13-year-old bike racer Shreyas Hareesh dies in racing accident. Remembering the racing prodigy ‘The Bengaluru Kid’

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Copparam Shreyas Hareesh, a 13-year-old bike racer, died on July 5 in a fatal accident during the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at Madras Motor Racing Track in Chennai

13-year-old bike racer’s
tragic demise

13-year-old racing prodigy Shreyas Hareesh’s 200cc bike skidded during the Petronas TVS One-Make Championship Rookie race. He fell on the track and his helmet came off. A rider who was behind Shreyas ended up running over him as he could not halt his bike in time

Shreyas Hareesh’s fatal crash

Shreyas Hareesh suffered a head injury owing to the tragic crash. He was rushed to the hospital after the crash. However, he was declared dead on arrival

Shreyas Hareesh’s demise

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Madras Motor Sports Club cancelled the races scheduled for the weekend owing to the tragic demise of Shreyas, who had turned 13 recently on July 26

13-year-old Shreyas’
death during race

Shreyas Hareesh, who was popularly known as ‘The Bengaluru Kid’, had become the first Indian to reach the World Championship final in two-wheeler racing. At the FIM Mini-GP World Championship in Spain, Shreyas finished 5th and 4th in the first and second races

The Bengaluru Kid: Shreyas’
racing achievements

A student of class 8 at Kensri School in Bengaluru, 13-year-old Shreyas Hareesh had started his career in FIM Mini-GP in India and won the championship in 2022. Shreyas went on to participate in the National Championship

Teen racer Shreyas
Hareesh’s career

Shreyas Hareesh was selected by TVS for the rookie cup after his podium finish at many national level championships. He was given a TVS bike for the races. The young motorbike racer was set to contest in the MSBK Championship in Malaysia

TVS racer Shreyas Hareesh

The sudden demise of Shreyas Hareesh has shocked the racing community in India. ‘The Bengaluru Kid’ was hailed for his control over the bike and was considered a promising young motorbike racer with immense potential

Remembering ‘The Bengaluru Kid’

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