The young teenager started racing in the year 2014 with his first-ever kart race in the Rookie Cup at Bangalore’s Meco Kartopia in March, where he attained a podium finish. Mohammed also competed in karting championships in Asia, as well as the United Arab Emirates, finishing fifth in the UAE National Karting series.
In 2015, the Mumbaikar attained Top 10 finish in the British Karting Championship race at Stragglethorpe. Mohammed then raced for one of India’s top rated karting outfit, Rayo Racing in the Indian National Karting Championship and KartOpen Championship. He claimed the runner-up position in his category in the Indian National Karting Championship with multiple podium finishes and pole positions.
The 2016 season saw Mohammed graduate to single-seater racing, as he competed in the JK Tyre National Racing Series finishing inside the Top 5 overall with multiple podium finishes and a pole position. He also raced in the FIA Formula 4 South East Asia, which acted as the support event to Asian Le Mans series, Asian Touring Car and GT series and the Sepang 24 Hours Endurance race. Mohammed attained multiple rookie podium finishes in his first open-wheel international outing.
For 2017, Mohammed has decided to make a switch to Touring car racing and will compete in the UK-based Mini Challenge series in the JCW category with the ExcelR8 Motorsport Team.
About Mini Challenge Series
The MINI CHALLENGE is the Championship for the new MINI in the UK since 2002 and has always enjoyed great grids, colourful cars and close racing. Over the years the series has built a reputation for affordability, fairness and fun, building on the iconic MINI Brand.
In 2013 a new and enthusiastic team took over promoting The MINI CHALLENGE, with exciting new Best of British prizes and initiatives such as a Touring Car test for a JCW Class driver and a subsidised JCW drive for the Cooper Class winner. The MINI CHALLENGE also now boasts a dramatically increased social media presence with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube seen as primary media channels alongside more traditional TV coverage.
The MINI CHALLENGE regularly visits the UKs top circuits including Brands Hatch GP, Donington, Oulton Park, Silverstone, Snetterton plus, in 2013, the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort amongst others. The multi-class structure enables drivers with varying degrees of experience and budget to be part of The MINI CHALLENGE, whilst providing a natural route for progression.
As a true single make/model championship scrutineering controls mean that fairness is maintained so that drivers and teams can be sure that only skill and legitimate knowledge will have a bearing on race results. Budgets are also kept under control through restrictions on tyre use and widespread use of control parts in areas where performance advantage could be gained