Rajiv Ruparelia’s ambitions of becoming a rally driver got a bigger boost after South African Rally Academy, RallyStar Motorsport Academy, cleared him to take part in professional motor rallying.
RallyStar director, Leon Botha, in a recommendation letter dated April 16, 2019, certified that Mr Rajiv Ruparelia has received specialised training at the academy.
“In contrast with some students, where one is slightly hesitant to issue an unconditional recommendation-based on talent and application thereof, I have no hesitation in stating that Rajiv has been the best experience I have had or shall I say enjoyed, from an inexperienced rally driver,” Botha wrote.
He added: “Hard to believe but I have established his inexperience to be true.” Botha further explained that he did establish that Rajiv has experience in other fields such as quads, motocross bikes and buggies as well as tarmac driving.
“I therefore underwrite his participation in the sport of rallying with a navigator with the required ability and preferably early on in Rajiv’s career.” “Rallystar welcomes him into a sport that I believe he has been born for,” Botha concluded.