Fi­nal Round

Our cov­er­age of the fifth and fi­nal round of the 2017 TVS One Make Race Cham­pi­onship

Bike India - - SPORT TVS ONE MAKE CHAMPIONSHIP - RE­PORT: ANOSH KHUM­BATTA PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: MURALI RAMA KR­ISH­NAN

The fifth and fi­nal round of this year’s tVs one make race Cham­pi­onship was held across two week­ends, with the open Class races tak­ing place from the 15th to 17th of septem­ber along­side the asia road rac­ing Cham­pi­onship and the novice Class races tak­ing place the fol­low­ing week­end. For easy read­ing we have com­bined the two week­ends’ pro­ceed­ings be­low.

Open Class RACE ONE

the top three places in the first open Class race were all taken by Chen­nai boys at their home cir­cuit. arun muthukr­ish­nan rode a per­fect race right off the line to win the 10-lap race on sun­day, cross­ing the line barely half a sec­ond ahead of anand Ku­mar in sec­ond place. Cham­pi­onship leader sivane­san s fin­ished in third, but had gath­ered enough points al­ready to have the cham­pi­onship in the bag with one race re­main­ing.

RACE TWO

sun­day’s open Class race saw sivane­san s stamp his au­thor­ity on the cham­pi­onship by win­ning the race he didn’t even have to run to be crowned cham­pion. arun muthukr­ish­nan

fin­ished a close sec­ond, while Bengaluru’s Yashas r l crossed the line in third place, just seven thou­sandths of a sec­ond be­hind arun.

with a stag­ger­ing 204 points in the bag as the sea­son came to a close, sivane­san was crowned tVs one make Cham­pion in the open Class, while Prabhu V’s fifth place on satur­day and fourth place on sun­day earned him enough points to bring his to­tal to 124 for a well-de­served sec­ond place in the cham­pi­onship stand­ings. Yashas r l has been per­form­ing ex­tremely well through­out the year and his 114 points earned him third place in the cham­pi­onship.

Novice Class RACE ONE

the novice Class cham­pi­onship was a much closer bat­tle than the open Class, with the win­ner only de­cided once the fi­nal race was run. anup Ku­mar has been get­ting stronger and faster all sea­son, and he rode a per­fect six laps on satur­day, just about keep­ing ahead of G Balaji. at the line there was just three­tenths of a sec­ond sep­a­rat­ing these two, with anup tak­ing the vic­tory. this brought him within three points of the cham­pi­onship lead with 150 points, while his clos­est ri­val in the stand­ings, Peddu sri har­sha, fin­ished in fifth place and was at 153 points. third place in the race was taken by shankar Guru who, at 143 points, was also third in the cham­pi­onship.

RACE TWO

the fi­nal race in the novice Class Cham­pi­onship was won by neyveli’s K B ra­jka­mal, but the hap­pi­est man of the day was anup Ku­mar who fin­ished sec­ond and earned 18 points, putting him at the top of the cham­pi­onship stand­ings. Chen­nai’s Yash­win Ku­mar rode a fine race to fin­ish in third place.

Peddu sri har­sha earned 10 points for a fifth-place fin­ish, bring­ing his grand to­tal to 163, just five points shy of anup’s 168, while shankar Guru failed to fin­ish the race, but still se­cured third place in the cham­pi­onship with his 142 points.

we hope to see these young rac­ers go from strength to strength in the com­ing sea­sons, giv­ing the crowds some­thing to cheer about.

Yashas (8) tries to make his way past Sivane­san (6)

Arun Muthukr­ish­nan (2) about to steal the lead from Anand Ku­mar (5) on Satur­day’s race

Anup Ku­mar (4) stretches his lead over G Balaji (13) Shankar Guru (5) and K B Ra­jka­mal (8) on Satur­day’s race

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