lloveras claimed the final points on offer.

Maini, who finally finished in the fifth position overall, was extremely happy with the result.

The series will break for summer and will return with the race in Nurburgring, Germany, at the end of August.