Good show by Ashwin in National Racing Championship

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 10, 2018 03:36 PM IST

Chennai: Sri Lanka’s Bryan Perera made the most of slightly wet conditions to emerge the star of the day, winning two Euro JK 18 races in the 21st JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship here.

Karthik Tharani, who won the laurels in this category on Saturday, however, made a valiant comeback in the fourth and final race to catch up with Perera as Round 1 came to a thrilling finish.

Mumbai’s Nayan Chatterjee stayed right behind the leaders by making the podium thrice on Sunday, grabbing the second place twice and the third place once.

Another Chennai racer Ashwin Datta enjoyed a good run, finishing second in Race 4 and third in Race 2 and 3.

In fact, Ashwin Datta has taken top position on the leader-board with 24 points, upstaging Perera and Tharani who have accumulated 23 points.

Nayan has 20 points. The LGB 4 too proved to be a tantalising affair, with Delhi’s Rohit Khanna and Chennai’s Raghul Rangsamy winning one race each.

Chennai’s Vishnu Prasad had won Race 1 on Saturday, to produce three different winners in the three races in this category.

Vishnu and Kolhapur’s Chittesh Mandody took the second and third places in both the races to pick up valuable points.