2015 Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship: Jagan Kumar wins Group B title

Team OD  /
22 Feb 2016 20:54:40 IST

The fifth round of the 2015 MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship came to an end yesterday at the MMRT in Sriperumbudur, Chennai. The weekend also held the first ever Honda All-Ladies Race in which 10 women raced four laps on race-spec Honda CBR150s. Meanwhile, in the Group B (Open) class, TVS Racing's Jagan Kumar managed a double win this weekend, making him the champion of this season. In the Group C (Open) category, Mathana Kumar from Ten10 Racing won the title while Vishwadev Muraleedharan of Sparks Racing took first in the Group D (Novice) class championship.

Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing blasting his way to victory in the Group B (Open) class race of the fifth and final round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship 2015 on Saturday at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai.Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing in the Group B (Open) class race on Saturday

On Day 1, Jagan had to start from last because of a battery failure in the qualifying session. However, within no time, he had managed to make his way up the ladder to eventually pass TVS Racing's KY Ahamed and Harry Sylvester to win the race. Ahamed, who finished second ahead of Sylvester, had managed to qualify on pole for this race. On the second day, Jagan patiently waited behind the race leaders for the first few laps before making his move and breaking far ahead of the pack by the end it. Finishing second and third were KY Ahamed and Kannan Subramani.

Mathana Kumar of Ten10 Racing who emerged champion in the Group C (165cc, Open)Mathana Kumar of Ten10 Racing who emerged as the champion in the Group C (Open) class

Mathana Kumar saw a good end to the weekend as he took the Group C (Open) category championship, by winning both races ahead of Rajiv Sethu S and Shyam Shankar. In the Group D (Novice) class, Kannan Karnan had finished second on Day 1, and first in the final race thereby winning the championship according the provisional results. However, he was subsequently stripped of the 50 points he had won due a technical infringement in his motorcycle that was caught during the post-race scrutiny. This automatically pushed Muraleedharan to the top of the leaderboard.

In the CBR250 (Open) category of the Honda One-Make Championship, Sarath Kumar, who had already won the championship, opted to skip the race. Sumit Lucas Toppo, who was on P1 in the same category won the first race ahead of Mathana Kumar and Hari Krishnan R. In Race 2 however, Dinesh Kumar took first place ahead of Rajiv Sethu and Hari Krishnan.

Chennai's Rehana Reya, winner of the Honda All-Ladies raceChennai's Rehana Reya, winner of the Honda All-Ladies race

In the CBR150 (Novice) championship, Kishoar VS won both races after he qualified on pole on Saturday. Aravind Balakrishnan won the title after he finished second in both races. In the first Honda All-Ladies Race, Chennai's Rehana Reya took the chequered flag after she got past pole-sitter Pooja Dabhi.

Results

Day 1

National Championship:

Group B (Open)

Race 1 (6 laps):

  1. Jagan Kumar (TVS Racing) 1 (11mins, 51.099secs)
  2. KY Ahamed (TVS Racing) 2 (11:54.198)
  3. Harry Sylvester (TVS Racing) 3 (11:54.458)

Race 2 (6 laps):

  1. Jagan Kumar (TVS Racing) (11:57.799)
  2. KY Ahamed (TVS Racing) (12:00.172)
  3. Kannan Subramani (TVS Racing) (12:03.529)

Championship winner: Jagan Kumar

Group C (Open)

Race 1 (6 laps):

  1. S Mathana Kumar (Ten10 Racing) 1 (12:42.929)
  2. Rajiv Sethu S (Pvt) 2 (12:47.648)
  3. Shyam Shankar (Thunderbolt Racing) 3 (12:48.029)

Race 2 (6 laps):

  1. S Mathana Kumar (Ten10 Racing) (12:48.359)
  2. Rajiv Sethu (Ten10 Racing) (12:54.644)
  3. Shyam Shankar (Pvt) (12:54.799)

Championship winner: S Mathana Kumar (Ten10 Racing)

Group D (Novice)

Race 1 (6 laps):

  1. Kishoar VS (pvt) (13:14.458)
  2. Kannan Karnan (Moto-Rev Yamaha) (13:14.569)
  3. Aravind Balakrishnan (United Tech Torque Racing) (13:23.535)

Race 2 (6 laps):

  1. Kannan Karnan (Moto-Rev Yamaha) (13:26.074)
  2. Vishwadev Muralidharan (Sparks Racing) (13:27.073)
  3. Aravind Balakrishnan (Pvt) (13:28.516)

Championship winner: Kannan Karnan (Moto-Rev Yamaha)

Honda MMSC One-Make Championship:

CBR 250 (Open)

Race 1 (6 laps):

  1. Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) (12:31.775)
  2. Mathana Kumar (Ten10 Racing) (12:34.839)
  3. Hari Krishnan R (Ten10 Racing) (12:34.978)

Race 2 (6 laps):

  1. Dinesh Kumar D (United Tech Torque Racing) (12:49.293)
  2. Rajiv Sethu (Ten10 Racing) (12:49.293)
  3. Harikrishnan R (Ten10 Racing) (12:49.914)

Championship winner: Sarath Kumar

CBR 150 (Novice)

Race 1 (Short loop, 6 laps):

  1. Kishoar VS (Coimbatore) (7:53.076)
  2. Aravind Balakrishnan (Chennai) (8:00.248)
  3. Sivanesan Sethu (Chennai) (8:00.268)

Race 2 (6 laps):

  1. Kishoar VS (07:48.673)
  2. Aravind Balakrishnan (07:48.719)
  3. Anish Shetty (Hubballi) (07:51.708)

Championship winner: Aravind Balakrishnan.

Honda All-Ladies Race (Short loop, 4 laps):

  1. Rehana Reya (Chennai) (06:17.491)
  2. Pooja Dabhi (Pune) (06:18.559)
  3. Soundari A (Chennai) (06:22.444)

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