Indian Motor Sport
The Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) is considered the pinnacle of racing on two wheels in India. Here are all the results from round three of the big races in this competition
THE INMRC IS THE PROVERBIAL HOLY grail of motorcycle racing in India and this, the third round, was full of action, drama, and cut-throat competition. Here is the competition-wise breakdown of the all the electrifying races.
INMRC Stock 165
Antony Peter has been a dominant force in the Stock 165 races, and continued his dominance in race one of the third round of the competition. Joseph Mathew pushed him throughout the race, though, eventually finishing just half a second behind him. Race two, however, was another story altogether. Mathew took the lead on the very first lap and held on to it, and while Peter had battled for second spot and re-claimed it with three laps to go, Anish Shetty suddenly surged ahead on the last lap, climbing from fifth spot to finish second.
INMRC Pro-Stock 165
Hari Krishnan has been the leader of the pro-stock races so far, but he had to settle for just one third-spot finish across both races in this round as his competitors really stepped up their game. Kanan Karnan and Dinesh Kumar finished first and second respectively, with Prabhu A coming in a distant third in race one. The podium looked almost nothing alike for race two, though, as the latter clinched second spot, with Rajiv Sethu coming in first and the aforementioned Hari Krishnan taking the last spot on the podium.
INMRC Super Sport National Championship
TVS Racing’s Jagan Kumar is the championship leader and the one to watch in the Super Sport 165 National Championship, but in race one he was conspicuous by his absence. Jagan lost pole position on a technical disqualification, started from the back of the grid, and crashed out on Turn Two on the second lap. This and another strong competitor, K Rajini, also bowing out due to technical issues meant K Y Ahmed clinched an easy victory. Jagan was not to be denied in race two, however, for he rose to the occasion and crossed the chequered flag nearly two seconds ahead of Sarath Kumar and Deepak Ravikumar who clinched the second and third spots respectively in both races.
Antony Peter, winner of the Stock 165 race
Kannan Karnan, winner of the Pro-Stock 165 race
KY Ahamed (#2), winner of the Super Sport Indian 165 race