Speed is clearly in Danial’s blood as he arrives at the circuit on his Segway board, which is never far from his sight as he darts back and forth whenever he is not in a racecar.
It all started one day when Danial picked up a car in a toy shop, and it was love at first sight. “I found a car that I really liked. I looked at it and then I got interested. My mom built on my passion for that car and I started karting in December 2014 in Singapore. We were going karting with my dad who is in the marine Industry. At first I was competing in ‘fun races’ with my dad, but then it got serious and more competitive. As I was winning and getting better results, I started to get more interested.”
Danial adds, “I finished second in my first ever go-kart race and of course I was very happy. Later on I went to race in Malaysia with a Singapore karting team, though it did not go so well but I continued karting and then one day, the topic of the AsiaCup Series came up.”
On top of his experience with the AsiaCup Series, Danial has also spent some time in a simulator. “It feels good to learn how to better deal with the car, particularly the speed and balance. I believe I will get a simulator for Christmas at home. That will help me improve my racing,” notes Danial.