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Jagan Kumar takes a double win at Round 4 of National Motorcycle Racing Championship

08 Sep 2015 / 0

The fourth round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship concluded in Chennai on September 6. The round hosted races for seven different championships — Group B (Open) category, Group C (Open) category and Group D (Novice) category along with the one-make championships held by Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and TVS.

Indian international Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing leads the field into Turn-3 on way to winning the premium Group B (165cc) Open class race in the fourth round of the MMSCI-FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai on Saturday

Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing leads the field into Turn-3 on the way to winning the premium Group B (165cc) Open class race

In the Group B Open class, Jagan Kumar took his third and fourth wins of the season this weekend. In the first race, he was followed by Deepak Ravikumar and Rajini Krishnan of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing. On day two however, Jagan’s teammate, KY Ahmed finished second ahead of Ravikumar. Harry Sylvester from TVS Racing had a disappointing weekend after finishing seventh in the first race and dropping two places down in the championship by the end of the round. His double win pushed Jagan to the top of the standings with 112 points ahead of Rajini Krishnan (95 points).

Mathana Kumar of Ten10 Racing, who won both the races in the Group C (165cc) Open class in the fourth round of the MMSC Indian National Morocycle Racing Championship in Chennai on Sunday

Mathana Kumar of Ten10 Racing, who won both the races in the Group C (165cc) Open class this round

In the Group C Open class, Mathana Kumar too managed a double win this round giving him an overall score of 118 points. This pushes Ananth Raj (115 points) to second place in the championship ahead of Sumit Lucas Toppo (96 points). In the Group D Novice category, Vishwadev Muraleedharan of Sparks Racing took first place on day one while Kannan Karnan clinched a victory in the second race. Kannan’s win in this round got him to the top of the scoreboard with 102 points, ahead of Aravind B (94 points) and Vishwadev Muraleedharan (93 points).

Sarath Kumar of Ten10 Racing on way to scoring a double in the Honda CBR 250 class in the MMSC Honda One-Make Championship in Chennai on Sunday

Sarath Kumar of Ten10 Racing on his way to scoring a double in the Honda CBR 250 class in the MMSC Honda One-Make

The Honda One-Make Championship sees Sarath Kumar continuing his winning streak in the CBR250 category this round, keeping him at the top of the scoreboard. In the CBR150 championship, Aravind B won the first race ahead of Sivanesan S. However, in a turn of events, Sivanesan finished first in the second race followed by Aravind. In the TVS One-Make Championship, Aravind Ganesh R and Sathish Kumar L scored double wins in the Open and Novice categories, respectively.

Gixxer Cup

In the first Open category race of the Suzuki Gixxer Cup, Ananth Raj finished first just 0.09 seconds ahead of Abhishek V. He also won the second race ahead of Sathish Kumar A. The championship standings remain unchanged with Ananth on top, followed by Abhishek. In the Novice category, Amarnath Menon won by a mere 0.068 seconds, ahead of Vishwadev Muraleedharan in the first race. However, Muraleedharan pushed harder in the second race and took his rival on the final corner of the last lap. The championship is led by Vishwadev followed closely by Amarnath with a difference of just 2 points.

Winners-of-Gixxer-Cup---Round-4

Atul Gupta, executive vice president of SMIPL said, “We are extremely excited to announce our next and final round for the 2015 season at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. Not only does this bring the races and excitement to northern India, but we will also have the presence of the legendary racing icon Kevin Schwantz, the 500cc Grand Prix World Champion of 1993, and a die-hard Team Suzuki rider for decades! Our racers, customers and fans will have an incredible opportunity to meet and interact with one of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers ever!”

Results

Day 1

National Championship

Group B (165cc, Open, 6 laps)

  1. Jagan K (TVS Racing) 1 (11:50.402)
  2. Deepak Ravikumar (Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing) 2 (11:54.840)
  3. Rajini Krishnan (MotoRev Yamaha Racing) 3 (11:55.298)

Group C (165cc, Open)

  1. Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 1 (12:31.153)
  2. Vivek Pillai S (Ten10 Racing) 2 (12:33.345)
  3. Sumit Lucas Toppo (Prolap Racing) 3 (12:34.648)

Group D (165cc, Novice)

  1. Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) 1 (13:22.743)
  2. Aravind B (Pvt) 2 (13:30.912)
  3. Kannan K (Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing) 3 (13:30.980)

One-Make Championship

Yamaha R15 (Open)

  1. Mithun Kumar PK (Chennai) (13:34.219)
  2. Ramesh Kumar (Chennai) (13:34.547)
  3. Vivek Mani (Chennai) (13:40.811)

Yamaha R15 (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Kannan K (Chennai) (07:48.239)
  2. Amarnath Rajan (Chennai) (07:48.433)
  3. Daniel Shoham John Philip (Chennai) (07:55.416)

Honda CBR 250 (Open)

  1. Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) (12:23.593)
  2. Dinesh Kumar D (United Tech Torque Racing) (12:25.649)
  3. Sumit Lucas Toppo (ProLap Racing) (12:26.092)

Honda CBR 150 (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Aravind B (07:41.483)
  2. Sivanesan S (7:42.260)
  3. Kishoar VS (07:42.854)

TVS RTR 160 (Open)

  1. Aravind Ganesh R (13:26.090)
  2. KY Ahmed (13:26.267)
  3. Kannan S (13:26.330)

TVS RTR 160 (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Sathish Kumar L (Chennai) (08:03.576)
  2. Kumaran K (Chennai) (08.03.897)
  3. Akhand Pratap Singh (Roorkee) (08:05.065)

Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open)

  1. Ananth Raj P (Chennai) (13:26.284)
  2. Abhishek V (Bangalore) (13:26.374)
  3. Sathish Kumar A (Chennai) (13:26.889)

Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Amarnath Menon (Kerala) (07:43.899)
  2. Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Coimbatore) (07:43.967)
  3. Malsawmdawngliana (Aizwal) (07:50.896)

Day 2

National Championship

Group B (165cc, Open, 5 laps)

  1. Jagan K (TVS Racing) (9:43.775 secs)
  2. KY Ahamed (TVS Racing) (9:48.389)
  3. Deepak Ravikumar (Moto Rev Yamaha Racing) (9:55.729)

Group C (165cc) Open

  1. Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) (10:33.654)
  2. Vivek Pillai S (Ten10 Racing) (10:35.671)
  3. Prabhu A (Moto Rev Yamaha Racing) (10:38.368)

Group D (165cc, Novice, 4 laps)

  1. Kannan Karnan (Moto Rev Yamaha Racing) (8:49.963)
  2. Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) (8:53.432)
  3. Aravind B (privateer) (9:1.600)

One-Make Championship

Yamaha R15 (Open)

  1. Shyam Shankar (Chennai) (13:24.912)
  2. Mithun Kumar PK (Chennai) (13:24.960)
  3. Prabhu V (Chennai) (13:34.843)

Yamaha R15 (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Kannan Karnan (Chennai) (7:55.268)
  2. Daniel Shoham John Philip (Chennai) (7:58.125)
  3. Deva U (Chennai) (8: 04.733)

TVS RTR 160 (Open)

  1. Aravind Ganesh R (Chennai) (13:29.335)
  2. Kannan S (Chennai) (13:29.478)
  3. Arun Muthukrishnan (Chennai) (13:40.009)

TVS RTR 160 (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Sathish Kumar L (Chennai) (08:06.606)
  2. Udipta Kumar Rath (Bhubaneswar) (08:06.906)
  3. Romario J (Chennai) (08:07.249)

Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open)

  1. Ananth Raj P (Chennai) (13:24.979)
  2. Sathish Kumar A (Chennai) (13: 25.212)
  3. Vivian Gladwin David (Kanpur) (13:25.628)

Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Coimbatore) (07:49.705)
  2. Amarnath Menon K (Kerala) (07:49.789)
  3. Ajeesh A (Nagercoil) (08:05.880)

Honda CBR 250 (Open)

  1. Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) (12:23.504)
  2. Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) (12:28.474)
  3. Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) (12:33.053)

Honda CBR 150 (Novice, Short Loop)

  1. Sivanesan S (Chennai) (7:43.647)
  2. Aravind B (Chennai) (7:44.059)
  3. Shane Thompson P (Bangalore) (7:45.148)

MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship - Round 4 Day-1

CHENNAI: Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing team came up with another brilliant performance to destroy a quality field in the premium Group B (165cc) Open class as he registered his third win of the season in the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT track, here on Saturday.

Equally impressive winners of the day included Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) who took the honours in the Group D (165cc) Novice class and Mathana Kumar (Ten10 Racing) who was in a league of his own while topping the Group C (165cc) Open class race.

The One-Make Championship races involving the four leading two-wheeler manufacturers Yamaha, Honda, TVS and Suzuki also produced some fine moments. Mithun Kumar (Yamaha R15), Aravind Ganesh (TVS RTR 160), Sarath Kumar (Honda CBR 250) and Ananth Raj (Suzuki Gixxer Cup) won the Open class races in their respective series.

After qualifying for pole position with a lap record timing of one minute, 53.968 seconds, Jagan, who recently won a Asian Road Racing Championship race in Indonesia, did not look back as he opened up a sizeable lead from the very first of the six laps to win with much to spare.

Finishing behind Jagan was the Moto-Rev Yamaha pair of Deepak Ravikumar and Rajini Krishnan while two other fancied riders, Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) came in a disappointing sixth after running wide on the last corner and championship leader Harry Sylvester (TVS Racing) was seventh.

Rajini Krishnan, after fluffing the qualifying session when his bike packed up, also rode a superb race. The veteran started eighth on the grid and sliced through the field to finish a creditable third.

“It was a good race. The bike and the set-up were almost flawless. I set a lap record yesterday (Friday) in the qualifying session and today, it was just about a perfect race for me. I hope I can maintain the form tomorrow (Sunday) for the second race,” said an elated Jagan who thus moved to the top of the championship table with 87 points while Rajini Krishnan is second on 83, ahead of Sylvester (75).

Sarath Kumar shrugged off the disappointing Group B race and won the Honda CBR 250 outing barely an hour later after surviving a close contest with Sumit Lucas Toppo (Prolap Racing) who eventually finished third behind Dinesh Kumar (United Torque Racing).

Provisional results (all 6 laps unless mentioned):

National Championship – Group B (165cc, Open, 6 laps): Jagan K (TVS Racing) 1 (11 min, 50.402 sec); Deepak Ravikumar (Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing) 2 (11:54.840); Rajini Krishnan (MotoRev Yamaha Racing) 3 (11:55.298).

Group C (165cc, Open): Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 1 (12:31.153); Vivek Pillai S (Ten10 Racing) 2 (12:33.345); Sumit Lucas Toppo (Prolap Racing) 3 (12:34.648).

Group D (165cc, Novice): Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) 1 (13:22.743); Aravind B (Pvt) 2 (13:30.912); Kannan K (Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing) 3 (13:30.980).

One-Make Championship – Yamaha R15 Open: Mithun Kumar PK (Chennai) 1 (13:34.219); Ramesh Kumar (Chennai) 2 (13:34.547); Vivek Mani (Chennai) 3 (13:40.811). Novice (Short Loop): Kannan K (Chennai) 1 (07:48.239); Amarnath Rajan (Chennai) 2 (07:48.433); Daniel Shoham John Philip (Chennai) 3 (07:55.416).

Honda CBR 250 Open: Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) 1 (12:23.593); Dinesh Kumar D (United Tech Torque Racing) 2 (12:25.649); Sumit Lucas Toppo (ProLap Racing) 3 (12:26.092). CBR 150 Novice (Short Loop): Aravind B 1 (07:41.483); Sivanesan S 2 (7:42.260); Kishoar VS 3 (07:42.854).

TVS RTR 160 Open: Aravind Ganesh R 1 (13:26.090); KY Ahmed 2 (13:26.267); Kannan S 3 (13:26.330). Novice (Short Loop): Sathish Kumar L (Chennai) 1 (08:03.576); Kumaran K (Chennai) 2 (08.03.897); Akhand Pratap Singh (Roorkee) 3 (08:05.065).

Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open): Ananth Raj P (Chennai) 1 (13:26.284); Abhishek V (Bangalore) 2 (13:26.374); Sathish Kumar A (Chennai) 3 (13:26.889. Novice (Short Loop): Amarnath Menon (Kerala) 1 (07:43.899); Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Coimbatore) 2 (07:43.967); Malsawmdawngliana (Aizwal) 3 (07:50.896).

MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship – Round 4 Day 2


CHENNAI: Jagan Kumar (TVS Racing) and Mathana Kumar (Ten10 Racing) made it a day to remember by completing a double each in the fourth and penultimate round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship on Sunday at the MMRT track which is celebrating its silver jubilee season.

One of the stars of the weekend was 21-year old Kannan Karnan, a mechanic from Chennai, who rode away with three wins, including a double in the Yamaha R15 Novice category of the MMSC One-Make Championship and one in the Group D (165cc) Novice class of the National Championship.

Riding the superbly tuned RTR with aplomb, Jagan Kumar stamped his authority on the top-end Group B (165cc) Open class by winning both the races over the weekend.

As in the first race on Saturday, Jagan Kumar opened a massive lead by the end of the first lap and went on to win by the proverbial country mile with his TVS Racing team-mate, 19-year old KY Ahmed trailing in second place ahead of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing team’s Deepak Ravikumar.

The double saw Jagan Kumar move to the top of the championship standings in his category with a tally of 112 points ahead of veteran Rajini Krishnan (95) who finished third in the first race and fourth in the second after starting from the back of the grid. Championship leader Harry Sylvester slipped two places to third.

Mathana Kumar, with his second double of the season, exerted similar dominance in the Group C (165cc) Open class and jumped three places in championship stakes to the top spot with a tally of 118 points. In the process, he pushed championship leader Ananth Raj (115) to second place and Sumit Lucas Toppo (96) to third.

Kannan Karnan’s win in the Group D (165cc) Novice class race moved him to the top of the championship table in this category with 102 points, ahead of Aravind B (94) and Vishwadev Mraleedharan (93) who had won the first race on Saturday.

The MMSC One-Make Championship saw Ten10 Racing’s Sarath Kumar (Honda CBR 250), Aravind Ganesh (TVS RTR 180 Open) and Satish Kumar (TVS Novice) also chalking up a double each over the weekend.

The two wins helped Sarath Kumar to pick up 50 points which boosted his tally to 136 on the leaderboad, well clear of other contenders.

Aravind Ganesh took his championship tally to 83 points, nine clear of KY Ahamed while Satish Kumar moved to the top in his class with 80 points.

Kannan Karnan was equally dominating in the Yamaha R15 Novice category as his two wins took him clear of the field in the championship stakes, raking up 100 points while Mithun Kumar, with a win and a second place, forged ahead in the Yamaha R15 Open class with a tally of 86 points.

Sivanesan, with a victory in the second race of the Honda CBR 150 class, moved to the top of the championship table in his category while Ananth Raj (156 points) and Vishwadev Muraleedharan (162) consolidated their positions at the top of the leaderboard in the Suzuki Gixxer Cup Open and Novice categories, respectively.

Provisional results (all 6 laps unless mentioned):

National Championship - Group B (165cc) Open (5 laps): Jagan K (TVS Racing) 1 (09 mins, 43.775 secs); KY Ahamed (TVS Racing) 2 (9:48.389); Deepak Ravikumar (Moto Rev Yamaha Racing) 3 (9:55.729).

Group C (165cc) Open: Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 1 (10:33.654); Vivek Pillai S (Ten10 Racing) 2 (10:35.671); Prabhu A (Moto Rev Yamaha Racing) 3 (10:38.368).

Group D (165cc) Novice (4 laps): Kannan Karnan (Moto Rev Yamaha Racing) 1 (8:49.963); Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) 2 (8:53.432); Aravind B (privateer) 3 (9:1.600).

MMSC One-Make Championship – Yamaha R15 (Open): Shyam Shankar (Chennai) 1 (13:24.912); Mithun Kumar PK (Chennai) 2 (13:24.960); Prabhu V (Chennai) 3 (13:34.843). Novice (Short Loop): Kannan Karnan (Chennai) 1 (7:55.268); Daniel Shoham John Philip (Chennai) 2 (7:58.125); Deva U (Chennai) 3 (8: 04.733).

TVS RTR 180 (Open): Aravind Ganesh R (Chennai) 1 (13:29.335); Kannan S (Chennai) 2 (13:29.478); Arun Muthukrishnan (Chennai) 3 (13:40.009). Novice (Short Loop): Sathish Kumar L (Chennai) 1 (08:06.606); Udipta Kumar Rath (Bhubaneswar) 2 (08:06.906); Romario J (Chennai) 3 (08:07.249).

Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open): Ananth Raj P (Chennai) 1 (13:24.979); Sathish Kumar A (Chennai) 13: 25.212); Vivian Gladwin David (Kanpur) 3 (13:25.628). Novice (Short Loop): Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Coimbatore) 1 (07:49.705); Amarnath Menon K (Kerala) 2 (07:49.789); Ajeesh A (Nagercoil) 3 (08:05.880).

Honda CBR 250 (Open): Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) 1 (12:23.504); Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) 12:28.474); Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 3 (12:33.053). Honda CBR 150 (Novice, Short Loop): Sivanesan S (Chennai) 1 (7:43.647); Aravind B (Chennai) 2 (7:44.059); Shane Thompson P (Bangalore) 3 (7:45.148).

SUZUKI GIXXER CUP ROUND 4 FINISHES ON EXCITING NOTE

New Delhi, September 7, 2015: The Suzuki Gixxer Cup organized by MMSC and approved by FMSCI concluded its 4th round at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai this weekend. Once again, the motorcycles had upgrades to improve their braking, handling and performance. Riders came back with a lot of positive feedback on the upgrades.
Gixxer customers, fans and loyalists arrived in full strength, and there were around 200 spectators filling the grandstand with a lot of fanfare and cheering for their favourite racers. There was also a lucky draw for all Gixxer customers with one lucky winner getting a free Special Edition Suzuki Gixxer helmet!
Keeping in tune with previous rounds, the quality of racing was very exciting and gripping. The first Open Race (Above 23 years) witnessed the top contenders battle it out for 6 intense laps with Ananth Raj taking a hard earned victory from Abhishek V with a gap of just 0.09 microseconds. The championship standings remained the same with Ananth retaining his lead over Abhishek, while the fight for the third position still remains wide open, with 3 riders within 5 points of each other.
The Novice category (Below 23 years) had its fair share of excitement in both races where it was impossible to predict the winner until the last corner. Amarnath Menon finally crossed the finish line by a hair’s breadth - 0.068 microseconds - ahead of Vishwadev Muraleedharan, while in the 2nd race, Vishwadev got the better of his rival on the last corner of the last lap. The championship is now led by Vishwadev, with Amarnath a mere 2 points behind.
“We are extremely excited to announce our next and final round for the 2015 season at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. Not only does this bring the races and excitement to northern India, we will also have the presence of the legendary racing icon Kevin Schwantz the 500cc Grand Prix World Champion of 1993 and a die-hard Team Suzuki rider for decades! Our racers, customers and fans will have an incredible opportunity to meet and interact with one of the world’s greatest motorcycle racers ever!” said Mr. Atul Gupta, Executive Vice President, SMIPL
As expected, it was a pleasant and satisfying weekend at the races and Suzuki bids farewell to the Madras Motor Race Track for this season and looks forward to the Buddh International Circuit in exactly 3 weeks time.

Below are the results from all 4 races of Round 4:
1. Open Race 1
Laps: 6
1st: Ananth Raj 13:26.284
2nd: Abhishek V 13:26.374
3rd: Sathish Kumar 13:26.889
Best Lap: Vivian Gladwin David 2:12.131 (101.2 kmph)

2. Open Race 2
Laps: 6
1st: Ananth Raj
2nd: Sathish Kumar
3rd: Vivian Gladwin David
Best Lap: Meka Vidhuraj 2:11.523 (101.7 kmph)

3. Novice Race 1
Laps: 6 (Small Lap)
1st: Amarnath Menon 7:43.899
2nd: Vishwadev Muraleedharan 7:43.967
3rd: Malsawndawngliana 7:50.896
Best Lap: Vishwadev Muraleedharan 1:15.534 (100.1 kmph)

4. Novice Race 2
Laps: 6 (Small Lap)
1st: Vishwadev Muraleedharan 7:49.705
2nd: Amarnath Menon 7:49.789
3rd: Ajeesh A 8:05.880
Best Lap: Vishwadev Muraleedharan 1:16.941 (98.3 kmph)

 



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