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Vishnu Prasad, Chittesh Mandody take top honours at National Racing Championship

Vishnu Prasad and Chittesh Mandody were the big winners in the opening round of 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship. The duo won all the primary races.

other sports Updated: Jul 10, 2017 01:44 IST
HT Correspondent
Vishnu Prasad (Centre) after winning the EURO JK1 race at 20th JK Tyre National Racing Championship
Vishnu Prasad (Centre) after winning the EURO JK1 race at 20th JK Tyre National Racing Championship(HT Photo)

Vishnu Prasad and Chittesh Mandody were the big winners in the opening round of 20th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship, winning all the primary races at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore on Sunday.

With reverse grid coming into play at Euro JK 17, Prasad, starting from sixth spot overcame Nayan Chatterjee (P5) and Anindith Reddy (P4).

Prasad also stormed past Vikash Anand, who started on pole, and showed incredible composure under immense pressure.

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It was much easier for Prasad in the fourth and last round of Euro JK race. He started on pole and clocked the fastest lap of the day (1:01.246 minutes), getting the better of Anindith Reddy, who had been the quickest racer until then.

Starting from fourth spot, Anindith made up two places to finish second on the podium, while Nayan Chatterjee finished third, grabbing his third podium finish.

The second LGB4 race stole the show with both Mandody and Prasad engaged in a fierce battle for the top spot, leading to a series of daring overtaking moves.

In a race that had two restarts, one of them owing to a collision, Mandody finally prevailed. Saran Vikram tried to make it interesting in the closing stages of the race, but in the end had to be content with the third place on the podium.

Earlier, Mandody who started from P7 romped home for his second consecutive victory in the LGB4.

In the Suzuki Gixxer Cup, Chennai’s Joseph Mathew finished first. Aizawl’s Malsawmdawngliana and Lalmawipuia claimed second and third positions respectively.

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In the JK Tyre Red Bull Road to Rookie Cup, Sri Lanka’s Jaden Gunawardena continued his winning run, outclassing the field once again. Jaden clocked fast times in each of the 8 laps, to finish the race in just 11:47.188 minutes, full 3.235 seconds ahead of Chennai’s Varoon S who finished second pushing Aizwal’s Lalhruaizela and Lalnunsanga to lower positions.

Results:

Euro JK 17 Race 4: 1. Vishnu Prasad; 2. Anindith Reddy K; 3. Nayan S Chatterjee; Euro JK 17 Race 3: 1. Vishnu Prasad; 2. Akash Gowda; 3. Vikash Anand; LGB4 Race 3: 1. Chittesh Mandody; 2. Vishnu Prasad; 3. Saran Vikram; LGB4 Race 2: 1. Chittesh Mandody; 2. Vishnu Prasad; 3. Sandeep Kumar;

JK Tyre Redbull Road to rookies Cup Race 2: 1. Jaden Gunawardena; 2. Varoon S; 3. Lalhruaizela; JK Tyre Suzuki Gixxer Cup Race 2: 1. Joseph Matthew; 2. Malsawmdawngliana; 3. Lalmawipuia