Lalhruaizela misses Rookies Cup selection event due to visa rejection
The 2017 Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup winner Israel Lalhuraizela has missed the Spain's Selection Event for a seat in 2018 Rookies Cup, this week.
The event, which is already underway at the Circuito de Almeria, was Lalhruaizela's first chance to showcase his talent at the international stage.
However, with the Government rejecting his visa application, on the grounds that his 'return to India before the expiry of the visa could not be ascertained' - put a severe dent on his chances, despite having return tickets booked.
The 15-year-old had beaten fellow Mizo rider Lalnunsanga and Chennai's Varoon S on the Suzuki Gixxer bike, to claim the title in his first-ever run at a proper racing circuit.
Naturally, the whole Mizo contingent along with MiMSA's top officials were disappointed with the rejection, after efforts from JK Tyre, Suzuki India and Red Bull India went in vain.