A weekend full of fuel burning, tyre smoking
and adrenaline pumping motorsports came to a close the conclusion of round 3 of
the JK Tyre Racing Championship with 8 races and 6 different winners racing in
4 different classes of cars and bikes.
Day one on
November, 8th, the sole race of the FB02 class on the day was won by
Akhil Rabindra, but on day two (November, 9th), Vishnu Prasad came home with
gold in both races after flawless drives on both occasions thus bringing him
back into title contention.
suffered a jumpstart on day one, made up for his penalty on the second day after
he overtook pole-sitter and Race 1 winner Akhil Rabindra as he fell behind midway through
before fast-pacing Vishnu caught up with those ahead and pushed to the front.
In the third race of the FB02
category, Vishnu raced ahead of Rabindra and maintained distance to eventually
win. Ananth Shanmugam eventually finished third.
Polo R Cup
Day 1 of the event saw two Polo R cup
races where on both occasions Lee Keshav Gupta was crowned victorious.
Race 2 saw some drama from the Luxembourg
International driver, Dylan Pereira who after a tussle with Angad Singh
Matharoo was eventually disqualified from 1st after the race was
over. This left runner up driver Lee Keshav Gupta to take the top spot again as
Angad Singh took the second and Karminder Pal Singh was eventually promoted to
On Day two, Dylan Pereira came to the
track and meant business. The guest driver got a great
start and was amongst the top 3 racers from the beginning of the race. The
turning point in the race was on lap 4 when two of the drivers collided at the
final corner leaving Matharu Krishnamurthy with a puncture on the left front
tyre, body damage and what seemed like a broken suspension or steering thus
ending his race. With the stationary car on the track, the safety car was
summoned which closed in the gap between the cars. This played right into the
hands of Dylan who by lap 7 had already taken the lead and eventually the
victory as well.
commented on has victory by saying that India was an amazing experience and is
happy to have raced against such talented drivers. After gauged the level of
competition yesterday, he was determined to give his best today. Aiming to be
amongst top 3 and then make use of every possible opportunity, with a golden chance
on the 7th lap to overtake Karthik and take the lead. Dylan concluded; “I am
very happy with my performance today and I take back home a lot of learning.”
the winner of the previous two Polo R Cup events Lee Keshav Gupta and Angad
Singh Matharoo, the two top performers of the season, retired in the initial
stages of the competition.
A driver that
showed the most amounts of improvement over the weekend was the 22 year old Utsav
Shav driving the Polo R Cup car No.5 for Karcher. Shah finish 14th
in the first race and then 12th in the second, then in the third
race, Shah found himself in 8th place to finish in the top 10.
his BMW FB02 racecar and strapping himself into his No. 66 Meco Racing Formula
LGB4 race car, Vishnu seems most likely to win as he started from pole. But
unfortunately, Diljith TS from Dark Don
Racing pipped him to the chequered flag. As Vishnu finished 0.329 seconds behind
in 2nd and Raghul Rangaswamy
Diljith’s second victory in three
races now gives him a good cushion to push for the championship title during
the final round later this year.
Home boy Kulwant Singh Monty finished
first in the 1000cc Superbikes Cup race followed by Gurvinder Singh in second
and Bhupinder Singh third.
At the event in Buddh International
Circuit, Greater Noida, spectators who filled the Grand Stands also had the
privilege to witness a stunt show performed by experienced drivers in Polo R
Cup TSI cars who laid quite a lot of tyre marks on the track and burnt many of
tyres as well. Some were even lucky enough to get a hot lap taxi ride in the
Polo R cup cars driven by professional drivers.
Round of the JK Tyre
Racing championship is to be held from December 12 to
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