Aadil started professional bike racing at 12 and went on to win several championships.Eight-year-old Ishaan Shanbhag is another racer who turned heads at Codissia.
Tanika Shanbhag, 15, also an international-level racer, suffered a fracture after her bike crashed during a practice session held in Coimbatore.
His father, Antony Plyn Correya, a mechanic, designed a motorcycle and gifted it to him.
One has to find sponsorship to sustain in the field and grow," says Anand Philar, who trains racers.
But, now family support and technical support have encouraged these kids to start early," says former racer from Pune Sandeep Konde Deshmukh.