Ash­win Sun­dar Passes Away

Car India - - BULLETIN -

IT IS WITH DEEP RE­GRET THAT WE re­port that Ash­win Sun­dar, one of the most tal­ented rac­ers in the coun­try, and his wife, Niveditha, passed away re­cently in a tragic car ac­ci­dent in Chen­nai. The young racer was one of the finest in the na­tional cham­pi­onship and was adored by his fans and com­pe­ti­tion.

Born in July 1985, Ash­win first tasted suc­cess a”er be­com­ing the na­tional go-kart cham­pion in 2002. In the fol­low­ing year, the teenager won the same ti­tle once again. In 2003-04, he went on to be­come the MRF For­mula Mon­dial cham­pion and also made his début in the For­mula FISSME and For­mula LGB se­ries, where he fin­ished fourth. Ash­win’s suc­cess was not re­stricted to open­wheel rac­ing. In 2006, he en­tered the mo­tor­cy­cle rac­ing scene and was crowned ‘Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons’ a”er he won the 115- and 150-cc fourstroke ti­tles.

Year a”er year, he kept on im­press­ing the crowds with his skil­ful driv­ing and rid­ing in var­i­ous cham­pi­onships such as For­mula Hyundai, For­mula Swi”, MRF For­mula 1600 In­ter­na­tional Chal­lenge, For­mula 4 Na­tional se­ries and the MRF FF 1600 se­ries. Along the way he also won mul­ti­ple ti­tles, earn­ing the re­spect of some of In­dia’s great driv­ers like Narain Karthikeyan and Armaan Ebrahim, among oth­ers. Ash­win’s un­timely death has le” a deep im­pact on the In­dian mo­tor sport and au­to­mo­tive fra­ter­nity alike. Our con­do­lences and prayers are with the Sun­dar fam­ily and we pray that the souls of the de­parted rest in peace.

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