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