Home » News

2015 MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship Round 4: Sudanand Daniel wins in LGB1300 Class

Team OD  /
03 Aug 2015 15:26:55 IST

d1i3Sudanand Daniel of Anish Racing (No 26), winner of the Formula LGB1300 race, edging ahead of team-mate Mohit Aryan

In the fourth round of the 2015 MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT track in Chennai, Sudanand Daniel of Team Anish Racing clinched a win in the Formula LGB1300 race. Although his team-mate Mohit Aryan put up a tough fight, Daniel managed to take the lead despite a third place start from the grid. Aryan was pushed further down to third by Chetan Korada of Wallace Sports after he spun with just three laps left to go on Day One. Following a repeat of events on Day Two, Aryan spun again allowing his teammate Daniel to take asecond victory inthis round.

 Goutham Parekh, winner of the first race in the MRF F1600 class in the fourth round of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship in ChennaiGoutham Parekh, winner of the first race in the MRF F1600 class

In the MRF F1600 Class, championship leader Karthik Tharani Singh pulled off an impressive lap that got him pole position during the qualifying round. This pushed Arjun Narendran and Goutham Parekh to second and third respectively. On Race One the next day, Tharani Singh was pushed to second by his rival Parekh and later given a drive-through penalty for a jumpstart which pushed him down to sixth during the race. By the end of it, Parekh took first place followed by Narendran and Tharani Singh.

Arjun Narendran , winner of the second race in the MRF F1600 class in the fourth round of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship in Chennai on SundayArjun Narendran, winner of the second race in the MRF F1600 class

Race Two in the MRF F1600 Class saw a good show from Narendran as he took the lead from Chetan Korada and held it right to the end. Tharani Singh ran off track which cost him several positions. Parekh jumped to second while Tharani Singh pushed his way through to a third place finish. After his final race that day, Parekh mentioned, A good weekend which didn't start off quite good. Race Onewas a turning point. A win and then a second place in the second race starting from fourth was not great. Nevertheless, a good weekend overall."

 Arjun Narendran of Red Rooster Racing on way to pole position in the Indian Touring Cars category at the fourth round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing ChampionshipArjun Narendran of Red Rooster Racing on his way to the pole position in the Indian Touring Cars Category

Narendran, who also drove in the Indian Touring Cars Class for Red Rooster Racing, grabbed the pole position in the qualifying round ahead of his teammate Ashish Ramaswamy, and B Vijayakumar of Prime Racing. He continued to dominate the class by finishing first in both races held the next day, the second of which he won despite starting fourth from grid. Ramaswamy too managed to hold second place through both races, giving Red Rooster Racing a 1-2 finish in this class. They also managed to come out on top in the Indian Junior Touring Class with their driver Siddharth Balasundaram winning both races.

Varun Anekar of Race Concepts (No.88) powering his way through the corner while winning the Super Stock raceVarun Anekar of Race Concepts (No 88) powering his way through the corner while winning the Super Stock race

In the Super Stock Class, Varun Anekar of Race Concepts was placed first followed by Sudanand Daniel in the first race. In the second one, however, they swapped positions with Daniel taking the chequered flag and Anekar following.

 Arjun Narendran (centre), winner of the second race in the MRF F1600 class flanked by second-placed Goutham Parekh (left) and Karthik Tharanisingh who came in thirdArjun Narendran (centre), winner of the second race in the MRF F1600 class flanked by second-placed Goutham Parekh (left) and Karthik TharaniSingh who came in third

Results:

Day 1

  • Formula LGB1300 (10 laps):
    1. Sudanand Daniel (Anish Racing) (19:43.654)
    2. Chetan Korada (Wallace Sports) (19:52.244)
    3. Mohit Aryan (Anish Racing) (19:57.597)

  • Indian Junior Touring Cars (10 laps):
    1. Siddharth Sundaram (Red Rooster Racing) (20:46.598)
    2. Keith D'Souza (Unimek Racing) (21:01.410)
    3. Anant Pithawalla (Team N1) (21:04.337)

  • Super Stock (10 laps):
    1. Varun Anekar (Race Concepts) (21:54.627)
    2. Sudanand Daniel (Performance Racing) (21:59.438)
    3. Imran Majid (Team Game Over) (22:20.077)

Qualifying -

  • MRF F1600:
    1. Karthik Tharani Singh (Chennai) (1:42.850)
    2. Arjun Narendran (Coimbatore) (1:43.695)
    3. Goutham Parekh (Chennai) (1:43.870).

  • Indian Touring Cars:
    1. Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Racing) (01:52.597)
    2. Ashish Ramaswamy (Red Rooster Racing) (01:54.859)
    3. B Vijayakumar (Prime Racing) (01:55.200).

Day 2

  • MRF F1600:

    • Race 1 (10 laps):
      1. Goutham Parekh (17mins, 30.851secs)
      2. Arjun Narendran (17:39.655)
      3. Karthik Tharanisingh (17:46.034)
    • Race 2 (12 laps):
      1. Arjun Narendran (20:55.388)
      2. Goutham Parekh (20:55.717)
      3. Karthik Tharan Singh (21:03.205)

  • Indian Touring Cars:

    • Race 1 (10 laps):

      1. Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Racing) (19:19.608)
      2. Ashish Ramaswamy ( Red Rooster Racing) (19:23.899)
      3. C Rajaram (Prime Racing) (19:36.299)

    • Race 2 (10 laps):

      1. Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Racing) (19:09.178)
      2. Ashish Ramaswamy (Red Rooster Racing) (19:36.487)
      3. Deepak Paul Chinnapa (Race Concepts) (19:38.234)

  • Indian Junior Touring Cars (10 laps):
    1. Siddharth Balasundaram (Red Rooster Racing) (23:44.871)
    2. Fahad Kutty (Team Game Over) (23:45.636)
    3. Anant Pithawalla (Team N1) (23:45.994)

  • Super Stock (10 laps):
    1. Sudanand Daniel (Performance Racing) (24:19.420)
    2. Varun Anekar (Race Concepts) (24:24.533)
    3. Chandresh N Tolia (Team Game Over) (24:29.375)

  • Formula LGB1300:
    1. Sudanand Daniel (Anish Racing) (19:45.908)
    2. Mohit Aryan (Anish Racing) (19:51.189)
    3. Rahul Rangasamy (Wallace Sports) (19:52.304)

MMSC FMSCI INDIAN NATIONAL RACING CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 4 Day 2


CHENNAI: Arjun Narendran and Sudanand Daniel completed a fruitful weekend with a treble each as the fourth round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship concluded here on Sunday at the MMRT track, which is celebrating its silver jubilee. Narendran, the 21-year old computer science student from Coimbatore, won three races, including the MRF F1600 and the double-header in the Indian Touring Cars class while 38-year old Daniel, a Captain in the Air Asia airline, won both the outings in the Formula LGB1300 besides the second race in the Super Stock category. Also on the winning track were Goutham Parekh, who took the honours with a fine drive in the first race of the MRF F1600 class, and Sidharth Balasundaram who achieved a double in the Indian Junior Touring Cars category. In Race 1 of MRF F1600, Tharanisingh kept the lead heading into Turn-1 with Parekh jumping Narendran into second place. Parekh overtook his championship rival Tharanisingh on lap 3 to take the lead. Tharanisingh was given a drive-through penalty for a jumpstart, which put him back in sixth place on Lap 4. Parekh comfortably took the chequered flag in first place ahead of Narendran. Tharanisingh fought back to finish in third place. In Race 2 reverse pole sitter Chetan Korada took the lead followed by Narendran and Tharanisingh. Narendran passed Korada for the lead with Tharanisingh running off track and losing several places. Parekh got past Korada but could not pass Narendran who drove brilliantly to win the race. Parekh came in second while Tharanisingh recovered to finish third. Parekh said: "A good weekend which didn't start off quite good. Race 1 was a turning point. A win and then a second place in the second race starting from fourth was not great. Nevertheless, a good weekend overall." Narendran was in a different league in both the ITC races that he dominated from start to finish. In the first race, starting from pole position, Narendran opened a big gap by the end of first lap and won by a massive margin. Narendran's dominance was even more obvious in the second race that he won by the proverbial country mile despite starting fourth on the reverse grid. Likewise, Daniel, who won the first race in the Formula LGB1300 on Saturday, enjoyed another fine outing as he took the honours in the second outing on Sunday after early leader and championship topper Mohit Aryan spun yet again to allow his team-mate to race to victory. The results (Provisional): MRF F1600 Race 1 (10 laps): Goutham Parekh 1 (17mins, 30.851secs); Arjun Narendran 2 (17:39.655); Karthik Tharanisingh 3 (17:46.034). Race 2 (12 laps): Arjun Narendran 1 (20:55.388); Goutham Parekh 2 (20:55.717); Karthik Tharanisingh 3 (21:03.205). Indian Touring Cars Race 1 (10 laps): Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Racing) 1 (19:19.608); Ashish Ramaswamy ( Red Rooster Racing) 2 (19:23.899); C Rajaram (Prime Racing) 3 (19:36.299). Race 2 (10 laps): Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Racing) 1 (19:09.178); Ashish Ramaswamy (Red Rooster Racing) 2 (19:36.487); Deepak Paul Chinnapa (Race Concepts) 3 (19:38.234). Indian Junior Touring Cars (10 laps): Sidharth Balasundaram (Red Rooster Racing) 1 (23:44.871); Fahad Kutty (Team Game Over) 2 (23:45.636); Anant Pithawalla (Team N1) 3 (23:45.994). Super Stock (10 laps): Sudanand Daniel (Performance Racing) 1 (24:19.420); Varun Anekar (Race Concepts) 2 (24:24.533); Chandresh N Tolia (Team Game Over) 3 (24:29.375). Formula LGB 1300: Sudanand Daniel (Anish Racing) 1 (19:45.908); Mohit Aryan (Anish Racing) 2 (19:51.189); Rahul Rangasamy (Wallace Sports) 3 (19:52.304).
  

MMSC FMSCI INDIAN NATIONAL RACING CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 4 Day 2


CHENNAI: Arjun Narendran and Sudanand Daniel completed a fruitful weekend with a treble each as the fourth round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship concluded here on Sunday at the MMRT track, which is celebrating its silver jubilee. Narendran, the 21-year old computer science student from Coimbatore, won three races, including the MRF F1600 and the double-header in the Indian Touring Cars class while 38-year old Daniel, a Captain in the Air Asia airline, won both the outings in the Formula LGB1300 besides the second race in the Super Stock category. Also on the winning track were Goutham Parekh, who took the honours with a fine drive in the first race of the MRF F1600 class, and Sidharth Balasundaram who achieved a double in the Indian Junior Touring Cars category. In Race 1 of MRF F1600, Tharanisingh kept the lead heading into Turn-1 with Parekh jumping Narendran into second place. Parekh overtook his championship rival Tharanisingh on lap 3 to take the lead. Tharanisingh was given a drive-through penalty for a jumpstart, which put him back in sixth place on Lap 4. Parekh comfortably took the chequered flag in first place ahead of Narendran. Tharanisingh fought back to finish in third place. In Race 2 reverse pole sitter Chetan Korada took the lead followed by Narendran and Tharanisingh. Narendran passed Korada for the lead with Tharanisingh running off track and losing several places. Parekh got past Korada but could not pass Narendran who drove brilliantly to win the race. Parekh came in second while Tharanisingh recovered to finish third. Parekh said: "A good weekend which didn't start off quite good. Race 1 was a turning point. A win and then a second place in the second race starting from fourth was not great. Nevertheless, a good weekend overall." Narendran was in a different league in both the ITC races that he dominated from start to finish. In the first race, starting from pole position, Narendran opened a big gap by the end of first lap and won by a massive margin. Narendran's dominance was even more obvious in the second race that he won by the proverbial country mile despite starting fourth on the reverse grid. Likewise, Daniel, who won the first race in the Formula LGB1300 on Saturday, enjoyed another fine outing as he took the honours in the second outing on Sunday after early leader and championship topper Mohit Aryan spun yet again to allow his team-mate to race to victory. The results (Provisional): MRF F1600 Race 1 (10 laps): Goutham Parekh 1 (17mins, 30.851secs); Arjun Narendran 2 (17:39.655); Karthik Tharanisingh 3 (17:46.034). Race 2 (12 laps): Arjun Narendran 1 (20:55.388); Goutham Parekh 2 (20:55.717); Karthik Tharanisingh 3 (21:03.205). Indian Touring Cars Race 1 (10 laps): Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Racing) 1 (19:19.608); Ashish Ramaswamy ( Red Rooster Racing) 2 (19:23.899); C Rajaram (Prime Racing) 3 (19:36.299). Race 2 (10 laps): Arjun Narendran (Red Rooster Racing) 1 (19:09.178); Ashish Ramaswamy (Red Rooster Racing) 2 (19:36.487); Deepak Paul Chinnapa (Race Concepts) 3 (19:38.234). Indian Junior Touring Cars (10 laps): Sidharth Balasundaram (Red Rooster Racing) 1 (23:44.871); Fahad Kutty (Team Game Over) 2 (23:45.636); Anant Pithawalla (Team N1) 3 (23:45.994). Super Stock (10 laps): Sudanand Daniel (Performance Racing) 1 (24:19.420); Varun Anekar (Race Concepts) 2 (24:24.533); Chandresh N Tolia (Team Game Over) 3 (24:29.375). Formula LGB 1300: Sudanand Daniel (Anish Racing) 1 (19:45.908); Mohit Aryan (Anish Racing) 2 (19:51.189); Rahul Rangasamy (Wallace Sports) 3 (19:52.304).
  

Find Car/Bike

CARS
BIKES
Subscribe To Newsletter