Asian Karting: Fourth place for Shahan after tough weekend at Sepang

Team OD  /
30 May 2016 17:22:03 IST

Shahan Ali Mohsin finished fourth at the final race of the Sepang Round of the 2016 Asia Max Karting ChampionshipShahan Ali Mohsin finished fourth at the final race of the Round 4 of the 2016 Asia Max Karting Championship at Sepang

Shahan Ali Mohsin capped off a tough weekend at the Sepang round of the 2016 Asia Max Karting Championship with a strong fourth-place finish at the final race.

The weekend began with some issues, as the Top Kart team that Shahan races for wasn't able to find the ideal setup for hiskart. After a fair number of permutations and combinations had been experimented with, Shahan managed to get second place during qualifying. The gap to the frontrunners was two-tenths of a second, which meant Shahan started the heats in fourth place.

Shahan Ali Mohsin 2016 Asia Max Karting Championship Cropped 2

While he managed to hold on to fourth in both heats, things got tricky during the pre-final race when a jammed throttle cable dashed his hopes of a strong finish. Though he'd made it to third place at one point in the race, loss of power saw himslip down to fifth, fight his way back to second place and eventually finish third.

Shahan Ali Mohsin 2016 Asia Max Karting Championship Sepang

In the finals, Shahan foughthard to geta podium, but wasn't able to, given that he didn't have the pace that was required. However, despite finishing fourth in the final race, he still manages to lead the Micro Max Championship standings by five points from nearest rival Oscar NG.

Asia Max Karting Championship - Results
Round 4, Micro Max Category
1 Dylan Rogers Singapore14:15.028
2 Amer Harris Malaysia 14:15.147
3 Oscar NG Malaysia 14:15.625
4 Shahan Ali Mohsin India14:15.724
5 Li Hao Ran China 14:15.893

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