The wet lines

The Ameo race car driv­ers take on their first ever wet race in the third round of the cham­pi­onship

Evo India - - BAJA ARAGON 2019 - WORDS by HARI KUDCHADKAR

THE SCHED­ULE FOR THE race week­end had to be re­vised due to the heavy rain that did not die down un­til af­ter­noon. This meant the prac­tice and qual­i­fy­ing ses­sions for all classes had to be short­ened to ac­com­mo­date the races be­fore track clo­sure. Mum­bai’s Sau­rav Bandy­opad­hyay who was sec­ond in the cham­pi­onship af­ter round two, won the first race of the week­end on a dry­ing track with Bengaluru’s Shub­ho­moy Ball in sec­ond place.

Pratik Son­awane, who led the cham­pi­onship af­ter round two, took home a third place fin­ish and also won the last race. For Pratik, it was a come­back from his crash in race two which was on a soak­ing wet track. Hy­der­abad’s Jeet Jhabakh took ad­van­tage of Pratik’s crash and charged ahead for the race win. For­tu­nately, Pratik’s Ameo was fixed just in time for the last race of the week­end, giv­ing him a fight­ing chance to climb the podium. Even though Pratik was forced to al­ter his fast line due to the pud­dles, he was still quick enough to win the race. Sid­dharth Me­hdi­ratta fin­ished in sec­ond place. ⌧

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY by VOLK­SWA­GEN MO­TOR­SPORT IN­DIA

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