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Sandeep Kumar grabs pole in national racing event

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: Local lad grabbed pole position in the F1600 class on the opening day of the third round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship at nearby Sriperumbudur today.

24-year old Kumar, who missed a ticket to the Road To Indy shootout despite finishing first runner-up in the F1600 last year, is determined to go one better this time.

I pushed really hard today, almost to the very limit, he said after posting a best lap of one minute, 39.999 seconds around the 3.716 Kms track to set himself up for this weekends triple-header.

Sharing the front row with Sandeep is another Chennai driver, (01:40.310) ahead of Goas Keith DSouza (01:40.069).

Championship 19-year old who had won all the three races in the previous round in Coimbatore, will start eighth on the grid after posting a best of 01:40.685.

Meanwhile, defending champion in the Indian Touring Cars class (ARKA Motorsports) from posted pole winning time of 01:52.053, edging veteran (Race Concepts), who had won both the races in the previous round. Narendran had missed the previous rounds.

Pole position winners in other categories were: Nikunj Vagh of Team N1 (Indian Junior Touring Cars) from Mumbai, Varun Anekar of Race Concepts (Super Stock) from Bengaluru and Vinod S of Team N1 (Esteem Cup) from Erode.

Dhruv Mohite from Kolhapur, in the Ameo Cup following his double in round last month, took pole position ahead of Thanes and Anmol Singh Sahil from Ghaziabad.

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

First Published: Fri, July 20 2018. 21:00 IST
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