Race winning BRDC British Formula 3 Championship driver Krishnaraaj Mahadik has been confirmed as Double R Racing’s latest signing for the new season, returning to the Woking squad for his first full campaign in the UK’s premier single-seater series.
Mahadik, who hails from Kolhapur in India, grabbed the headlines on his maiden appearance in Double R colours last season, during the sixth event of the campaign at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, when he claimed his first F3 victory during the second race.
Mahadik, who is part of the Veloce Sports management stable, began his motorsport career in karting and claimed his first title in 2012 in the J.K Tyre Indian National Karting Championship, where he won the Junior Max category – a title he successfully defended in 2013.
Graduating into cars for the 2015 season in his homeland in Formula BMW, Mahadik ended the championship third overall. For the 2016 season he set his sights on international competition, and so made the move into the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.
After roughly a year away from F3 competition, he made his return in sensational style last August with Double R where he put together a terrific weekend at Brands Hatch with eighth place results either side of his tremendous maiden victory. During the subsequent event at Snetterton 300 Circuit, Mahadik took fifth, sixth and fifth place results to confirm his front-running credentials.
|2017||BRDC British F3 Championship|
|2016||BRDC British F3 Championship - best result 6th place at Brands Hatch|
|2015||Raced in the JK Racing India Series and Formula LGB Swift category, achieving multiple podiums and victories in both|
|2014||Made his single-seater debut with a fully funded drive in the JK Racing India Series|
|2013||Won the Indian Rotax Max Challenge once again in 2013 and represented India at the World Finals in New Orleans|
|2012||Winner of the Indian Rotax Max Challenge, represented his country at the Rotax Max World Finals|
|2011||Second overall in the Junior National Karting Championship|
|2008||Makes his racing debut in the cadet class of the MRF Indian National Karting Championship|