the 2014 MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship (NRC) at the Buddh
International Circuit in Greater Noida , Delhi boy Lee Keshav took his first
win in the MRF FF1600 championship on September 28, 2014. Tarun Reddy and Arjun Narendran had won their
respective titles on the previous day. VJ Senthil and Dean Mascarenhas won the Indian
Junior Touring Car (IJTC) and Toyota Etios Motor Racing (EMR) Trophy.
Race 1 of the MRF FF1600 Kartik Tharani Singh had a great start and got past
pole sitter Siddharth Trivellore to lead into the first corner. Lee Keshav
slotted into 3rd place as 2014 Champion Tarun Reddy struggled with a throttle
problem and dropped down to 6th place. He finally retired from the race. Arjun
Narendran too retired from the race on lap 2 which brought out the Safety Car.
As the safety car came in Lee Keshav got a great run on Karthik and overtook
him into turn 1 to take the lead. Karthik kept up with Lee. Lee Keshav took his
first win with Karthik in 2nd place and Dhruv in 3rd place.
Race 2 of the MRF FF1600 Tarun Reddy got off to a brilliant start and led from
start to finish. Behind him it was once again Lee Keshav and Karthik battling
it out for the podium spot. Eventually Lee Keshav took his third podium of the
weekend and 3rd position in the Championship, ahead of Vikash Anand. With
Tarun's win, he made it 11 wins out of 14 races and also became the youngest
winner of the Championship.
Narendran completed his domination of the ITC Championship after taking his 9th
win of the season. Ashish Ramaswamy was once again his closest competitor and
finished in 2nd place with Sivaramakrishnan getting on the podium yet again. C
Rajaram, who finished in 5th position, took 3rd in the ITC Championship.
the Toyota EMR Race 1, Hisham took his second win of the season after a close
battle with Dean Mascarenhas. It was a three-way battle for most of the race
with championship contender Varun Anekar. Hisham finally crossed the finish line ahead of Dean by
0.448secs with Varun in 3rd place.
Mascarenhas sealed the title in the last race when he won ahead of Hisham and
Mezaan Anees. Dean got revenge on Hisham and beat him by 0.347secs in yet
another thriller. Dean has won the 2014 Toyota EMR Trophy ahead of Varun Anekar
Senthil took his first ever title when he won the IJTC race after a race long
battle with Charen Chandran and Feroze Khan. 2013 Champion Feroze was running
in 2nd place but lost out to Charen and ended up in 3rd place. It was a great
season long battle between Senthil and Feroze with the former being crowned a
worthy champion said a press release.
Indian Junior Touring Cars
1. VJ Senthil
2. Charen Chandran
3. Feroze Khan
Toyota EMR - Race 3
2. Dean Mascarenhas
3. Varun Anekar
EMR - Race 4
1. Dean Mascarenhas
3. Mezan Anees
Superstock - Race 3
2. Joel Joseph
Indian Touring Cars - Race 3
1. Arjun Narendran
2. Ashish Ramaswamy
MRF FF 1600 - Race 2
1. Lee Keshav Gupta
2. Kartik Tharani Singh
3. Dhruv Behl
1. Tarun Reddy
2. Lee Keshav Gupta
3. Kartik Tharani Singh
2014 MMSC-FMSCI NATIONAL RACING
MRF FF 1600
2. Advait Deodhar
3. Lee Keshav Gupta
Indian Touring Cars
3. C Rajaram
3. Chandresh Tolia
2. Feroze Khan
3. Siddharth B
Picture of MRF FF1600
race in progress at the Buddh International Circuit on September 28, 2014
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