Mathana Kumar of Ten10 Racing
blazed the track to score a double in the showpiece Group C (165cc) Open class
to complete a fine weekend at the Rolon Round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National
Motorcycle Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway, on June 7, 2015.
Kumar, the 23-year old from
Tiruchi and riding the Honda CBR, destroyed the field in both the races with
some near-flawless riding to win from start to finish.
Also winning two races were
Vishwadev Muraleedharan, a 22-year old MBA graduate from Coimbatore in the
Group D (165cc) Novice class and Abhishek Vasudev of Bengaluru, a racing
instructor at the Apex Racing Academy, in the Suzuki Gixxer Cup Open category.
Likewise, Kerala’s Amarnath Menon won both the races in the Suzuki Gixxer Cup
for Novice riders.
Both Vishwadev and Abhishek
faced little opposition as they opened up a gap in the very first lap of their
respective races, leaving others to scrap for minor positions.
An equally impressive winner
of the day was 20-year old Kannan Karnan, a mechanic from Chennai who fought
his way to a fine win in the second race of the Group D (130cc) Novice class
despite four stitches on his left palm after he crashed twice on Saturday in
the first race.
Lying in second position till
the sixth lap, Kannan slipped past leader Yashwin Kumar and nursed the lead to
the finish for a brilliant victory.
Meanwhile, Deva Umapathy, who
had won the first race in the Group D (130cc) Novice class on Saturday, was
disqualified for a technical infringement, thus handing victory to Yashwin
The results (Provisional):
Group C (165cc) Open – Race 1
(10 laps): Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 1 (13mins, 03.708secs); Ananth Raj P
(Kingdom Racing India) 2 (13:10.662); Meka Vidhuraj (United Tech Torque Racing)
3 (13:11.905). Race 2: Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 1 (12:56.337); Meka
Vidhuraj (United Tech Torque Racing) 2 (13:00.304); Anand Raj P (Kingdom Racing
India) 3 (13:09.096).
Group D (165cc) Novice – Race
1 (10 laps): Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) 1 (13:55.536); Amarnath
Menon K (Apex Racing Academy) 2 (13:59.159); Shankar Guru A (13:59.376) 3. Race
2: Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) 1 (14:01.215); Amarnath Menon K
(Apex Racing Academy) 2 (14:09.309); Mahesh Murali (14:10.727).
Group D (130cc) Novice – Race
1 (10 laps): Yashwin Kumar R 1 (14:45.491); Sivanesan 2 (14:53.638); Sebastian
J Selvaraj 3 (14:54.101). Race 2: Kannan Karnan 1 (TVS Racing) (14:55.990);
Yashwin Kumar R 2 (15:05.739); Shoban Kumar K 3 (15:17.308).
Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open) –
Race 1 (10 laps): Abhishek Vasudev 1 (13:59.556); Ananth Raj P 2
(14:01.879); Akash Prasad Dingare 3
(14:11.106). Race 2: Abhishek Vasudev 1 (13:36.852); Mathana Kumar S 2
(14:00.416); Akash Prasad Dingare 3 (14:13.945).
Novice – Race 1 (10 laps):
Amarnath Menon K 1 (14:16.653); Vishwadev Muraleedharan 2 (14:18.004);
Malsawmdawngliana 3 (14:22.229). Race 2: Amarnath Menon K (Kerala) 1
(14:14.499); Malsawmdawngliana (Aizwal)
2 (14:15.306); Sreejith PR (Kerala) 3 (14:20.617).
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