Subramaniam triumphs at national racing tourney
Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), Oct 9 (IANS) Local lad Kannan Subramaniam led a clean sweep for the TVS Racing team winning both the races in the Super Sport Indian 165cc class with team-mates Jagan Kumar and Harry Sylvester in the second and third spots, respectively, in the fourth round of the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship here on Sunday.
Also achieving a double were Ami van Poederooijen of Rockstar Racing team in the Super Sport Indian 300-400cc class and Rajiv Sethu (Honda Ten10 Racing) who was in fine form while topping the Pro Stock 165cc category.
Kannan, for long in the shadow of his peers Jagan and Sylvester, rode two fine races to beat his more established team-mates and record his first win of the season.
The result meant that championship leader Jagan after being placed second and third in the two races on SUnday, will have to wait until the fifth and concluding round to seal the championship.
Jagan took his overall tally to 141 points while Kannan moved into second place with 114, just ahead of Sylvester (102). With a maximum of 50 points at stake in the final round to be run later this year, Jagan has one hand on the trophy.
Ami dominated the 300-400cc field in both races while his team-mates Abhishek Vasudev and Amarnath Menon came in second and third respectively as the Rockstar Racing team celebrated a clean sweep.
Ami, with five wins to his credit, leads the championship with 135 points with Abhishek lying second with 115.
Joseph Mathew of Sparks Racing (111 points) and Speed Up Racing's PM Soorya (100 points) won a race apiece in the Stock 165cc class to close the gap with championship leader Antony Peter (Performance Racing) who hung on to his lead despite picking up only 12 points.
The other title contender Anish Shetty (United Tech Torque Racing) retained his second spot on the leaderboard with a podium finish and just six points adrift of Peter who later went on to achieve a double in the MMSC Yamaha One Make Championship (Novice).