- Over 100 entries for 2W National Drag Racing Championship
- Thrilling and close battles for titles in the offing
Chennai, February 25: The iconic MMRT circuit will host the third and final round of the MMSC Fmsci Indian National Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship 2021 which has again attracted over 100 entries, with the focus on the battles for the titles in various categories on February 26 and 27.
With the championship in all categories still to be decided with the contenders separated by only a few points, the competition is expected to be intense, fast and furious. As in the previous rounds, the promoters, the Madras Motor Sports Club, celebrating their 70th anniversary, have put in place state-of-the-art timing equipment and a fully-equipped Medical team to deal with any emergency.
Headlining the two-day event is the 4-Stroke Above 1051cc SuperSport category which is likely to be a two-way clash between leader Hemant Mudappa of Mantra Racing (50 points), the reigning National champion, and Hafizullah Khan (36 points), both from Bengaluru.
Perhaps, the most awaited competition is in the 4-Stroke 851-1050cc Super Sport category where Hyderabad’s Md Riyaz and Mudappa are tied on 43 points with one win and a second place apiece in the two previous rounds. Behind the pair is another Bengalurean, Sugan Prasad, with 25 points though his task is cut out given the consistency of the lead pair.
Bengaluru’s Aiyaz (50) enjoys a 20-point lead over Speed Up Racing duo of Yogeshwaran from Chennai and D Annish Samson, also from Bengaluru in the 4-Stroke 361-550cc Super Sport Indian category. Yogeshwaran is also in the title hunt in the 4-Stroke 226-550cc Super Sport Indian class where he trails leader Bharat Raj (Rockers Racing) from Chennai by 17 points.
Heading the championship table in the 4-Stroke up to 165cc Super Sport Indian category is local challenger Kevin Kannan (RACR Castrol Power 1), while Speed Up Racing’s Lani Zena Fernandez (Chennai) heads the 4-Stroke 165cc Girls class.
In the 2-Stroke categories, Mohd Rafiz from Bengaluru is lined up for a double as he leads the table in the Up to 165cc and Up to 130cc classes.