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Jagan Kumar clinches seventh national racing title

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

of TVS Racing braved to finish sixth in the concluding race and clinch the title for the seventh time in 165 cc class in the MRF MMSC FMSCI National Motorcycle Racing Championship at near here on Sunday.

led a podium sweep for Ten10 Racing in the final round.

Jagan, who crashed heavily in the first race yesterday after making contact with team-mate Ahamed Arif, was unable to generate his usual pace and was content to pick up the eight points he required to seal the championship with 158 points.

Sethu won comfortably ahead of team-mates and to finish second in the championship behind Jagan with 145 points.

In one of the closest finishes of the season, Bengaluru-based (Ten10 Racing) pipped TVS Racing's Kannan Subramaniam by three-thousandth of a second in the Pro-Stock 165cc race as the duo crossed the line locked together.

Shetty had already sealed the championship in this category and ended his season on a successful note.

Results: National championship (all 8 laps unless mentioned) 165cc (Race 2): 1. (Ten10 Racing) (15mins, 41.626secs); 2. (Honda Ten10 Racing) (15:47.183); 3. (Honda Ten10 Racing) (15:47.683). Final rider standings: 1. (TVS Racing, 158 points); 2. (145); 3. (130). Team championship: TVS Racing. Manufacturer championship: TVS.

Pro-Stock 301-400cc (Race 2): 1. Rahil Pillarishetty (Sparks Racing) (15:29.004); 2. Prabhu Arunagiri (Team Alisha Abdullah) (15:29.197); 3. Sathyanarayana Raju (Gusto Racing India) (15:32.809). Final rider standings: 1. Sathyanarayana Raju (159 points); 2. Prabhu Arunagiri (147); 3. Amarnath Menon (Gusto Racing, 142). Team championship: Gusto Racing. Manufacturer championship: KTM.

Pro-Stock 165cc (Race-2): 1. (Honda Ten10 Racing) (16:12.523); 2. Kannan Subramaniam (TVS Racing) (16:12.520); 3. (Team Alisha Abdullah) (16:14.942). Final rider standings: 1. (181 points); 2. (Rockers Racing, 123); 3. Senthil Kumar (Honda Ten10 Racing, 118 points). Team championship: Honda Ten10 Racing. Manufacturer championship: Honda.

Stock 165cc (4 laps): Karthik Mateti (Sparks Racing) (08:41.788); 2. Venkatesan I (Pvt) (08:42.661); 3. (Pvt) (08:46.975). Final rider standings: 1. Karthik Mateti (111 points); 2. Aditya (Sparks Racing, 70); 3. (50). Team championship: Sparks Racing. Manufacturer championship:

One-make championship: Honda Talent Cup (CBR 250) Race-2: 1. (16:36.267); 2. (Bengaluru) (16:36.474); 3.(16:36.567). Final rider standings: 1. (171); 2. (165); 3. Senthil Kumar (Chennai, 140).

CBR 150 (Race 2, 6 laps): 1. (13:25.633); 2.Anandhu KK (Chennai) (13:27.569); 3. Varoon S (Chennai) (13:47.180). Race-3: 1. (13:10.101); 2. (Gadag) (13:14.564); 3. Anandhu KK (13:16.475). Final rider standings: 1. Mohamed Mikail (233 points); 2. Anandhu KK (151); 3. (133).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, December 16 2018. 18:55 IST
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