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Ashwin stays ahead in JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

made the most of his good fortune on a day of crashes to hang on to his Euro JK 2018 lead in the 21st FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Saturday.

too continued his stunning run in the Gixxer Cup, winning his fifth straight race to widen his Championship lead further.

The LGB Formula 4, however, saw a mini upset, with Delhi's (Dark Don Racing) pulling off a stunning victory.

Mumbai's started the day on a high note in the Euro JK 2018, claiming the pole position in a tight qualifying session. He turned out to be just 0.316 seconds faster than the field but looked set to give Ashwin a mighty fight.

But he was a tad slow off the mark in Race 1, and Karthik Tharani shot past him before the first turn itself. As if that was not enough, Nayan and Tharani got caught in a tangle midway through the race, forcing both of them off the tarmac.

Tharani managed to recover but Nayan failed to finish, losing valuable points.

took advantage of the situation to streak ahead into the lead. He began from P3 but came into his own soon, clocking the fastest lap time of 1:01.422.

In Race 2, with the reverse grid for the top six coming into play, young Aradhya started on pole. made the most of the opportunity to build a sizable lead, but he slipped out of contention due to another minor collision.

Karthik Tharani jumped at the chance to win the race while Nayan Chatterjee, racing in a hit car, finished third to keep his Championship chances alive.

reigned supreme in the Gixxer Cup once again, claiming another facile victory. He was followed home by Malsawmdawngliana and

of made the most of his smart run in the LGB Formula 4 qualifying to win the race. It was a close race, with finishing second just 0.285 seconds behind.

Raghul Rangasamy claimed the third place while had to be content with the fourth place.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 21:30 IST