~Exciting clash on the cards in Formula LGB4 & JK Tyre presents Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup; Ruhaan sitting pretty in Novice Cup~
New Delhi, 2 December 2021: The premier Formula LGB4 class may throw up surprises when the penultimate round of the 24th JK Tyre – FMSCI National Racing Championship gets underway at the Kari Motor Speedway in Chettipalayam, Coimbatore, on Saturday.
Championship leader Vishnu Prasad, after a strong first round show, was expected to call the shots in the second round held at the same venue late last month. But the MSport star from Chennai could not do much as his car lacked the power and the pace right through the races.
Amir Sayed of Kottayam cashed in on the chance quite early to score his maiden finish on top of the podium for his new team, Ahura Racing. It helped him a great deal in clinching crucial points and a climb up the championship table to the second position.
Despite a not so hot show, Vishnu continues to stay at the top with 25 points. Amir needs just a couple of points to rattle the leader and he may well come up with all guns blazing to do just that.
Sandeep Kumar, Arya Singh and T.S. Diljith of Dark Don Racing are also expected to give the duo a run for their money.
It's a one horse race in the JK Tyre Novice Cup. MSport's Ruhaan Alva, the young man from Bengaluru, is yet to find a challenger to his throne. He has stamped his class in both the rounds and is sitting pretty at the top of the table with 60 points.
His teammate Jaden Pariat, with 38 points, is far behind. But the youngster from Guwahati has come up with an improved show in every race. He may well try to go that extra mile to beat Ruhaan this weekend.
Anish Damodara Shetty of Hubli was the man in command in the JK Tyre presents Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup. He was quite successful in handling the much-heavier bikes and his opponents on a fast flowing track this season. But Allwin Xavier (32pts) of Thrissur managed to topple Anish (30pts) with a top podium finish in the final race of the second round.
The latter is not going to allow the former to enjoy the position at the top for long. So, be prepared for a fight to the finish from the big boys.
The drivers and riders will go through the practice sessions on Friday followed by the qualifiers and the races the next two days.