Coimbatore: A bunch of Mizoram boys led by Lalhruaizela are set for a penultimate round and eyes are well focussed on a possible trip to Spain for the Redbull Rookie Cup, as Round 3 of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship begins at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore on Saturday.
The Red Bull Road to Rookie Cup holds particular significance as the lucky biker who will represent India in the Road to MotoGP in Spain will be identified after this round.
The twelve youngsters in the age group of 12 to 16, who had been identified after elaborate selection trials across the country, have impressed everybody with their skills and fighting instinct.
And it is all likely to come down to a showdown between two of Mizoram’s eight wonder kids. Lalhruaizela - 38 points are clearly better placed going into the weekend; Lalnunsanga trails him by 8 points and will need the leader to make a horrible mistake to topple him and win the ticket to Spain.
In Euro 17, Vishnu Prasad will like to bag plenty of points which will help him to consolidate his No 1 spot where as in Gixxer Cup Joseph Mathew will aim to keep an advantage over the opponents.
In the Gixxer Cup, Aizawl racer Lalmawipui - 23 point and Sanjeev Mhatre - 22 points are trailing Mathew - 40 points and will hope to at least come close to him over the weekend.
In the LGB Formula 4, Prasad enjoyed a great stroke of luck and caught up with the leader Chittesh Mandody of Kolhapur on 42 points.
Chittesh had looked solid in Round 1 but after winning the opening race in Round 2 managed only 2 points in the remaining two. He suffered a 30-second penalty for an infringement in race 2 that blew away his chances.