Narendran makes clean sweep
Defending champion Narendran, the 22-year old Computer engineering graduate from Coimbatore, had won the first of the three races on Saturday and took the honours in Sunday s double header in style with near-flawless driving exhibition at the Kari Motor Speedway.
Also putting on an impressive show was Chennai’s Tejasram CS (WSRF) who won two of the three races in the Rookie Cup (FF 1300) class while Raghul Rangasamy (Performance Racing), also from Chennai, was elevated to first spot in the Super Stock race after original winner Deepak Ravikumar was excluded for a technical infringement .
Goa s Keith Desouza (Unimek Racing) topped in the Indian Junior Touring Cars category race.
Hyderabad s Ishaan Dodhiwala and Karminderpal Singh from New Delhi shared the honours in the Volkswagen Vento Cup by winning a race apiece. Both the Vento Cup races were marked by clean but close battles with the second outing testing the drivers due to a wet track following sharp showers.
For Narendran, who will be off racing from next season to pursue higher studies in the UK, it was a memorable Sunday which he began by winning the first race of the day despite starting fourth on the reverse grid and then dominating the next outing from pole-to-flag victory leaving the rest to chase his shadow.
While the morning race was one-sided with veteran B Vijaya Kumar (Performance Racing) finishing a lonely second, well clear of third placed Ashish Ramaswamy (Red Rooster Performance) of Bengaluru, the afternoon outing provided some thrilling fare.