Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Nayan, Kush & Pradyumna Win Round 3 of JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship 2013

~Kush and Pradyumna Dominate Junior Max and Micro Max Respectively~

Coimbatore, August 18 2013: Nayan Chatterjee of Rayo Racing (Senior Max), Kush Maini of Dark Don Racing (Junior Max) and Pradyumna Vipul Danigund of MohiteⳊRacing (Micro Max) won the Round 3 of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship 2013 in at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore on Sunday.
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The championshipⳠ36 racers in three categories - Micro Max (7 to 12 years), Junior Max (13 to 16 years) and Senior Max (15 and above) competed at Kari Motor Speedway - the fastest karting track in India and displayed their excellent driving skills.
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In the Senior Max category, Nayan won the toughest race of the Round after beating top racers such as defending champion Ameya Bafna of Rayo Racing and Vishnu Prasad of Meco Racing. Birthday boy Vishnu, started at 3rd position, took early lead by overtaking pole position holder Chittesh S Mandody (MohiteⳠRacing) and Ameya in first few seconds. In the next lap, Chittesh took an attempt to overtake Vishnu but he lost control of his kart, which cost him the podium finish. In the battle for 3rd position, Dhruv S Mohite (MohiteⳠRacing), who started at 4th, was overtaken by Nayan Chatterjee (Rayo Racing) after few initial laps.
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In the 6th lap, Ameya was trying to overtake Vishnu and Vishnu was fighting to save his leading position. But he failed to restrict Ameya, who became the new race leader. Moreover, in this short period of time, Dhruv emerged from behind and pushed Vishnu further down at 3rd position. In 22nd lap, Dhruv collided with race leader Ameya and both went out of the track. Seeing this opportunity, Nayan overtook Vishnu and claimed the first position. Dhruv recovered quickly and re-joined the race at 2nd position ahead of Vishnu, while Ameya managed to continue his race at 4th position.
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With this victory, Nayan toppled Vishnu in the championship table with 255 pts, just one point ahead of Vishnu (254 pts). Ameya Bafna is at third position with 244 pts. 㔯dayⳠrace was very tough and there were lots of ups and downs. It was very difficult to maintain the position as I was getting constant threat from other racers. I just maintained my racing line and patiently waiting others to make mistakes. I am very much happy with my first place podium finish,䠎ayan, who is the winner the Round 1, said after the race. ༯p>
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In the Junior Max, Kush Maini of Dark Don Racing dominated both Final and Pre-Final races and was way ahead of rest of the karters. In the Final race, Kush took the early lead and maintained the lead till the chequered flag. He was chased by Krishnaraaj D Mahadik of MohiteⳠRacing, who attacked Kush in last few laps but Kush handled the pressure well and didnⴊallow him to overtake.
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The real battle was for the third position, where Tejasram, Abhirath Shetty, Akash Gowda (all from Meco Racing), Arya Chirag Gandhi (Rayo Racing) and Ananth Shanmugam (Meco Racing) were fighting neck-to-neck. Tejasram was leading the pack for couple of laps but an unfortunate incident changed the positions of all the racers. AbhirathⳠkart broke down in the middle of the race, which gave opportunity to Arya Chirag and Ananth to topple two front racers - Tejasram and Akash and both claimed 3rd and 4th positions respectively.
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㉴ was a good weekend for me. I am thankful to my mechanics who made my kart quite fast. The weather is also very pleasant, which helped me to focus on my racing line. I enjoyed racing very much and very happy to finish as winner,䠋ush said after the race. Krishnaraaj is leading the championship table with 255 pts, followed by Tejasram (244) and Akash Gowda (240).
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Defending champion Pradyumna V Danigond of MohiteⳠRacing won Final and Pre-Final Race of the Round 3 in Micro Max category and maintained his lead in the championship table. He again outplayed other racers with his better racing skills. However, he received a tough competition from Yash Aradhya of Meco Racing, who constantly challenged him through-out the race. The real fight was for the second position where Yash was fighting with his teammate Paul Francis. Yash claimed the 2nd position in Pre-Final race but he was beaten by Paul Francis in the Final and he finished at 3rd podium in the Round 3.
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㔨e race was good. Other racers like Yash Aradhya and Paul Francis were also raced very well. I got good competition from Yash and he overtook me many times. But I⭠happy to finish at first place,䊐radyumna said after the race. He has maintained his lead in the championship table with 266 pts, ahead of Yash (254) and Shishnu (240).
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JK Tyre is credited with introducing the concept of karting in India and has patronized karting circuits across the country. JK Tyre together with MECO Motorsports introduced professional karting in 2004 with the introduction of the Rotax 2-stroke kart engines. It was then that the current championship came into being and is today the most revered karting contest in India. World class racing drivers such as Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel have graduated from this karting championship.

RESUILTS FINAL RACE (22 laps)

Senior Max
  1. Nayan Chatterjee (Rayo Racing)
  2. Dhruv S Mohite (MohiteⳠRacing)
  3. Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing)

Junior Max
  1. Kush Maini (Dark Don Racing)
  2. Krishnaraaj D Mahadik (MohiteⳠRacing)
  3. Arya Chirag Gandhi (MohiteⳠRacing)

Micro Max

  1. Pradyumna V Danigond (MohiteⳠRacing)
  2. Paul Francis (Meco Racing)
  3. Yash Aradhya (Meco Racing)

RESUILTS PRE-FINAL (22 laps)

Senior Max

  1. Chittesh S Mandody (MohiteⳠRacing)
  2. Ameya Bafna (Rayo Racing)
  3. Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing)

Junior Max

  1. Kush Maini (Dark Don Racing)
  2. Krishnaraaj D Mahadik (MohiteⳠRacing)
  3. CS Tejasram (Meco Racing)

Micro Max


  1. Pradyumna V Danigond (MohiteⳠRacing)
  2. Yash Aradhya (Meco Racing)
  3. Paul Francis (Meco Racing)

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