CHENNAI: The pair of Mathana Kumar and fellow-rider Aravind Balakrishnan, representing Honda Ten10 Racing team, emerged overall champions in the AVT Gold Cup Million Endurance Race for two-wheelers at the MMRT circuit, here on Sunday.
Kishor VS and Antony Peter (Apex Racing Academy) finished second overall ahead of Honda Ten10 Racing team’s Senthil Kumar and AS Alexander. All three podium pairs completed 41 laps.
The final outcome of the 90-minute race had more to do with the team strategies and not just about the pace of the riders.
“I think, our strategy worked well. I went out first, built up a lead which my team-mate Aravind maintained. On my second run, I suffered cramps, but somehow we finished well,” said Mathana.
Overall/Honda CBR 250: 1. Mathana Kumar/Aravind Balakrishnan (Honda Ten10 Racing) 1hr, 31mins, 38.048secs; 2. Kishor VS/Anthony Peter (Apex Racing Academy) 1:31:57.186; 3. Sethil Kumar/AS Alexander (Honda Ten10 Racing) 1:32:06.461).
Pro-Stock Open (301-400cc): 1. P Sai Sahil/G Vikas Kumar 1:31:50.690; 2. K Raja Pandian/Varun Patil 1:32:06.038); 3. Aakash Rajshakha/Bhumik Lalwani 1:32:53.352.
Pro-Stock Open (130-165cc): 1. Yashas RL/K Kannan 1:31:45.003); 2. A Amala Jerald/C Rajkumar (Honda Ten10 Racing) 1:32:11.871; 3. Sarath Kumar/PK Mithun Kumar (Honda Ten10 Racing) 1:32:31.469.
Stock (130-165cc): 1. Aditya Rao Immaneni/Karthik 1:32:00.317; 2. Manoj Y/A Ryhana Bee 1:31:47.013; 3. Anand R/Narayanan K 1:33:29.028.