The 18th JK Tyre Racing
Championship concluded with a bang as a packed Grand Stand witnessed some of
the best and the most adrenaline-pumping motor sports action in the country at
the Buddh International Circuit on November 29, 2015.
Chennai sensation Vishnu
Prasad, who had sealed the victory on Day 1 itself, added another feather to
his cap surpassing 100-points tally for the season in JK Racing India Series
with yet another emphatic victory in the final race of the day. With his third
career Championship title, Vishnu further enhanced his growing reputation as
one of the country’s premier racing driver. The talented Ananth Shanmugam, and
Krishnaraaj Mahadik finished second and third for the season. Both showed great
promise throughout the 4 rounds. With more consistency, they will be expected
to provide a tougher competition to Vishnu in the coming years.
Comeback-man Ajay Kini from
Dark Don Racing, who returned to the grid after a long sabbatical, announced
his arrival in style. A fourth-place finish in the final race of Formula LGB4
Series was enough for the 26-year old pilot from Chennai to seal a Championship
triumph. In the closely fought championship, Vishnu Prasad and Raghul Rangasamy
finished second and third as Ajay’s vast experience proved to be the
Meanwhile, Anandith Reddy
romped to victory in the JK Tyre-VW Vento Cup category while Delhi-boy
Karminder Singh finsihed second. Ishaan Dodhiwala from Hyderabad finished
Earlier, in the first JK
Racing India Series race of the day (FB 02), Constantino Peroni from Italy
emerged victorious with a comfortable gap of 6.747 seconds over runner up
Krishnaraaj Madhak. Nayan Chatterjee came third while Vishnu finished 8th.
The second-race of the day –
Formula LGB 4 saw an early stutter due to a major collision in the second lap
that started with Sandeep Kumar of Meco Racing Chennai getting hit and crashing
in to two other racers. Three cars got eliminated from the race as a
result. The fiercely contested battle
between Dark Don Racing drivers Krishnaraj Mahadik, Sudharshan Rao and Vishnu
Prasad ended with Krishnaraj crossing the finishing line first with a narrow
gap of 1.090 seconds over Sudharshan. However a belated penalty to Krishnaraaj
relegated him to the third-place as Sudarshan took the top-spot. Vishnu
finished second in the race.
The Formula LGB 4 was followed
by the exciting JK Super Bike Cup (600CC and 1000CC) in its inaugural year.
Juzar Motiwala outsmarted Vijay Singh of Rajasthan by 1.552 seconds in the
600CC category. Gurvinder Singh Mantharu emerged third, however the
Championship trophy went to Vijay Singh. The 1000CC category witnessed a closer
contest between Simranjeet Singh and Bhupinder Singh from New Delhi who are on
top of the league tables. Simranjeet won the race with a 2.755 seconds gap over
Deepak Ravi Kumar and also emerged the overall category champion, stealing a
march over Bhupinder Singh. Sandesh Prasanna emerged third in the race battling
against an injury, and was seen limping after the laps were over.
Adding to the day’s
excitement, was a stunt-show organised by world-renowed stunt expert David
Grant who enthralled the crowds with his skills.
The races are webcasted live
on www.jktyremotorsport.com. The championship is run under the aegis of
Federation of Motor Sport Clubs of India (FMSCI) and Motul is the official
lubricant partner to the championship.
PROVISIONAL RACE RESULTS:
Formula LGB 4- Race 1 (8 laps)
Sudharshan Rao (Team Dark Don
Racing) – 23:53.146
Vishnu Prasad (Team Meco
Racing) – 23:53.451
Krishnaraaj Mahadik ((Team
Dark Don Racing) – 23:52.056
JK Racing India Series (10 laps)
Constantino Peroni – 21:29:480
Krishnaraaj Mahadik –
Nayan Chatterjee – 21:37.233
Vishnu Prasad – 21:31.250
Akhil Rabindra - 21:35.238
Krishnaraaj Mahadik -
Karminder Singh - 27:02.166
Ishaan Dodhiwala – 27:04.912
Anindith Reddy – 27:05.151
Sailesh Bolisetti – 23:07.820
Ishaan Dodhiwala – 23:08.914
Anindith Reddy – 23:09.893
Tyre / FMSCI
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