Exciting battles for National titles on the cards

Formula LGB 1300

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  • Exciting battles for National titles on the cards
  • MMRT set to host final round of 4-wheeler championship

Chennai, February 9: Four-wheeler competitors will be going for glory with titles in almost all categories up for grabs in the MRF MMSC fmsci National Car Racing Championship 2021, the fourth and final round of which will be held at the MMRT from February 11 to 13.

The only category where the title is sealed is the Super Stock as Deepak Ravikumar (Performance Racing) from Chennai enjoys an unsurmountable lead after five wins from six starts. The championship in two other saloon cars classes – the Indian Touring Cars and Indian Junior Touring Cars – is still wide open.

Saloon cars

Ajit Thomas, President of promoters Madras Motor Sports Club, said: “Due to the Covid-19 situation, we could not offer five rounds to the four-wheeler competitions, but the action thus far has been quite exciting with close races. Given the pandemic, it is still heartening that the response has been fairly good with many youngsters, after graduating from karting, are already making their presence felt at this level. And surely, the concluding round this weekend will throw up its share of excitement and surprises. We also salute our sponsors, MRF Tyres, for their unstinted support to the championship.”

As for youngsters, several of them have already made a mark in the premier MRF Formula 1600 category. Two teenagers, Bengaluru’s Chirag Ghorpade (153 points, 2 wins) and Shahan Ali Mohsin from Agra (140, 4 wins) are best-placed to win the championship. However, the chances of Rishon Rajeev (110), also from Bengaluru, and Coimbatore’s K Suriyavarathan (105, one win) cannot be discounted since a maximum of 75 points are available from three races.

Coimbatore veteran Arjun Balu (Race Concepts) heads the table in the ITC class and leads Rayo Racing’s Jeet Jhabakh by 18.5 points with a maximum of 25 points to be had from the double-header. Another Coimbatore racer, Charen Chandran is ahead of Hatim Shabbir Jamnagarwala (Performance Racing, Chennai) by 13.5 points in the IJTC class going into the final round.

MRF F1600

In the Formula LGB 1300 category, the race for the title is poised on a knife-edge. Two Momentum Motorsport team-mates, Tijil Rao (85) from Bengaluru, Deepak Ravikumar (72), head the championship table, ahead of Nellore’s Viswas Vijayaraj (DTS Racing, 64), Ruhaan Alva (MSport, 59) from Bengaluru, and Kolkata racer Arya Singh (DTS Racing, 58), all having a realistic shot at the title with a maximum of 50 points to be won.

Chennai’s Sandeep Kumar and Fahad Kutty from Mumbai currently head the points table in the Volkswagen Polo and MRF Saloon Cars (Toyota Etios) categories, both of which are triple-headers.

There will be live streaming of the races on Facebook and the MMSC website.

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