We’ve always been proud of our student successes and encourage everyone here at Ratcliffe College to chase their big ideas and make them a reality. This, of course includes individual and team pursuits both within and outside of the classroom, in fact some of our students have been taking part in some fantastic feats – and Kyan Gohill is sitting comfortably behind the wheel with his sights firmly set on success.
Kyan first started motorsport at the age of nine when he entered some indoor karting competitions, it then got more serious when he moved on to compete in outdoor professional track competitions at the age of twelve.
In his first season he achieved Top Novice Driver at his club championship and collected a number of trophies along the way, but Kyan enjoyed his most successful season in 2021 and he was proud to take part at the prestigious British Championships and Ultimate Kart Championships.
Kyan commented: “When I first started indoor karting I never expected to be competing in the British Championships four years later. Now it feels surreal to think that I could be competing in single seater racing in 2023 and starting a possible journey into Formula One”
This really is a fantastic achievement and Kyan’s friends, family and everyone at Ratcliffe College are extremely proud of him.
His father, Mr Gohill said:
“Motorsport is challenging, physically and mentally, and it’s great to see Kyan find the right balance to help him achieve his dream. Since being scouted by Arden Motorsport, he has already made amazing progress and the team is hoping to see him improve even further into 2023, it makes us proud to see him working so hard”
On top of all this, Kyan has also committed a lot of his time and energy off the track to charity work; back in 2021 he raised £1750 for Cerebral Palsy by washing cars, and in January 2022 he managed to raise over £2100 for the mental health charity Calm, by running the distance of 22 Formula One circuits in 22 days!
The future for Kyan revolves around the Formula series of racing. Entering either GB4 or F4 in 2023 and thereafter moving up the ranks via F3 through to F1, possibly making him the first British Indian to compete in Formula One and only the 3rd F1 Leicester based driver since Bob Gerard in 1957 and Roger Williamson in 1973.
So stay tuned for further updates along the way and be sure that the Ratcliffe Communications Team will be following his progress very closely.