the largest city in Andhra Pradesh, also known as Vizag, saw some great go
karting action involving children still to reach their teens, emerge winners in
the 11th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship 2014.
teenager Ameya Bafna and Bengaluru boys Yash Aradhya and Ricky Donison emerged
champions in their respective categories in the National Karting Championship
which concluded at the V-1 track in Visakhapatnam on November 16, 2014.
to a JK Tyre press release, Aradhya, the 12-year old sixth standard student of
Bishop Cotton’s in Bengaluru, had a smooth run in the Micro Max final as he
built an early lead starting from pole position and nursed it to the finish
line to clinch the championship in style with his fourth win in five rounds.
Junior Max final saw some top notch contest as pole-sitter Donison was quick
off the blocks and led until Kush Maini, having started fourth, caught up with
him. The two Bengaluru boys fought a close battle until Maini made a fine move
to go into the lead that he kept to the finish.
the second place finish, London-born 16-year old Donison, a student of
Bangalore International School, still clinched the championship, albeit by just
four points while Maini finished second.
Senior Max Finals saw Chittesh Mandody of Mohite’s Racing snatching the lead
from pole-sitter and team-mate Dhruv Mohite to win comfortably. Finishing
second behind Mandody was Rayo Racing’s Nayan Chatterjee who slipped past
Mohite in the latter half of the race.
the winner in this category was Ameya Bafna. Staying away from the battle
ahead, 19-year old Bafna kept his wits about him and seemed content to finish
fourth which earned him sufficient points to claim the championship in his
Aradhya pulled off another brilliant win in the Pre-Final to consolidate his
lead in the class championship while Maini could manage only fourth following a
racing incident he was involved in as Donison, Ravindra and Akash Gowda
finished ahead of him.
Senior Max Pre-Finals saw Mohite coming up with a late move on front-runner
Mandody to win the race while Bafna, driving well within himself and with an
eye on his championship, came in third.
– Micro Max: Yash Aradhya (MECO Racing) 1; Chirag Ghorpade (BPC Racing) 2; Paul
Francis (MECO Racing) 3. Championship winner: Aradhya (196 points)
Max (provisional): Kush Maini (Dark Don Racing) 1; Ricky Donison (BFC Racing) 2;
Aaroh Ravindra (Rayo Racing) 3. Championship winner: Donison (183 points).
Max: Chittesh Mandody (Mohite’s Racing) 1; Nayan Chatterjee (Rayo Racing) 2;
Dhruv Mohite (Mohite’s Racing) 3. Championship winner: Ameya Bafna (Rayo
Racing, 181 points).
– Micro Max: Yash Aradhya 1, Arun S Nair 2, Chirag Gorphade 3. Junior Max:
Ricky Donison 1, Aaroh Ravindra 2, Akash Gowda 3. Senior Max: Dhruv Mohite 1,
Chittesh Mandody 2, Ameya Bafna 3.
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