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Anindith shares lead with Ananth Shanmugam in Euro JK16 event

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Anindith Reddy of Hyderabad today sprang to the top of the ladder in the Euro JK 16 event at the 19th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship here today, sharing the lead with Ananth Shanmugam in the tussle for the title with 76 points.

LGB Formula 4 racer Vishnu Prasad and JK Touring Cars star Asish Ramaswamy too made it a special weekend for themselves by winning all their races over the two days and consolidating their championship positions.

The day however, belonged to world record holder Terry Grant, who along with India’s own heroes Hari Singh, Rohitaaz Kumar and Sunny Sidhu, unveiled a series of stunts that had the packed Kari Motor Speedway arena screaming for more. The UK stuntman effortlessly tilted his car and drove on only the two right side wheels, a stunt that looks impossible, even funny, in movies.

It was Anindith who had the most amazing weekend, winning as many as three races to pick up a staggering 38 points, though he missed out on only one race, managing a second in a thrilling race this morning. After being unbeatable yesterday, he showed just a hint of nerves today before recovering his poise to win the last race.

Bangalore’s Ananth added 28 points to his kitty to turn the Euro JK 16 into a three-way fight for the title, as Nayan Chatterjee, the overnight leader, is at third place with 73 points, just three adrift of the current champions.

Mumbai’s Nayan managed only three fourth-place finishes to garner just 15 points in Round 3. His car slowly wilted away as the weekend unravelled, eventually failing to even finish the last race.

Vishnu of Meco Racing, who has been in impeccable form over the weekend, completed a hat-trick of victories by adding the two LGB races today to his earlier conquests. He is on 66 points in the championship race now, perhaps just one win away in the final round.

Raghul Rangasamy, also of Meco, took the third place in the morning race for a cumulative tally of 51 points, adding 22 points over the weekend.

Saran Vikram of Privateer and Rohit Khanna of Dark Don Racing are on third and fourth places with 37 and 35 points respectively.

Asish Ramaswamy of Red Rooster Performance, who had already pocketed the JK Touring Cars title yesterday, maintained his winning streak to underline his supremacy. The Bengaluru racer has amazingly won all six races in his category to be sitting on an unsurpassable tally of 120 points.

Results (Day two): Euro JK 16 (15 laps): Race one: 1. Karthik Tharani (19:02.151); 2. Anindith Reddy (19:02:590); 3. Ananth Shanmugam (19:04.590)

Race two: 1. Anindith Reddy (17:20.512); 2. Ananth Shanmugam (17:22.979); 3. Mohammed Nalwalla (17:23.637)
LGB Formula 4 (15 laps) : Race one: 1. Vishnu Prasad (19:58.255); 2. Rohit Khanna (20:04.138); 3. Raghul Rangasamy (20:04:153)

Race two: 1. Vishnu Prasad (19:57.081); 2. Raghul Rangasamy (19:57:104); 3. Rohit Khanna (20:00.104)

JK Touring Cars: Race one (10 laps): 1. Asish Ramaswamy (12:43.557); 2. Radha Selvarajan (12:44.581); 3. Deepak Chinnappa (12:46.306).

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