Rac­ing Reaches Fever Pitch at MMRT

Some un­ex­pected drama in the Stock Class Ladies yields a cham­pion

Bike India - - SPORT - RE­PORT: JOSHUA VARGHESE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: SRINIVASA KRISHNAN

The MRF FMSCI In­dIan na­tIonal Mo­tor­cy­cle Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship (INMRC) is into its sec­ond half of the sea­son with just one more round left. While some rac­ers look all set to clinch their re­spec­tive cham­pi­onships, oth­ers have to up their game if they want to stay in con­tention. In an in­ter­est­ing turn of events, the Stock Class Ladies de­clared their cham­pion af­ter other con­tenders earned dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tions. All that and much more from the sec­ond week­end of Septem­ber. Read on.

RACE ONE

Udipta Ku­mar (Bhubaneswar) crashed along with another racer dur­ing the first lap of the race. The race was red­flagged and Udipta was taken to the hospi­tal for med­i­cal at­ten­tion. The race was restarted again, this time with only six laps un­til the fin­ish. Deepak Ravi Ku­mar (Moto-Rev, Chen­nai) edged out the com­pe­ti­tion and claimed top spot. Im­me­di­ately be­hind him, Antony Peter (Team Alisha Abdullah, Coim­bat­ore) and Amar­nath Menon (Gusto Rac­ing In­dia, Ker­ala) were en­gaged in a fierce bat­tle for the sec­ond step on the podium. Even­tu­ally, Antony emerged the vic­tor, leav­ing cham­pi­onship leader Amar­nath to set­tle for third place. The best lap of the race was set by Ab­hishek Va­sudev (Moto-Rev, Ben­galuru) at 1:08.169.

RACE TWO

Af­ter the close con­test in the first race, the fi­nal race on Sun­day was ex­pected to be another high-oc­tane af­fair but it turned out to be pretty cut and dry. Deepak rode a bril­liant race and emerged the un­chal­lenged win­ner, mak­ing it two-for-two that race week­end. Antony fin­ished sec­ond yet again, while Amar­nath took third place. Amar­nath did not seem his usual self be­cause he fin­ished al­most 14 sec­onds be­hind the race leader.

Deepak (25) emerged win­ner of both races

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