Anindith Reddy, Vishnu Prasad crowned champs in JK Tyre Racing Championship
The 19th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship came to a close with Anindith Reddy and Vishnu Prasad emerging champions in the Euro JK 16 and LGB Formula 4 categories.other sports Updated: Nov 20, 2016 21:20 IST
The 19th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship came to a close with Anindith Reddy and Vishnu Prasad emerging champions in the Euro JK 16 and LGB Formula 4 categories.
The father and son duo of Gurvinder Singh and Simranjeet Singh had to settle for the runner-up trophies despite winning their races on Saturday. In the JK 600cc, Gurvinder slipped to fourth place on Sunday to take the second position. In JK 1000cc, Simranjeet tied with Sandesh P but surrendered the title for finishing behind him in the qualifying rounds.
In the final round, Anindith and Vishnu had stormed ahead of the field on Saturday, winning both their races. Starting with 96 points on Sunday, with a handy nine-point lead, Anindith knew that the championship was still wide open, especially as the reverse grid had come into play.
But it didn’t unnerve him, even though he started from the sixth position. He moved into the lead and hung on till the end of the 10th lap to add 10 points to his tally. He built an unbeatable lead of 11 points to seal the championship with a race to go. “I had a good start and managed to get ahead of the car in front of me right away. That made it easy for me,” he said.
The LGB 4 too followed a similar script with Vishnu wrapping up the championship on Saturday itself. He had a 19-point lead going into Sunday, and eased his way to underline his supremacy.
Euro JK 16
1. Anindita Reddy (96 points); 2 Ananth Shanmugham (101); 3 Nayan Chatterjee (96)
1. Vishnu Prasad (96); 2 Raghul Rangasamy (75); 3 Saran Tmars (54)
1. Sandesh P (27); 2 Simranjeet Singh (27); 3 Dilip Rogger
1. Deepak Ravikumar (27); 2 Gurvinder Singh (24); 3 Vijay Singh (22)
First Published: Nov 20, 2016 21:16 IST