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Kokai

Xavier Kokai (R)

#19 VRD Racing

 

Birthdate: September 3, 2005
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Instagram: @xavier.kokai.racing
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Nationality: Australian

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’6” / 165 lbs.

Education: High School Graduate, will attend RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2024 

Hobbies: Road cycling, playing golf, spending time with family and friends

Favorite sport to watch: INDYCAR (Team Penske -- Will Power and Scott McLaughlin) and Formula 1 (Daniel Ricciardo and Oscar Piastri)

Favorite sport to play: Golf (a novice but I love the challenge)

Best meal I can cook by myself: Slow-cooked pork belly with crackling and roasted vegetables

Talent I wish I had: Being able to speak multiple languages fluently

Bucket list: Compete in the Indy 500

The one person I would most like to meet and why: Will Power, an Australian motor racing legend. We both started racing in the same open-wheel category back home (Australian Formula Ford) and with the same team (Borland Racing Developments)

Racing goal: Make it to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Racing hero: Will Power

Interesting notes about me: I used to play the saxophone and am a good cook.

Career results:

2023

  • Finished fourth in the Australian Formula Ford Championship with one win, three additional podium finishes and one pole position
  • Season highlight was a pole and race win in support of the Australian Supercar Series at Symmons Plains in Tasmania

2022

  • Finished eighth in the Australian Formula Ford Championship with the highlight a recovery drive from 14th to second, plus fastest race lap, in the wet on the Phillip Island (Moto GP) Grand Prix Circuit

2021

  • Finished ninth in the Victorian Formula Ford Championship, which was cut short due to Covid

2020

  • No racing due to Covid restrictions

2019

  • A full season of karting with highlights including pole position and race win at the SP Tools Ultimate Club Driver Championship at The Bend in South Australia and second place in the Australasian Kart Championships.