Former world karting champion Terry Fullerton says reigning British KF Junior title-holder Jehan Daruvala will have to continue to push his limits if he is to mount a challenge for podiums in European KF racing this year.
The 15-year-old Indian racer, part of the Force India F1 Academy, claimed the British title and finished 15th in the CIK-FIA World Championship.
He also took eighth place in the CIK-FIA European Championship.Fullerton, who is Daruvala’s driver coach, said the youngster firstly needs to adapt to the front brakes on his KF chassis. Daruvala was among the drivers testing at Garda in Italy ahead of the Winter Cup this month.
“I’ve been involved with Jehan for two years now and he’s developed well,” Fullerton said. “Coming from Rotax racing in India, he’s certainly a work in progress and has had to push his limits. His British title was a hell of a result but this year he’ll need to push those limits further.
“This is a learning year and he’s already gaining confidence with braking. He will definitely be capable of a top five finish with podiums in the second half of the year.”