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Daruvala finishes second in German Karting Championship

Daruvala finishes second in German Karting Championship
The final race, on the Belgian track of Genk last weekended, was the perfect theatre for a thrilling finale. The closing round came at the end of a fiercely fought season that saw Jehan and Championship rival Martijn van Leeuwen stand in a class apart from the rest of the field: between them, the two racers had won seven of the eight finals disputed up to the Genk weekend, amassing podiums and building a huge gap over the remaining opponents.

With all the elements for a brilliant showdown between the only two drivers with a shot at the title, the weather intervened to play a role in the proceedings. Rain on Sunday morning meant that, after a solid performance in qualifying on Saturday, Jehan was to face a completely different set of circumstances on the day of the finals.

A battling display in the first final wasn’t enough, however, to maintain the championship lead on van Leeuwen - the Dutchman finishing second to Jehan’s sixth place. And when everything was ready for a sizzling second final, with the standings hanging in the balance before the closing race of the weekend - the Sahara Force India driver requiring to comprehensively outscore his rival to win the title - controversy struck.
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