The Dou­bles Game

This round saw a host of dou­ble vic­to­ries, fight­backs, and the re­turn of a cham­pion

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After an ac­tion-packed round two in Coim­bat­ore last month, the 2018 MRF MMSC FMSCI In­dian Na­tional Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship (INRC) kicked off its third round in Chen­nai. Com­pe­ti­tion was stiff and dou­ble vic­to­ries ga­lore. The week­end saw the re­turn of the de­fend­ing cham­pion in the In­dian Tour­ing Car cat­e­gory, who made quite an en­try into the 2018 sea­son. All in all, there was ex­cite­ment, heart­break, come­backs, and cham­pion-like in­tel­li­gent driv­ing. In a word? Well, su­per­cal­ifrag­ilis­tic­ex­pi­ali­do­cious!

Race Two

Short­ened to five laps due to mul­ti­ple col­li­sions, the sec­ond race, which started with a re­verse grid, saw Goutham Parekh start fourth. Goutham was a run­ner-up in the 2015 sea­son and then took a two-year break. Goutham re­turned to the front line this week­end with a podium in race one and led San­deep Ku­mar in sec­ond and Na­bil Hus­sain in third to the che­quered flag in race two for the win. Race Three

An in­ci­dent-free race saw Raghul Ran­gasamy start on pole and slowly but surely pull away from Goutam Parekh in sec­ond place. The bat­tle for third was a lit­tle more ex­cit­ing. Ash­win Datta, who had white­washed the com­pe­ti­tion in Coim­bat­ore, fi­nally got a podium po­si­tion at this r ound after hold­ing off the race one win­ner, San­deep Ku­mar.

Above) ( Podium for the For­mula LGB 1300. Na­bil Hus­sain, So­hail Shah and Deepak Raviku­mar

Be­low)( Raghul Ran­gasamy was also one of the quick­est in Coim­bat­ore

Left) ( Race two podium of Goutham Parekh, San­deep Ku­mar and Na­bil Hus­sain

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