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Savla steals the show in Colombo
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Colombo, December 17, 2012
First Published: 00:49 IST(17/12/2012)
Last Updated: 01:57 IST(17/12/2012)

Defending champion Munjal Savla, from Mumbai, was the star of the show at the Colombo Night Race as he cruised to victory from pole position.

Defending Polo R Cup India champion, Chennai's A Sandeep Kumar finished second while 2012 JK Tyre National Karting Champion Ameya Bafna ended third.

Time constraints on Saturday resulted in Race 2 of the Volkswagen Polo Cup being cancelled.

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Restricted to three timed laps, Munjal set the pace in qualification, with a fastest lap of 2:05.71 mins. Bafna was almost a second slower and joined Munjal on the front row. Sandeep and Angad Singh Matharoo started in the 3rd and 4th positions respectively.

In the race, Munjal raced from pole to chequered flag. Sandeep and Bafna had a good battle for the second spot but Sandeep managed to pull away to finish 2nd. Romani De Silva was the best of the local drivers, finishing fourth

An ecstatic Munjal said, "Winning here for second time in a row feels amazing. Getting pole position a second quicker than the competition gave me a confidence boost. Though I started with a few mistakes in the opening lap, I managed to keep the lead and made no further errors."


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