July 31, 2016
Nayan Chatterjee today scored grand double victories in the Euro JK 16 Category of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship, which concluded here in Coimbatore.
Nayan was the lucky beneficiary on Race 3 in this category, taking the first place in the fiercely contested race, as Ricky Donison, who finished first in two races yesterday and today, had to surrender his place at the top of the podium, after being penalised by 10 seconds.
Nayan, Ricky, and Krishnaraaj Mahadik went bumper to bumper until Ricky found some space to sneak ahead in the eighth lap. He couldn’t be touched after that. The joy was short-lived as the stewards caught his mistake and punished him.
Nayan didn’t need any help from Lady Luck in Race 4, the last race in the Euro JK category, as he easily and confidently went past the chequered flag, recording the fastest three laps to leave Kush Maini and Ricky desperately trying to catch up with him.
Nayan completed this win in 15:46.852 minutes.
“I’m really glad that I could finish first in both the races today. It wasn’t easy as every driver was on fire,” Nayan told reporters.
Race 1 on Saturday saw Kush Maini win in 14:45.354 minutes while Race 4 saw the winner come through almost a minute slower. It was the same story in the LGB Formula 4, with Rohit Khanna of Dark Don Racing taking as much as 20:29.629 minutes to win Race 3, while Vishnu Prasad took just 18:20.004 minutes in Race 1.
In LGB’s Race 2, Ashwin Sundar of Dark Don Racing staved off stiff competition from Meco Racing teammates Vishnu Prasad and Sudarshan Rao Karwal, to pick up maximum points. Pole leader Vishnu couldn’t take the pressure as Ashwin gave him hot pursuit.
Ashwin, starting from the third place, drove brilliantly to win the race in 21:33.105 minutes. He had a spectacular timing of 1:12.546 minutes in the fifth lap to steal the thunder on the action-packed day.
Ashish Ramaswamy of Red Rooster Performa won rather easily in the Gentleman’s Cup category to make it a grand double for himself. He had won the opening race on Saturday and didn’t brook any competition on Sunday either.
C Rajaram, who finished second on Saturday, couldn’t finish the race and yielded the second position to Vidyaprakash Damodaran. That has put him in second place.
Results of Day 2:
Euro JK 16
Race 3: 1. Nayan Chatterjee; 2. Krishnaraaj Mahadik; 3. Ricky Donison`
Race 4: 1. Nayan Chatterjee; 2. Kush Maini; 3. Ricky Donison
Race 2: 1. Ashwin Sundar; 2. Vishnu Prasad; 3. Sudarshana Rao Karwal
Race 3: Rohit Khanna; 2. Saran Tmars; 3. Diljith TS
Gentlemen’s Cup: 1) Ashish Ramaswamy; 2) Vidyaprakash Damodaran; 3) Rajkumar GD