MRF F1600

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Race One

The re­sult of qual­i­fy­ing saw Sandeep Ku­mar of Chen­nai sit­ting in pole po­si­tion with cham­pi­onship leader Anin­dith Reddy of Hy­der­abad set­tling for third. As the race got un­der way all the driv­ers got away cleanly, but four laps into the race, Anin­dith found him­self in a col­li­sion, the ef­fect of which was that he lost the rear wing of the car and had to set­tle for a DNF. He still won the cham­pi­onship over Sandeep who was trail­ing by 32 points into this week­end. The fi­nal stand­ings were Sandeep Ku­mar as the race win­ner, Keith De­souza of Goa fin­ish­ing less than 0.5 sec­onds be­hind in se­cond place and round­ing up the podium was Arya Singh of Kolkata.

Race Two

The se­cond race saw great driv­ing from the top three driv­ers with less than a se­cond sep­a­rat­ing first and third, but in the end it was Sandeep once again who emerged vic­to­ri­ous, claim­ing his se­cond win of the week­end with Anin­dith tak­ing se­cond place and Arya Singh tak­ing the fi­nal step of the podium.

Race Three

The fi­nal race of the F1600 sea­son saw Sandeep dom­i­nate once again to claim vic­tory while fend­ing off Arya Singh, who fin­ished less than 0.300 sec­onds be­hind him. The vic­tory meant Sandeep had won all three races in the fi­nal round and was col­lect­ing his sixth win of the sea­son; the same num­ber as Anin­dith who fin­ished fourth and is now el­i­gi­ble for the Mazda Road to Indy shootout in the United States. Tak­ing third place in the race nearly eight sec­onds down was Keith De­souza.

( Be­low left) Sandeep Ku­mar was run­ner-up de­spite six wins

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