Pune: Multiple National Supercross champion Yuvraj Kondedeshmukh is set to become the youngest Indian to take part in the World Motocross Championship Juniors scheduled to be held in Australia in August.
The 13-year-old Pune lad Yuvraj, who has been setting the supercross courses all across India on fire with his dominant performance on his KTM 85SX bike is now training in the United States with his coach Rustom Patel for the big event in Australia.
Among the championships he has won in India and abroad are the 2014 Dubai Motocross Championship, where he became the first Indian to claim the title, the MRF India Supercross in the year 2017 and the AMA Races in the United States.
Apart from this, Yuvraj finished third at the 2017 FIM Asia Motocross Championship to become the only Indian with a podium finish.
Yuvraj passion of bikes started when he was just three-and-a-half years old, and his talent was recognised by his parents when they first got him a bicycle and spotted him performing stunts on it.
Since then, they have been his major support and he was just nine years old when he took to racing professionally.
During the course of his career, Yuvraj has faced some life-threatening injuries and he still returned to the sport only because of his own passion.
One of the major incidents was when he damaged his femur bone and had to be airlifted amidst his training in Dubai. But his passion and love for the sport has never stopped him.
Yuvraj’s coach Rustom, who is head coach of Ajmera Racing India, himself is an eight-time national motocross champion.