Chennai, September 3: Nineteen-year old KY Ahamed of Team TVS Racing notched up a comfortable win in the premium Super Sport Indian 165cc class in the third round of the MRF MMSC FMSCI National Motorcycle Racing championship at the MMRT track near here, on Saturday.
Starting from P2, Ahamed made the best of the absence of his teammate and championship leader Jagan Kumar. He moved past pole sitter Rajini Krishnan at the second corner in the very first lap to take the lead. But with Rajini dropping out with a technical problem after three laps, Ahamed opened a huge gap over second-placed Sarath Kumar of Honda Ten10 Racing for an easy win. Deepak Ravikumar of RACR was further behind in third.
Jagan, who was disqualified on technical grounds after taking pole on Friday, still leads the championship by three points over Deepak Ravikumar (80). Starting from the back of the grid, Jagan crashed at Turn-2 in the second lap. “I was pushing too hard and crashed out. I will come back strongly in the next few races to keep my chances alive,’’ said Jagan who will start from pole position on Sunday.
In the Pro-Stock 165cc race, Kannan Karnan of Performance Racing pipped D Dinesh Kumar of RACR while Prabhu, also of RACR came third.
Once again Rockstar Racing dominated the Super Sport Indian 300-400cc class by winning all the three podium places in Race 1. It was a facile win for Ami van Poedeooijen while Abhishek Vasudev came second and Amarnath Menon K was third.
Antony Peter of Performance Racing notched up his third win in five starts in the Stock 165cc category while Joseph Mathew of Sparks Racing finished second followed by Anish Damodara Shetty of United Tech Torque Racing .
The results (Provisional, all six laps unless mentioned):
Super Sport Indian 165cc (Race 1): 1. KY Ahmed (TVS Racing) (12mins, 05.530secs); 2. Sarath Kumar (Honda Ten10 Racing) (12:12.355); Deepak Ravikumar (RACR) (12:12.516).
Super Sport Indian 300-400cc (Race 1): 1. Ami van Poederooijen (Rockstar Racing) (11:59.648); 2. Abhishek Vasudev (Rockstar Racing) (12:04.426); 3. Amarnath K Menon (Rockstar Racing) (12:10.435).
Pro-Stock 165cc (Race 1): 1. Kannan Karnan (Performance Racing) (12:40.607); 2. D Dinesh Kumar (RACR) (12:41.444); 3. Prabhu A (RACR) (12:45.290).
Stock 165cc (Race 1): 1. Antony Peter (Performance Racing) (13:21.828); 2. Joseph Mathew (Sparks Racing) (13:22.315); 3. Anish Shetty (United Tech Torque) (13:26.890).
Honda-MMSC CBR 250 Open (Race 1): 1. Mathana Kumar (Honda Ten10 Racing) (12:20.800); 2. Hari Krishnan (Honda Ten10 Racing) (12:22.797); 3. Ananth Raj P (Pro Lap Racing) (12:32.051). CBR 150 Novice (Race 1, 4 laps): 1. Soorya PM (Chennai) (09:02.273); Anish Shetty (Hubballi) (09:02.312); 3. Mahesh Murali (Kerala) (09:03.395).
TVS-MMSC Apache RTR 200 – Open (Race 1): 1. Kannan Karnan (Chennai) (13:17.989); 2. Jaden Gunawardena (Sri Lanka) (13:21.168); 3. Arvind Ganesh (Chennai) (13:21.892). Novice (Race 1, 4 laps): 1. Yashas RL (Bengaluru) (09:01.585); 2. Hari Prasath R (Chennai) (09:14.317); 3. Kamran Alam (Patna) (09:15.274).
Suzuki Gixxer Cup – Novice (Race 1, 4 laps): 1. Joseph Mathew (Chennai) (08:58.965); 2. Antony Peter (Coimbatore) (09:04.755); 3. Amarnath Rajan (Chennai) (09:21.467). Race 2: 1. Mathew (09:08.007); 2. Peter (09:09.585); 3. Alan Victor Fernando (Mumbai) (09:25.974). Rookie Cup: 1. Aaron Gunaderdan (Sri Lanka) (08:57.368); 2. Sachin Choudhary (Ahmedabad) (09:20.422); 3. AS Alexander (Chennai) (09:21.865). Race 2: 1. Gunaderdan (09:03.310); 2. Choudhary (09:10.101); 3. Alexander (09:34.239).
Support Races – Superbikes (Race 1): 1. Deepak Ravikumar (Chennai) (11:32.877); 2. Naresh Babu J (Chennai) (12:03.117); 117); 3. Rizwan Khan (Mysuru) (12:06.281). AATA Ladies (4 laps): 1. Olesya V Dias (Goa) (10:04.499); 2. Renuka Gajendran (Bengaluru) (10:15.490); 3. Pratheeba P (Chennai) (10:19.253). Honda Ladies (4 laps): 1. Aishwarya Pissay (Bengaluru) (09:49.114); 2. A Ryhana Bee (Chennai) (09:49.564); 3. Shruthi N (Chennai) (10:06.350).