Round 3: JKTyre-FMSCI National Rotax Karting Championship 2015
Coimbatore, August 23: Shahan Ali Mohsin, Nirmal Umashankar and Ricky Donison win in the Micro, Junior and Senior Max categories in Round 3 of the 12th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Karting Championship 2015.
Shahan Ali Mohsin from Agra (Team Meco Racing), Nirmal Umashankar from Chennai (Team Meco Racing) and Bangalore boy Ricky Donison (Team BPC Racing) emerged champions in their respective categories in Round 3 of the 12th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship which concluded at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Sunday.
Day 2 started off with the pre-finals and final races of each category namely Micro Max, Junior Max & Senior Max. It was a bright sunny day and the excitement in the atmosphere was high as the drivers geared up to give it their best shot. There were 100 school children among the audience who had come to witness the races and had a good time as they cheered for the drivers.
The pre-finals race in the Micro Max category saw Shahan Ali Mohsin from Agra dominating the race. Chirag Ghorpade (BPC Racing) from Bangalore, who started from pole position clocked the second best time, and was followed by Nikhil Bohra, who secured third.
It was interesting to see how drivers battled it out in the Junior Max category.
Umashankar, who started from pole position in the pre-finals, kept spectators entertained with his superb racing skills. He crossed the finish line first and was followed by Nallwalla and Akash Gowda who placed second and third respectively.
In the Senior Max category, Ameya Bafna put up a tough fight and his action packed performance left everyone thrilled. Finishing second was Nayan Chatterjee, and Vishnu Prasad, who did not have a strong race on Day 1, managed to cross the finish line in third.
In the final race, it was a stiff competition between Mohsin and Bohra throughout the race. However, Mohsin continued to dominate the category in the final race, and clinched the number one position. It was an absolute treat for the audience to watch him race. who was also brilliant on the track was placed second.
Ghorpade, who was leading the Heat 1 and 2 races on Day 1, crossed the finish line third.
It was Ricky Donison, the winner of Round 2, who took away the chequered flag in the Senior Max final yet again. Bafna drove his way to a second place finish and the third place was secured by Chatterjee.
The top three winners of each category were awarded in the podium ceremony which was held after all the races.
The 12th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Karting Championship will be held in Bangalore for its fourth round, which is scheduled from September 25-26, 2015 at the Meco Kartopia track.
Micro Max (12 laps)
Shahan Ali Mohsin – 8:45.079
Chirag Ghorpade – 8:45.306
Nikhil Bohra – 8:45.507
Junior Max (15 laps)
Nirmal Umashankar – 9:33.958
Mohmmed Nallwalla – 9:34.910
Akash Gowda – 9:35.052
Senior Max (18 laps)
Ameya Bafna – 11:22.122
Nayan Chatterjee – 11:22.422
Vishnu Prasad – 11:24.626
FINAL RACE RESULTS
Micro Max (15 laps)
Shahan Ali Mohsin – 10:51.107
Nikhil Bohra – 10:51.109
Chirag Ghorpade – 10:53.365
Junior Max (18 laps)
Nirmal Umashankar –
Akash Gowda –
Mohmmed Nallwalla -
Senior Max (20 laps)
Ricky Donison – 12:58.273
Ameya Bafna – 12:58.290
Nayan Chatterjee – 12:58.351