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Sathyanarayana Raju scorches track to notch up win

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: Hyderabad's (Gusto Racing) came up with an impressive performance to win the Pro-Stock 301-400cc class race in the second round of the MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at the MMRT track at nearby today.

Riding a KTM 390, Raju, a 20-year old Computer Science student, who won the championship last year in the CBR 150 category, scored a lights-to-flag victory that underlined his absolute dominance in the six-lap race that saw him lead a 1-2 finish for his team, Gusto Racing.

Earlier, in the 165cc class qualifying run, defending champion Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing eased his way to pole position with a scorching lap of 01:55. 625, which incidentally was his best effort at the MMRT.

Second on the grid for Saturday's Race 1 was arch-rival of Idemitsu Ten10 Racing,who timed 01:55. 952,ahead of Deepak Ravikumar,also of TVS Racing (01:57.041).

K Y Ahamed (TVS Racing) who was the quickest in yesterdays free practice session, could only put in just three laps due to dust in the carburettor and finished fifth in 01:57.674 behind Sarath Kumar of Idemitsu Ten10 Racing (01:57.516).

Others qualifying for pole positions in their respective categories were:

Pro-Stock 165cc: Mithun Kumar (Idemitsu Racing, 02:06.163).

Novice(165cc): Alexander A S (Sparks Racing) (02:09.323).

Girls: Sruthi Nagarajan (Apex Racing Academy)(02:15.891).

Talent Cup 2018 organised by MMSC: (02:05.032).

Novice (CBR 150): (Karnataka) (02:13. 568).

TVS One-Make Championship Open (Apache RR310): Yashas RL (Bengaluru) (02:01.629).

Novice (Apache RTR 200): (Hyderabad) (02:15.511).

Girls (Apache RTR 200): (02:19.920).

Results (Provisional): Pro-Stock (301-400cc) Race 1 (6 laps):

1.Sathyanarayana Raju (Gusto Racing) (11 mins: 38.079 secs); 2. Amarnath K Menon (Gusto Racing) (11:39.897); 3. Prabhu Arunagiri (Team Alish Abdullah) (11:40.966).

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First Published: Fri, July 06 2018. 20:55 IST