Champion rider KP Aravind rode
flawlessly through the challenging track created for the Pune International
Supercross event as he won both Motos to firm-up his chances for the Overall
title in the MRF Mogrip FMSCI National Supercross championship on November 28,
The TVS Racing’s star rider
Aravind rode his TVS RTR200 through the short double table tops and hairpin
turns befitting his calibre to win the first SX1 Moto in the Group A Class 1
Following him was Pune’s
Rugved Barguje in the second place and Abdul Wahid Tanveer in the third place,
in a TVS Racing sweep.
Barguje, who suffered a bad
fall in the Asian championship final in Indonesia early this month that led to
hospitalization, showed great courage to recover from his concussions and minor
injuries and take part in the home championship.
In Moto 2 though Barguje
finished third, but his effort should ensure him overall third position when
the championship concludes in Bengaluru next week.
Aravind won the Moto 2 to grab
full points that swelled his total points tally to 180, while his nearest
challenger Tanveer earned 32 from the Pune round for an aggregate of 151.
With 29 points separating the
two, only a DNF for Aravind in Bengaluru on December 5 would deny him the
overall title, which otherwise looks sealed for the Mangalore rider.
South Africa’s Anthony Reynard
recovered from third-place finish in Moto 1 to take the winner’s spot in Moto 2
and pip the United States’ Bryce Stewart to the second place in the overall
standings, in the International leg of the championship.
Stewart had won Moto 1 after
leader Jared Hicks slipped and flipped over the hill. Russia’s Alexander
Ivanyutin rode bravely to enthrall scores of motorsports enthusiasts who
gathered to watch the biking competition.
Reynard, however, won Moto 2,
to take the initiative going into the Bengaluru round. Ivanyutin was at his best
to grab the No 2 position again forcing Stewart to the third position.
Class 1 (SX1): 1. Aravind KP
(TVS Racing) (20, 20) 40; 2. AW Tanveer (TVS Racing) (15, 17) 32; 3. Rugved
Barguje (TVS Racing) (17. 15) 32.
Class 7 (SX2): 1. Jignesh
Patel (Nagpur) (15, 20) 35; 2. Suryansh Rathore (Indore) (17, 17) 34; 3. Rugved
Barguje (Pune) (20. 13) 33.
Class 9 (International SX): 1.
Anthony Reynard (South Africa) (15, 20) 35; 2. Bryce Stewart (US) (20, 15) 35;
3. Alexander Ivanyutin (Russia) (17, 17) 34.
Class 3 (Indian Exprerts, Moto
1): 1. Aravind KP (TVS Racing) 20; 2. AW Tanveer (TVS Racing) 17; 3. Yash Pawar
(TVS Racing) 15.
Class 5 (Indian Experts, Moto
2): 1. AW Tanveer (TVS Racing) 20; 2. Suhail Ahmed (Bengaluru) 17; 3. Yash Pawar
(TVS Racing) 15.
Class 4 (Locals): 1. Pinkesh
Thakker (Pune) 20; 2. Suhail Ahmed (Bengaluru) 17; 3. Yash Pawar (TVS Racing)
Class 2 (Novice): 1. Yash
Pawar (TVS Racing) 20; 2. Amal Verghese (Ernakulam) 17; 3. Sudeep Kottary
Class 6 (Private Experts): 1.
Suhail Ahned (Bengaluru) 20; 2. Pinkesh Thakker (Pune) 17; 3. Venkatesh Shetty
Class 8 (Junior SX): 1. Rugved
Barguje (TVS Racing) 20; 2. Keyan Patel (Mumbai) 17; 3. Karan Karle (Pune) 15.
Source: FMSCI/ MRF
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