COIMBATORE: Mumbai’s Nayan Chatterjee and the Chennai duo of Vishnu Prasad and Joseph Mathew underlined their class in Round 2 of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Saturday, winning their respective races in great style on the opening day here at the Kari Motor Speedway.
Nayan Chatterjee was at his fastest best in the Euro JK 2018 category, making his intentions clear in the morning qualifiers itself. In an incredibly pacy session that saw the entire field finish virtually inside a few breaths of each other, he clocked the fastest lap time of 1:00.514 minutes.
Nayan continued his great run through the day, winning both his races quite comfortably. He collected 16 crucial points to stake his claim for this year’s crown.
Karthik Tharani claimed the second place in both the races while Sri Lanka’s Brayan Perera and Ashwin Datta shared the third place to leave the competition tantalizingly poised.
Vishnu Prasad and Joseph Mathew continued their dominance in the LGB 4 and Suzuki Gixxer Cup, picking up 10 points each to hang on to the top position on the championship leaderboard.
Vishnu (MSport) was in a zone as he needed just 17:59.323 to complete his 15 laps.
Rohit Khanna and Raghul Rangasamy took the second and third places to maintain their primacy on the points table.
Euro JK 18:
Race 1: 1. Nayan Chatterjee; 2. Karthik Tharani; 3. Ashwin Datta
Race 2: 1. Nayan Chatterjee; 2. Karthik Tharani; 3. Ashwin Datta
LGB 4: 1. Vishnu Prasad (Msport); 2. Rohit Khanna (Dark Don Racing); 3. Raghul Rangasamy (MSport)
Suzuki Gixxer Cup: 1. Joseph Matthew; 2. Syed Muzammil Ali; 3. Sachin Chaudhary
JK Tyre Novice Cup: 1. Vishwas Vijayaraj (DTS racing), 2. Siddharth Mehdiratta (Momentum Motorsports), 3. Hashim EKP (DTS racing)
Red Bull Road To Rookies: 1. Jerome Vanlalrengpuia; 2. PC Andy Lalhmangaihsanga; 3. Eshaan Shankar