Dhruv aims to ‘bring it home’ at BIC

SPORTS REPORTER
Saturday, 6 October 2018

The 20-year-old driver has been dominant throughout the season and is aiming for a national record at the 5.1km track with just two races to go in the season.

PUNE: Kolhapur’s Dhruv Mohite is a well-known name amongst the racing fraternity in India and is in line to clinch the Volkswagen Ameo Cup heading into the final round, which will get underway at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) starting Saturday.

The 20-year-old driver has been dominant throughout the season and is aiming for a national record at the 5.1km track with just two races to go in the season. Mohite, with five wins from eight races, has equalled the record of most wins in a season and is hoping to surpass the mark over the weekend.

The promising youngster spoke to Sakal Times on the eve of the final round and did not hesitate to speak his mind. “We have a joke in my close friends’ circle, England could not bring it home, but Dhruv is going to bring it home,” the driver quipped, referring to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the song by English fans, about the coveted trophy coming back to the home of football, England.

Despite the fact that Mohite was oozing with confidence after the practice, where he has half-a-second faster than the rest of the field, the first thing he mentioned was, “It is never over until it is over.”

Racing fans from Maharashtra can be delighted about the fact that, no matter what, the title is coming to Maharashtra, as drivers battle it out in a car manufactured in VolksWagen’s Chakan plant in Pune. Mohite, on 380 points, leads Thane’s 28-year-old Saurav Bandyopadhyay, by 64 points, who is on 324 points and has an outside but realistic chance to overhaul Mohite’s points tally over two races over the weekend.

Although Mohite has put the champagne on ice, he knows that Bandyopadhyay won’t make things easy for him as two Maharashtra drivers prepare to battle it out one last time at the iconic Buddh International Circuit.

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