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Kishor VS / Anthony Peter (Apex Racing Academy) (41 laps, 01:); 3. While Drugovich finished the season with 333 points, Martono (254) and Kalmthout (247) completed the top three positions in the championship. National Championship – Saloon cars: Indian Touring Cars (Race 2, 12 laps): 1. The National champions: Jagan Kumar (TVS Racing , Super Sport Indian 165cc), Aravind Balakrishnan (Honda Ten10 Racing, Pro-Stock), Amarnath Menon (Gusto Racing, Super Sport Indian 300-400cc), Sai Rahil Pillarishetty (Sparks Racing, Novice 165cc), Aishwarya Pissay (Apex Racing, Girls 165cc). The day's programme was truncated due to intermittent showers as races only in two categories could be completed before the organizers decided to terminate the proceedings in view of the wet track.. The race itself, it was a bit processional after Narendran eased past the two front-row pair of B Vijayakumar and Vidya Prakash in the second lap. Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Performance) (.832); 2. Tarun now leads Advait by 6 points in the Championship with Vikash right back in contention after a great weekend. There was a safety car on lap 3 after Hari Nambiar went off.Sethil Kumar / AS Alexander (Honda Ten10 Racing) (41 laps, 01:). In the day’s first saloon car race, Ashish Ramaswamy was again the dominant force despite starting fourth on the reverse grid. Team championship: Gusto Racing (Super Sport Indian 300-400cc); TVS Racing (Super Sport Indian 165cc); Honda Ten10 Racing (Pro-Stock); Sparks Racing (Novice, 165cc); Apex Racing (Girls, 165cc). As such, the champions in various other categories were declared based on the points accrued after the second round held last month.. Once in front, Narendran barely turned a wheel wrong and won as he pleased with team-mate Ashish Ramaswamy finishing second ahead of Vidya Prakash.. Ashish Ramaswamy (Red Rooster Performance) (.044); 3. Day 2 action resumed at the KMS with the Formula LGB 1300 category and it was S Narendran taking his second win in a row with a commanding performance. When the safety car came in Varun continued to lead with Dean all over him. The ITC races this weekend will be without its two prominent drivers, defending champion Arjun Narendran and second-placed Deepak Paul Chinnappa, both of whom have opted out due to work commitments. Anosh Khumbatta (Pune, Honda CBR 600 RR) (10.626); 2. Mohammed Imran (Bengaluru, Apache 200) (16.264); 3. Up to 165cc: Badhusha M (Chennai, TVS Fiero F2) (16.366); 2. Earlier, Amarnath Menon rode a relaxed race and collected just enough points to seal the championship with a fourth-place finish behind winner Deepak Ravi Kumar (Moto-Rev), Vivek Pillai (Rockers Racing) and Shreyas Sannake from Miraj. “As for my realistic target, it is to get my lap time under (one minute, 46 seconds) which will get me closer to the front bunch of riders. On lap 4, Tarun tried an audacious move on Goutam into the first corner, which resulted in both of them going off and causing a red flag for the second time.
The Brazilian teenager enjoyed his best outing in Abu Dhabi where he won all the four races to pull away from the rest of the field in the championship stakes and he would be looking to continue his good run to seal the title here this weekend. Going into today's race, Jagan trailed Rajiv Sethu (Honda Ten10 Racing) by one point and the victory took the TVS Racing star's tally to 147. But I overtook Sethu soon after and in the last two laps, opened up a good lead," said Jagan who is seeking his third straight title. The results (Provisional): Super Sports 600cc – Race 2 (14 Laps): 1. The expectations will be high and that adds to the pressure, but quite inspiring. The race was red-flagged after lap 1 due to heavy rain hitting the circuit, forcing the drivers to change to wet tyres.
Prabhu AS (Arka Motorsports), RP Rajarajan and Raghul Rangasamy, both Performance Racing, took the honours in the Indian Junior Touring Cars, Super Stock and Esteem categories, respectively, of the saloon car race. The weekend of races will be headlined by the fourth and concluding round of the MRF Challenge which boasts of a full grid of 18 2-litre formula cars, considered to be the quickest in Asia, and spearheaded by 17-year old Brazilian Felipe Drugovich who heads the championship table. Deepak Ravi Kumar (Moto-Rev) who scored a double in the previous round to move up to second in the championship behind Amarnath Menon (Gusto Racing), qualified for pole position in the Super Sport Indian (300-400cc) class. Earlier, Indonesian Galang Hendra Pratama (Yamaha) hung on grimly to his lead to win the Asia Production 250cc race ahead of two Japanese, Saturday’s first race winner Tomoyoshi Koyama (Honda) and Takehiro Yamamoto (Honda). The results (Provisional): Super Sports 600cc – Race 1 (16 Laps): 1. We last hosted the ARRC at the MMRT four years ago and it is our privilege to yet again present the cream of Asia’s two-wheeler racing talent some of which have excelled at the World level. Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Performance) (15 mins, 24.752 sec); 2. With all the action planned for the weekend, MMSC are hopeful the weather does not play spoilsport.
Ram then barely held on to his podium position with another veteran Vidya Prakash sitting on his tail on the last lap. Chennai, February 1: In more ways than one, it will be a new beginning for the MRF MMSC fmsci Indian National Racing Championship as the first round of the 2018 season kicks off on Friday at the refurbished and renovated MMRT circuit now boasting of international standard paddock complex. Sethu's best was a .987 while KY Ahamed, also of TVS Racing (.103), completed the front row of the grid for Saturday's race. India’s Shankar Sarath Kumar (Honda), though putting in an improved performance in terms of lap time, finished 13th. Support Races (MMSC One-Make Championship): Honda CBR 250 (Open) – Race 2 (10 Laps): 1. Arun Muthukrishnan took the honours in the other support race, the TVS Apache 200 (Open) where Sivanesan, who finished third behind Anand Kumar, has already clinched the title. MMSC president Ajit Thomas said: “We once again welcome the Asia Road Racing Championship fraternity to Chennai, the spiritual home of Indian motorsport. The results (Provisional): Indian Touring Cars (8 laps): 1. The Rally was originally scheduled for March with perfect weather conditions in mind, but it was rescheduled by FMSCI to July due to deliberations on revising Technical Regulations.
Chennai, February 25: The pair of Mathana Kumar and fellow-rider Aravind Balakrishnan, representing Honda Ten10 Racing team, emerged overall champions in the AVT Gold Cup Million Endurance Race for two-wheelers at the MMRT circuit, here on Sunday. A Amala Jerald / C Rajkumar (Honda Ten10 Racing) (39 laps, .871); 3. Meanwhile, 17-year old Brazilian Felipe Drugovich stamped his authority in the MRF Challenge 2017 as he swept to victory in both the races run today to finish the season with 10 wins from 16 outings over four rounds. Thus, three of the seven races were cancelled since the championships in those categories were already decided. Going into today's race, Jagan enjoyed a six-point lead over Honda Ten10 Racing's Rajiv Sethu, but the expected challenge did not materialize as the latter crashed at Turn-2 in the very first lap. Final round results (Provisional): National Championship (4-Stroke) - Supersport (Unrestricted): Rameez Khan (Mysuru, BMW HP4) (08.135secs); 2. In the Pro-Stock category, seven points separate leader Aravind Balakrishnan (Honda Ten10 Racing) and Aravind Ganesh (Moto-Rev) after they finished sixth and fourth, respectively, with one more race to be run on Sunday. “The competition in the 250cc class is extremely tough with many riders capable of winning. Anindith Reddy, who did not have the best of weekends in the triple-header with one non-finish, a second and third spot, is now eligible for a ticket to the Mazda Road to Indy shootout in the United States later this year... Tarun pulled off a great move on Vikash on lap 2 to move into 2nd. The first race of the day saw the Formula LGB 1300 category in action and it was championship leader Ajay Kini who took the win.
Kishor VS and Antony Peter (Apex Racing Academy) finished second overall ahead of Honda Ten10 Racing team’s Senthil Kumar and AS Alexander. The final outcome of the 90-minute race had more to do with the team strategies and not just about the pace of the riders. I went out first, built up a lead which my team-mate Aravind maintained. Sarath Kumar / PK Mithun Kumar (Honda Ten10 Racing) (39 laps, .469). Drugovich, who had sealed the championship on Saturday itself, had few problems in Race 3 after easing his way to the front of the field. Thereafter, Jagan was on a cruise mode and seemed content to finish second behind Sethu's team-mate Mathana Kumar who eased past in the last lap. It was a splendid comeback by Jagan who, at one point in the season, trailed Sethu by 33 points but three back-to-back wins, including one yesterday, put the TVS Racing rider's campaign back on track as he clinched the title in this class, previously known as "Group B", for the sixth year in a row by a comfortable 24-point margin. S Sivanesan (Team Alisha Abdullah), Naresh Babu J (RACR) and Kannan Karnan (Rockers Racing) took the podium spots in that order. The conditions here at the MMRT are excellent, and we can expect high quality racing. Chennai's Sandeep Kumar dominated the MRF F1600 class winning all the three races for a total of six this season, but finished second in the championship behind Reddy who too won six outings... On lap 4 Tarun went around the outside of Advait into the first corner to take the lead. It was a close battle for 2nd place with Goutam Parekh just finishing ahead of Deepak Chinappa and S. The three were separated by less than a tenth off a second in one of the closest finishes of the day.