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Bright start for Vishnu in Formula BMW Round 2
Hindustan Times
Coimbatore, August 11, 2013
First Published: 00:57 IST(11/8/2013)
Last Updated: 03:21 IST(11/8/2013)

It was double delight for Vishnu Prasad as he recorded wins in both the Formula LGB and Formula BMW class in Round 2 of the JK Tyre Racing Championship in Coimbatore on Saturday.   
After finishing third in the first Formula LGB race behind Sarosh Hataria and Saran Vikram, Vishnu showed his true class with a professional performance on a wet track.

In Race 1 of the JK Racing India Series (Formula BMW) Vishnu took pole position with a lap time of 1: 06.799 seconds. Rounding out the top three were Bangalore boys Arjun Maini and Akhil Rabindra.

Making a strong start, Vishnu got better with each passing lap, and registered an easy victory.

Maini came in second while Kohlapur’s Chittesh Mandody, who overtook Rabindra in the first quarter of the contest, was third. Championship points leader Akhil Khushlani did not have the best of qualifying, starting sixth on the grid and finished fourth.

In the second Formula LGB race, Vishnu excelled in the rain. Coming second, Dark Don Racing’s Advait Deodhar secured his maiden podium finish (22:00.454) while Saran Vikram finished third (22:01.653).

In the qualifying for the JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo R Cup, Prashant Tharani clinched pole with 1:14.844 seconds followed by South African driver Jeffrey Kruger, Samarth Jaiswal, Yatin Magu and Rahil Noorani.

The writer’s trip has been sponsored by JK Tyre

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