Harpal Singh Bedi
Coimbatore: Anish Shetty, Viswas Vijayaraj top their respective categories on rain-marred 2nd round of the 25th JK Tyre National Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday.
With Chennai-lad and tally topper Kyle Kumaran being absent from this round, MSport’s Aman Nagdev bettered favourite Aadithya Parasuram, who was second overall with 27 points, to finish at top of the podium, while DTS Racing’s Joel Joseph finished a close third.
The LGB Formula 4 started as the second race of the day .After an exciting face-off braving the rainy track, it was Ahura Racing’s Viswas Vijayaraj who bettered defending champion Vishnu Prasad, to finish at top of the podium, while Tijil Rao secured the third spot at the LGB Formula 4.
With MSport’s Ruhaan Alva missing this round due to the World Motorsport Games in Marseille, and Arya Singh leading the overall tally, the race was up for surprises from the seasoned campaigners.
The Race 3 of Round 2 of JK Tyre Novice Cup turned out to be a fierce battle among the young racers and the table completely turned with Arjun Syam Nair from Momentum Motorsports claiming the top spot , while DTS Racing’s Vinith Kumar, and MSport’s Dhruvh Goswami followed at close 2nd and 3rd respectively.
With weather getting better and the track drying up, the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup finally took off as the fourth and concluding race for Day one
Seasoned campaigners Anish D Shetty and Allwin Xavier battled it out throughout the race,in which 10 professional and 15 amateur riders competed on the grid . Although it was Anish who claimed the top spot Navaneeth Kumar came 2nd, followed by Soorya PM at a close 3rd.
Category-wise, Anish led in the professional category, followed by Navaneeth at the 2nd and Allwin at the 3rd place. The Amateur category was headed by Soorya PM, followed by Pradeep C at 2nd, and Ashish Patel at 3rd respectively.
Overall, it was a power-packed and surprise-filled Day 1 .It had a rainy start, the weather turned pleasant by the second half.