Su­per­bikes Let Loose

The ex­cite­ment gen­er­ated by the big bike races at the fi­nal round of the JK Tyre NRC was sur­real

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The su­per­bike races were among the most an­tic­i­pated events of the fi­nal round of the 21st Jk Tyre Fmsci na­tional rac­ing cham­pi­onship (nrc); well, at least for the mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts in the crowd who whooped and cheered as the com­peti­tors rolled up to their po­si­tions on the grid. pic­tures were shot and in­sta­gram sto­ries were made... you get the idea, don’t you? a few of the most pow­er­ful pro­duc­tion mo­tor­cy­cles were in the com­pe­ti­tion. bmw s 1000 rrs, Ducati pani­gale V4s, and Yamaha YZF-r1s were a few of the race ma­chines on the track. mean­while, in the mid­dleweight cat­e­gory, the grid was dom­i­nated by in-line triples from Tri­umph while Ja­panese ma­chines formed the mi­nor­ity.

The crowd got a good look at these mo­tor­cy­cles be­fore the lights went out be­cause once the race got un­der way, they be­came mere blurs as they zipped down the main straight.

1000 CC Race One

The in­ter­na­tional racer, san­desh p (bengaluru), set the fastest time (1:58.593) dur­ing qual­i­fy­ing and claimed pole po­si­tion ahead of gurvin­der singh (new Delhi) and Deepak ravi ku­mar (chen­nai) in sec­ond and third re­spec­tively. The lights went out and the bikes screamed off the line.

san­desh looked promis­ing dur­ing the ini­tial phase of the race but, un­for­tu­nately, he was not able to fin­ish the race.

gurvin­der made the most of that op­por­tu­nity and rode his Ducati pani­gale V4 s to a stun­ning win. Two sec­onds be­hind him, Dilip rog­ger (chen­nai) fin­ished in sec­ond place. The last place on the podium was claimed by Deepak. san­desh set the fastest lap of the week­end at 1:58.315.

Race Two

The sec­ond race was dom­i­nated by two men: Dilip Lal­wani (Jaipur) and Deepak. The for­mer took home the win af­ter beat­ing Deepak to the line by a sec­ond. nine sec­onds af­ter the race win­ner, gurvin­der claimed third place.

at the end of the week­end, gurvin­der was crowned the cham­pion, thanks to his stel­lar per­for­mances in both races. Dilip Lal­wani and Deepak took home well-de­served sec­ond and third places re­spec­tively. 600 CC

Race One

Vi­jay singh (Jaipur) clocked a time of 2:04.923 dur­ing qual­i­fy­ing and started from pole. right be­hind him were kul­want singh (new Delhi) and kam­ran Dubash (panch­gani). The race took off to a good start and soon it was ev­i­dent that Vi­jay was in a league of his own. The man set in quick times for six laps and took home the win. more than four sec­onds sep­a­rated him and sec­ond-placed kul­want. kam­ran claimed a lonely third place; fin­ish­ing more than 11 sec­onds af­ter the race win­ner.

Race Two

The sec­ond race was an­other easy win for Vi­jay. hav­ing es­tab­lished a mas­sive 10-sec­ond lead over his clos­est ri­val, kul­want, the Jaipur man cruised to vic­tory. a mis­take dur­ing the course of the race saw kam­ran cede third place to saran­bir singh (new Delhi).

at the end of this an­nual event, Vi­jay was crowned cham­pion af­ter mak­ing a clean sweep of the week­end. kul­want was placed sec­ond while kam­ran and saran­bir shared third place.

LEFT: Gurvin­der (7) cel­e­brates a well-de­served win RIGHT: Clean sweep for Vi­jay in both races

Vi­jay in ac­tion

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