Karan gets his time under the hot sun

SPORTS REPORTER
Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Karan took 15 points for his third place finish, while Yuvraj snapped up 20 and Ikshan Shanbhag of Satara grabbed 17 for the runners-up spot.

PUNE: Pune rider Karan Karle stole the show with his impressive dirt track control astride Honda CR150 in the Dirt Track Championship organised by the Pune Motorsports Association at the Suyog Grounds near Gangadham Towers here on Sunday.

Though Karan third in the Junior SX category behind the National Supercross champion Yuvraj Kondedeshmukh, his style and grit to take on the opposition riding on foreign make bikes whilst he was on an Indian motorcycle, was worth a watch.

Karan took 15 points for his third place finish, while Yuvraj snapped up 20 and Ikshan Shanbhag of Satara grabbed 17 for the runners-up spot. Both Yuvraj and Ikshan rode KTM 85 bikes, which were lighter and faster. Another Pune boy, Sarthak Chavan, finished fourth on Kawasaki.

In the Foreign Open Class, Yash Pawar of Nashik defeated Pune’s Rugved Barguje by mere two points.

Hero Impulse ruled the Class 4 Indian Experts category with Ashpak Mulani winning it ahead of Pinkesh Thakkar (17) and Shivam Kamble (15).

RESULTS:
Foreign Open: 1. Yash Pawar (Kawasaki KX, Nashik) 35 pts, 2. Rugved Barguje (TVS RTR, Pune) 33, 3. Kiran Chopda (KTM 350) 30, 4. Jeet Tapasvi (Yamaha) 25, 5. Ajit Tapasvi (Honda CR) 22.

Novice: 1. Swagat Kandekari (Hero Impulse) 20, 2. Shivam Kamble (Hero Impulse) 17, 3. Aditya Pathak (Hero Impulse) 15; 4. Mayuresh Nimbalkar (Hero Impulse) 13.

Ladies Scooter: 1. Ritu Kaur (Aprilia) 20, 2. Vartika Pande (Aprilia) 17, 3. Mugdha Chaudhary (Aprilia) 15, 4. Pallavi Yadav (Aprilia) 13, 5. Anita Khan (Aprilia) 11.

Indian Experts: 1. Ashpak Mulani (Impulse) 20, 2. Pinkesh Thakkar (Impulse) 17, 3. Shivam Kamble (Impulse) 15, 4. Sunil Mohite (Impulse) 13, 5. Balkrishna Argade (TVS RTR)11.

Junior SX: 1. Yuvraj Kondedeshmukh (KTM 85) 20, 2. Ikshan Shanbhag (KTM 85) 17, 3. Karan Karle (Honda CR 150) 15, 4. Sarthak Chavan (Kawasaki KX) 13, 5. Jinendra Sangave (KTM 65) 11.

Hero Impulse: 1. Ashpak Mulani 20, 2. Pinkesh Thakkar 17, 3. Nikhil Kamthe 15, 4. Shivam Bhosale 13, 5. Sunil Mohite 11.

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