Hyderabad: Bengaluru lads Yash Aradhya of Meco Racing and Ruhaan Alva of Birel Art hogged limelight as they reigned supreme in the junior max and micro max categories respectively of the FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship first round at Chicane Circuit in city on Sunday.
Both Yash and Ruhaan claimed 89 points apiece to emerge on top in the first round of the five-round national championship. The Bengaluru boys had earlier raced their way on to top after winning the qualifying rounds and heats on Friday and Saturday respectively. They finished off the proceedings superbly with top-spots in the pre-finals and finals on Sunday.
Chirag Ghorpade of BPC had to settle for the second spot behind Yash in the junior max section while Bengaluru boy Arjun Rajiv of Peregrine grabbed the runners-up position in the micro max category.
Meanwhile in the senior max section, Aaroh Ravindra of Mumbai cashed in faults from favourites Manav Sharma of BPC Racing and Nirmal Umashankar of Meco Racing to claim the pole position.
Favourites Manav and Chennai lad Umashankar, who had earlier set up a super Sunday clash after finishing first each at the heats on Saturday. But the opening round witnessed an unlucky Umashankar receiving a 5-place penalty in the grid position for making contact with a driver while Faridabad’s Manav was disqualified after a technical infringement which paved the way forward for champion Aaroh, who made full use of the opportunity. He drove his way to victory after starting the final race at pole position.
Results (All Finals):
Senior Max: 1.Aaroh Ravindra (Rayo Racing), 2.Nirmal Umashankar (Meco Racing), 3. Manav Sharma (BPC); Junior Max: 1.Yash Aradhya (Meco), 2.Chirag Ghorpade (BPC), 3.Muhammad Ibrahim (BPC); Micro Max: 1.Ruhaan Alva (Birel Art), 2.Arjun Rajiv (Peregrine), 3.Saathvik Raju (Peregrine).