Hyderabad’s Anindith emerges champion

By   |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 17th Sep 2017  3:19 pm

Hyderabad: On a day of twists and turns, Hyderabad’s Anindith Reddy emerged champion in MRF F1600 in the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT track in Chennai on Saturday.

The champion driver from Hyderabad sealed the title which will earn him ticket to the Mazda Road to Indy shootout in the United States later this year. Despite a non-finish following a collision that took the rear wing of his car, Anindith was well placed with a lead of 32 points over Saturday’s winner Sandeep Kumar (Chennai) with two more races to be run on Sunday and a maximum of 25 points at stake in the MRF F1600 in the fifth and concluding round.

For Arya Singh, it was a great weekend as he clinched both the National and Rookie crowns in the Formula LGB 1300 class. “I am extremely happy to win both National and Rookie titles. Today, I didn’t have the pace to win the races outright, but otherwise, it has been a great weekend for me,” said an elated Arya Singh who today won one race and was second in the other.

Having dominated the Free Practice sessions as well as Qualifying yesterday with the fastest lap times, Saurav Bandyopadhyay (Mumbai) scored his second win of the season in the Volkswagen Ameo Cup ahead of guest racer from China Anning Sun and Sandeep Kumar, but still trails championship leader Karminder Singh (Delhi) by 92 points.