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FARIDABAD'S MANAV, CHANAI'S UMA SHANKAR STAR AS KARTING SEASONS OPENS

May 15, 2017 08:59 AM

Bengaluru (Face2News-Sports)

The 2017 karting season got off to a spectacular start, with Faridabad’s Manav Sharma clinching the Senior Max titles in, both, the Rotax Max Kart Open and the Rookie Cup here at the Meco Kartopia Circuit over the weekend.In an intense head to head duel, BPC Racing’s Manav got the better of Nirmal Uma Shankar from Chennai to clinch the double. He started with a bang on Saturday, winning three races and taking the second place in the fourth for a grand opening tally of 38 points. He, however, wilted under the pressure exerted by Uma Shankar on the second day, managing a solitary victory to pick up just 32 points from the four races. However, it was good enough to give him a total of 70 points in the Open category and 67 in the Rookie category and the two crowns.

The 2017 karting season got off to a spectacular start, with Faridabad’s Manav Sharma clinching the Senior Max titles in, both, the Rotax Max Kart Open and the Rookie Cup here at the Meco Kartopia Circuit over the weekend.In an intense head to head duel, BPC Racing’s Manav got the better of Nirmal Uma Shankar from Chennai to clinch the double. He started with a bang on Saturday, winning three races and taking the second place in the fourth for a grand opening tally of 38 points

Meco’s Uma Shankar started off slowly on the first day, mustering just 26 points. But he more than made up on the second day, taking 38 points with three victories and a second-place finish.Sri Lanka’s Kevin Perriera, also of Meco, took the third place in the Open category while Birel Art’s Shreyansh Jain upstaged him in the Rookie category. The Junior Max was an equally close tussle between Shahan Ali Mohsin (70) and Aditya Swaminathan (62), with the former taking the rookies’ title. Both were, however, pipped to the post in the Open category by Chirag Ghorpade of BPC. The Micro Max also threw up different winners, with Arjun Rajiv and Saathvik Raju dominating for Peregrine Racing. Arjun, in fact, won all eight races over the two days in the Open category to underline his superiority. The Kart Open comprised of 2 rounds, with 4 races in each round for each class. The format has been conceived to give the youngsters enough track time and racing experience along with the experienced drivers in the runup to the National Karting Championship.
Meco Motorsports, the promoters and organisers, also introduced new fuel and cylinder control regulations for 2017 to make it a level-playing field for the drivers.
Results
Kart Open:
Micro Max Class: 1. Arjun Rajiv; 2. Saathvik Raju; 3. Rohaan Madesh
Junior Max Class: 1. Chirag Ghorpade; 2. Shahan Ali Mohsin; 3. Aditya Swaminathan; 3.
Senior Max Class:1. Manav Sharma; 2. Nirmal Umashankar; 3. Kevin Perreira
Rookie Cup :
Micro Max Class: 1. Saathvik Raju; 2. MR Rishon; 3. Aadi Karande
Junior Max Class: 1: Shahan Ali Mohsin; 2. Aditya Swaminathan; 3. Sai Sanjay
Senior Max Class:1. Manav Sharma; 2. Nirmal Umashankar; 3. Sreyas Jain.

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