American Superstar Atharva Desai joins the YRDA

January 10, 2022

How does it feel to be a part of the YRDA?

I felt an amazing aura that reminded me of home: a safe place where I can focus on improving my skills. After a few weeks of joining, I finally understood that this is the place I belonged. The feeling of joining the YRDA is great.

What is your first racing memory?

My first racing memory was when I climbed a couch to watch TV with my father. He was watching Michael Schumacher flying through traffic with his majestic driving style. The moment I start ed watching, I was instantly captivated. I jumped off the couch and placed my hands on the TV screen as I stared at the red car. That was the day I got hooked on racing.

What are your ambitions and goals for the future?

My dream is to make motorsport racing my full-time career. I am racing for the pride of my community and the people who support me. I wish to be a source of inspiration for generations to come and to influence them en masse. The most effective way of doing that is for me to compete in the highest form of motorsports: Formula 1. After my Formula 1 career, I wish to give back to the racing community. I am studying Motorsport Technology at Oxford Brookes University and I desire to be a subject expert in motorsports engineering.

5 words to describe yourself?

Go-getter, Communicative, Charismatic, Dynamic, Versatile

4 favourite tracks?

Seabring Raceway, Suzuka Circuit, Portimao Circuit, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Anglesey Circuit

3 favourite racing drivers?

Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Niki Lauda

2 things you want to achieve?

I want to make a significant difference in the world of motorsport, and I want to race in Formula 1

Goal for next season?

My goal next season is to get a seat in the upcoming Formula 3 championship