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Round 2 of MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship concludes

14 Jul 2015 / 0

Round 2 of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship ended on Sunday at the MMRT track in Sriperumbudur which celebrated its silver jubilee this year.

In the Group B 165cc Open class, TVS Racing’s Jagan Kumar finished first on his RTR 160 with little difficulty against fellow competitors such as Rajini Krishnan of Moto-Rev Yamaha and Harry Sylvester of TVS Racing who finished behind him in that order. Jagan swept up a lead by Turn-1 and slowly widened the gap during the race. He was quoted saying, “I had a good start and by the first corner, I was comfortably ahead. However, in the first three laps, I controlled the pace and was prepared to push, but I did not receive much of a challenge.”

Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing powering to victory in the showpiece Group B (165cc) Open class in the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai on Saturday.

Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing powering to victory in the showpiece Group B (165cc) Open class on Day One of the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship

On Day Two though, he had a stroke of bad luck with a flat tyre on his second lap, but managed to finish the race. Rajini grabbed this opportunity and placed first ahead of Harry Sylvester and Sarath Kumar of Ten10 Racing.

Rajini Krishnan of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing, winner of the Group B (165cc) Open class race in the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai on Sunday.

Rajini Krishnan of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing, winner of the Group B (165cc) Open class race on Day Two of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship

In the Group C 165cc Open class race, Prabhu Arunagiri of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing finished ahead of veteran Sumit Lucas Toppo of Pro Lap Racing and Ananth Raj P of Kingdom Racing India on Day One.

Prabhu Arunagiri of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing team, winner of the Group C (165cc) Open race in the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai on Saturday.​

Prabhu Arunagiri of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing team, winner of the Group C (165cc) Open race on Day One of the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship

Day Two however saw Ananth Raj on top of the podium with Mathana Kumar S and Harikrishnan R of Ten10 Racing finishing behind him.

Ananth Raj P (Kingdom Racing India) on way to winning the Group C (165cc) Open class race in the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai on Sunday.​

Ananth Raj P (Kingdom Racing India) on way to winning the Group C (165cc) Open class race on Day Two ​

Vishwadev Muraleedharan won both the Group D 165cc Novice class races in Round 2 extending his victories from Round 1 in Coimbatore. In both races, he was followed by Amarnath Menon K of Apex Racing Academy.

Vishwadev Muraleedharan of Sparks Racing leading the charge while winning the Group D (165cc) Novice race in the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai on Saturday.

Vishwadev Muraleedharan of Sparks Racing leading the charge while winning the Group D (165cc) Novice race

In the one-make series Sumit Lucas Toppo won both races of the Honda One-Make Championship in the CBR250 Open Class after sweeping up quite an early lead from rival Sarath Kumar on Day Two.

Sumit Lucas Toppo (No.47), winner of the CBR 250 (Open) race in the Honda One Make Championship in Chennai on Sunday.

Sumit Lucas Toppo (No 47), winner of the CBR 250 (Open) race in the Honda One Make Championship

Vishwadev Muraleedharan seemed to have quite a winning streak this weekend as he finished first in both races of the Suzuki Gixxer Cup in the Novice category in addition to his Group D victories.

Ananthraj (No.15) in the lead at the last corner while winning the Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open) race in Chennai on Saturday.

Ananthraj (No 15) in the lead at the last corner while winning the Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open) race

Similarly, Ananth Raj won both races of the Suzuki Gixxer Cup’s Open class. The second race was red-flagged twice due to crashes and was finally reduced to two laps from the planned six.

Rajini Krishnan (centre) of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing team, who won the Group B (165cc) Open race on Sunday in the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship, flanked by second-placed Harry Sylvester of TVS Racing (right) and third placed Sarath Kumar of Ten10 Racing (left).

Rajini Krishnan (centre) of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing team, who won the Group B (165cc) Open race, flanked by second-placed Harry Sylvester of TVS Racing (right) and third placed Sarath Kumar of Ten10 Racing (left)

Results

Day 1:

  • Group B 165cc Open Class (6 laps): 1.Jagan K, (TVS Racing) (11:42.156); 2.Rajini Krishnan (MotoRev Yamaha Racing) (11:53.477); 3.Harry Sylvester, TVS Racing (11:56.290)
  • Group C 165cc Open Class (6 laps): 1.Prabhu Arunagiri (MotoRev Yamaha Racing) (12:41.384); 2.Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) (12:48.658); 3.Ananth Raj P (Kingdom Racing India ) (12:54.617)
  • Group D 165cc Novice Class (6 laps): 1.Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) (13:23.157); 2.Amarnath Menon K (Apex Racing Academy) (13:29.062); 3.K Kannan (United Tech Torque Racing ) (13:29.543)
  •  Honda MMSC One-Make Championship
    • CBR 250 Open (6 laps): 1.Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) (12:25.390); 2.Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) (12:42.021); 3.Rajiv Sethu (Ten10 Racing) (12:42.344).
    •  CBR 150 Novice (6 laps): 1.Kishor VS (07:47.256); 2.Piyush Ranjan (07:48.066); 3.Aravind B (07:48.175)
  •  Suzuki Gixxer Cup
    • Open (6 laps): 1.Ananth Raj (13:26.065); 2.Sathish Kumar (13:27.125); 3.Prakash SK (13:27.363)
    • Novice (6 laps) (Short Loop): 1.Vishwadev Muraleedharan (07:50.103); 2.Malsawmdawngliana (07:52.466); 3.Amarnath Menon K (07:54.811)

Day 2:

  • Group B 165cc Open Class (6 laps): 1.Rajni Krishnan (MotoRev Yamaha Racing) (11:53.132); 2.Harry Sylvester (TVS Racing) (11:56.599); 3.Sarath Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) (12:04.685)
  • Group C 165cc Open Class (6 laps): 1.Ananth Raj P (Kingdom Racing) (12:52.761); 2.Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) (12:54.206); 3.Harikrishnan R (Ten10 Racing) (12: 54.925)
  • Group D 165cc Novice Class (6 laps): 1.Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) (13:29.846); 2.Amarnath Menon K (Apex Racing Academy) (13:33.463); 3.Shankar Guru A (13:34.610)
  • Honda MMSC One-Make Championship
    • CBR 250 Open (6 laps): 1.Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) (12:28.972); 2.Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) (12:46.138); 3.Harikrishnan R (Ten10 Racing) (12:50.970).
    • CBR 150 Novice (6 laps): 1.Sivanesan S (07:45.124); 2.Mahesh Murali M (07:45.334); 3.Aravind B (07:45.872)
  • Suzuki Gixxer Cup
    • Open (2 laps): 1.Ananth Raj (04:35.370); 2.Arvind Ganesh (04:35.387); 3.Abhishek Vasudev (04:36.909) (Note: Race stopped at 50 per cent distance – Only half points awarded)
    • Novice (6 laps) (Short Loop):1.Vishwadev Muraleedharan (7:45.498); 2.Malsawmdawngliana (7:46.583); 3.Amarnath Menon K (7: 47.195)

MEDIA RELEASE – DAY 1

CHENNAI: Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing stamped his authority in the showpiece Group B (165cc) Open class with a light-to-flag victory in the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, here on Saturday, destroying a quality field that included fellow-international riders.

Equally impressive winner of the day was Prabhu Arunagiri of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing team who easily won the Group C (165cc) Open class race, defeating the experienced Sumit Lucas Toppo who however, took the honours in the Honda One-Make Championship CBR 250 (Open) class.

Meanwhile, the two Suzuki Gixxer Cup races produced close battles as Vishwadev Muraleedharan and Anantha Raj won the honours in the Novice and Open classes, respectively.

Muraleedharan, in fact, achieved the only double of the day as he extended his domination in the Group D (165cc) Novice class by winning the race which was his third on the trot following twin victories in the first round last month in Coimbatore.

Starting from pole position, 27-year old Jagan Kumar, who recently became the first Indian to win a race in the Asia Road Racing Championship in Indonesia, enjoyed an untroubled run as he opened up a lead by Turn-1 and gradually extended it.

Riding the TVS RTR 160, Jagan faced little challenge from the likes of veterans Rajini Krishnan of Moto-Rev Yamaha and Harry Sylvester (TVS Racing) and Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) who finished behind the winner in that order.

“I had a good start and by the first corner, I was comfortably ahead. However, in the first three laps, I controlled the pace and was prepared to push, but I did not receive much of a challenge,” said Jagan Kumar.

​The results (Provisional):

Group B (165cc) Open (Race-1,) 6 laps: Jagan K, (TVS Racing) 1 (11 mins, 42.156 secs); Rajini Krishnan (MotoRev Yamaha Racing ) 2 (11:53.477); Harry Silvestar, TVS Racing (11:56.290) 3.

Group C (165cc) Open (Race-1) 6 laps: Prabhu Arunagiri (MotoRev Yamaha Racing) 1 (12:41.384); Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) 2 (12:48.658); Ananth Raj P (Kingdom Racing India ) 3 (12:54.617).

Group D (165cc) Novice (Race-1) 6 laps: Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) 1 (13:23.157); Amarnath Menon K (Apex Racing Academy) 2 (13:29.062); K Kannan (United Tech Torque Racing ) 3 (13:29.543).

Honda MMSC One-Make – CBR 250 Open (Race-1) 6 laps: Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) 1 (12:25.390); Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) 2 (12:42.021); Rajiv Sethu (Ten10 Racing) 3 (12:42.344). CBR 150 (Novice, Race-1) 6 laps: Kishoar VS 1 (07:47.256); Piyush Ranjan 2 (07:48.066); Aravind B 3 (07:48.175).

Gixxer Cup – Open (Race-1) 6 laps: Ananth Raj 1 (13:26.065); Sathish Kumar 2 (13:27.125); Prakash SK 3 (13:27.363). Novice (Race-1) 6 laps
​ (Short Loop)​: Vishwadev Muraleedharan, (07:50.103)​ 1​; Malsawmdawngliana​ (07:52.466)​ 2​; Amarnath Menon K​ (07:54.811)​ 3​.

MEDIA RELEASE – DAY 2

CHENNAI: Riding a near-flawless race on his Yamaha R15, veteran Rajini Krishnan of Moto-Rev Yamaha Racing team powered his way to a splendid victory in the top-end Group B (165cc, modified) class as the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship concluded at the MMRT track, celebrating its Silver Jubilee, here on Sunday.

Rajini, who had finished second behind Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing in the first race on Saturday, left nothing to chance when opportunity presented itself.

Jagan suffered a puncture at the end of the second lap when in the lead and Rajini seized the opportunity to score a handsome win ahead of Harry Sylvester (TVS Racing). Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) completed the podium and Jagan completed the remainder of the six-lap race despite the punctured tyre.

Meanwhile, Vishwadev Muraleedharan, the 23-year old MBA graduate from Coimbatore, making his debut in the National Championship representing Sparks Racing, enjoyed a memorable weekend as he achieved a double in the Group D (165cc) Novice class to repeat his first round feat last month in Coimbatore.

Muraleedharan also dominated the Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Novice) category where he won both races this weekend.

Ananth Raj ascended the top step of the podium when he won an incident-filled Suzuki Gixxer Cup (Open) race that was red-flagged twice due to crashes and reduced to two laps from the scheduled six.

Sumit Lucas Toppo scored a fine win in the CBR 250 category of the Honda One Make Championship, seeing off an initial strong challenge by international rider Sarath Kumar.

Toppo, hailing from Ranchi, had a lonely race up front after building on an early lead with Sarath Kumar unable to bridge the gap.

​The results (Provisional):

Group B (165cc) Open (6 laps): Rajni Krishnan (MotoRev Yamaha Racing) 1 (11mins 53.132secs); Harry Sylvester (TVS Racing) 2 (11:56.599); Sarath Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 3 (12:04.685).

Group C (165cc) Open (6 laps): Ananth Raj P (Kingdom Racing) 1 (12:52.761); Mathana Kumar S (Ten10 Racing) 2 (12:54.206); Harikrishnan R (Ten10 Racing) 3 (12: 54.925).

Group D (165cc) Novice (6 laps): Vishwadev Muraleedharan (Sparks Racing) 1 (13:29.846); Amarnath Menon K (Apex Racing Academy) 2 (13:33.463); Shankar Guru A 3 (13:34.610).

Honda One-Make Championship – CBR 250 Open (6 laps): Sumit Lucas Toppo (Pro Lap Racing) 1 (12:28.972); Sarath Kumar (Ten10 Racing) 2 (12:46.138); Harikrishnan R (Ten10 Racing) 3 (12:50.970).CBR 150 Novice (6 laps – Short Loop): Sivanesan S 1 (07:45.124); Mahesh Murali M 2 (07:45.334); Aravind B 3 (07:45.872).

Suzuki Gixxer Cup – Open (2 laps): Ananth Raj 1 (04:35.370); Arvind Ganesh 2 (04:35.387); Abhishek Vasudev 3 (04:36.909). Note: Race stopped at 50 per cent distance – Only half points awarded. Novice (6 laps, Short Loop): Vishwadv Muraleedharan 1 (7: 45.498); Malsawmdawngliana 2 (7:46.583); Amarnath Menon K 3 (7: 47.195).


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