Nayan eyes title at JK Tyre national racing tourney (Preview)

Coimbatore, Oct 7 (IANS) Indian racer Nayan Chatterjee will be hoping to underline his supremacy in the penultimate round of the 19th JK Tyre-FMSCI national racing championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Saturday.

The Mumbai racer has been virtually invincible in the fastest category of the championship, having won as many as four races in the earlier two rounds to amass 58 points.

Nayan’s closest rival is Ananth Shanmugam of Bengaluru, with 48 points. Ananth showed his class and intentions in the last round, picking up 34 points to storm into contention.

He made up for his poor opening round sensationally to prove that he can pull off a few surprises in the remaining two rounds.

Kolhapur’s Dhruv Mohite (39) and Hyderabad’s Anindita Reddy (38) are currently in third and fourth positions in an impressive field of 15 racers.

They will be hoping to make amends over the weekend so that they stand a chance in the final round at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next month.

Newly crowned FMSCI Go-karting champion Ricky Donison is way behind at the seventh spot, after a miserable second round where he failed to pick up a single point.

Speaking about the race, JK Motorsport President Sanjay Sharma said: “You can never say what might happen in a race, in a championship. I am expecting the top guns to give it their all and that only means a race to the finish.

–IANS

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