Shahan Ali Mohsin, Mohammed Nallwalla & Ricky Donison lead in the Micro, Junior & Senior Max categories in Round 2 of the 12th JK Tyre-FMSCI Rotax National Karting Championship 2015
Hyderabad, July 26, 2015: Shahan Ali Mohsin from Agra (Team Meco Racing), Mohammed Nallwalla from Mumbai (Team Rayo Racing) and Bangalore lad Ricky Donision (Team BPC Racing) emerged champions in their respective categories in the Round 2 of the 12th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship which concluded at the Chicane circuit here on Sunday.
Day 1 witnessed an action packed performance by the drivers as they battled it first amidst rains and then under the floodlights. As this was the very first night race which was held in Hyderabad the atmosphere at Chicane circuit was high. The audience had the opportunity to witness not only some high pumping adrenaline action as the drivers fiercely competed with each other in wet tyres but, a live acrobatic performance which was organized as well that got the audience hooked.
The practice session followed by the qualifying sessions for the Micro Max, Junior Max & Senior Max categories began at 4 in the evening on Saturday. Chirag Ghorpade from Bangalore representing Team BPC Racing, Mohammed Nallwala from Mumbai representing Team Rayo Racing & Ricky Donison from Bangalore representing Team BPC Racing lead in the qualifying round in the Micro Max, Junior Max & Senior Max categories respectively.
As the racers aggressively competed with each other in wet tyres, Heat 1 in the Micro Max category witnessed Chirag, Arjun and Shahan take the first three positions. However in Heat 2 the tables completely flipped and Arjun took the first place followed by Shahan and Ruhaan. In the Junior Max category, Mohammed Nallwalla, Akash Gowda and Yash Aradhya battled it out to take the first three slots. Heat 2 however came as a surprise to everyone as Aanjan Patodia, Mira Erda and Jonathan Kuriakose were the top 3 beating the heat one winners. Heat 1 of the Senior Max category saw Ricky, Nayan and Chittesh taking the top three positions. Vishnu put in his best efforts and clocked the best time in Heat 2. He was followed by Ricky and Dhruv Mohite.
Day 2 saw Arjun S Nair of Bangalore representing team Meco Racing, Aanjan Patodia of Mumbai representing team Rayo Racing and Ricky Donision of Bangalore representing team BPC Racing take the pole positions in the grid.
The pre-finals race in the Micro Max category saw Arjun S Nair from Bangalore dominating the race from get-go. Finishing second was Chirag Ghorpade from Bangalore of team BPC Racing and Ruhaan Alva from Bangalore finished in the third place.
In the Junior Max pre-finals, Mohammed Nallwala outpaced Aanjan Patodia who was in the pole position in the start of the race. Aanjan Patodia who gave a tough fight to Mohammed had to settle in for a second place. Mrinal Chatterjee from Mumbai who displayed excellent racing skills on the circuit finished in third.
The pre-finals race in the Senior Max category was high on action. Ricky who started from the pole position came first again which did not come as a surprise to the audience. The fight between Ameya and Chittesh was quite close however, Ameya took the lead and crossed the finished line second. He was followed by Chittesh Mandody of Kolhapur.
Ruhaan Alva finishedfirst in the finals and amazed the crowd with his fantastic racing skills. Itwas an absolute treat for the audience to watch him race. It was a tough fightbetween Shahan and Arjun, but towards the end Shahan managed to finish the racesecond followed by Arjun who was placed third.
The Junior Max category witnessed some thrilling action as Mrinal and Mohammed Nallwalla battled it out to cross the finish line first. Nallwalla however got a penalty under article 26.3 as a result it was Mrinal who managed to finally come first. He was followed by Akash Gowda and Mohammed Nallwalla was then placed third.
The drivers in the Senior Max category fought tooth and nail from start to finish. Ricky who started from the pole position managed to enthrall the audience yet again. Chittesh and Ameya had a tough fight however it was Chittesh who finished second followed by Ameya. Vishnu Prasad who was the winner of Round one fell low in this round.
The top three winners of each category were awarded in the podium ceremony which was held after all the races.
The 12th JK Tyre-FMSCI Rotax National Karting Championship will be held in Coimbatore for its third round which is scheduled from August 21-23, 2015 at the Kari Motor Speedway.
Micro Max (12 laps)
Arjun S Nair - 11:35.855
Chirag Ghorpade - 11:37.643
Ruhaan Alva - 12:22.664
Junior Max (15 laps)
Mohammed Nallwalla -13:09.481
Aanjan Patodia - 13:11.491
Mrinal Chatterjee - 13:11.973
Senior Max (18 laps)
Ricky Donision - 15:20.816
Ameya Bafna - 15:29.592
Chittesh Mandody - 15:30.220
FINAL RACE RESULTS
Micro Max (15 laps)
Ruhaan Alwa - 14:01.525
Shahan Ali Mohsin - 14:05.572
Arjun S Nair - 14:11.497
Junior Max (18 laps)
Mrinal Chatterjee - 15:23.613
Akash Gowda - 15:25.669
Mohammed Nallwalla - 15:28.890
Senior Max (20 laps)
Ricky Donision - 16:52.977
Chittesh Mandody - 16:56.480
Ameya Bafna - 16:58.615