Final round of JK Racing at BIC this weekend

Greater Noida, Nov 26 (IANS) An exciting set of races is on the cards as the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) gears up to host the fourth and final round of the 18th JK Tyre Racing Championship on November 28 and 29.

After three gruelling rounds and nine races in each class, young drivers from across the country will compete for one last time across JK Racing India Series, Formula LGB 4 and Volkswagen Vento Cup.

In addition, the JK Super Bike Cup will set the temperatures soaring as 35 riders will line up on the grid on their 600cc and 1000cc bikes. The grid is a mix of BMW S1000, Kawasaki Ninja ZX10R, Yamaha R1, Honda 1000RR, Ducati 899 and the likes. In the 600 cc category all bikes are from leading two-wheeler manufacturer Triumph.

In JK Racing India Series, which features the JK FB02 cars powered by BMW bike engines, Vishnu Prasad is leading the overall championship points table followed by Bangalore’s Ananth Shanmugham. A two-time champion, Vishnu is just one step close to winning the title again and registering his hat-trick.

However, it’s going to be a close fight for third place between past National Karting champion Krishnaraj Mahadik and past Polo Cup champion Karthik Tharani as there is just a single point difference between the two.

With a free test in Formula 3 with Team Euro International as the award for the overall champion, the audiences can expect ultimate thrill and speed as the top-3 contenders will put in their best efforts to grab the overall title.

In Formula LGB 4 over 25 racers have displayed their racing prowess and the difference between the top-10 contenders has been less than a second this season.

Seasoned driver from Chennai, Ajay Kini (Team Dark Don Racing) is currently leading the championship. He is closely followed by Raghul Rangaswamy (Meco Racing). With each passing round, Raghul was able to up his game to create his place in the contenders’ race.

Seasoned drivers Sudarshana Rao, Rohit Khanna, Sandeep Kumar and Mahadik are all set to give it their best shot in the last round. The overall champions will get a fully sponsored drive in the 2016 JK Racing India Series.

The teams participating are Chennai-based Meco Racing, Mumbai’s Rayo Racing, Chennai’s Dark Don Racing and Bangalore-based Avalanche Racing.

In the Vento Cup, Delhi’s Karminder Singh was leading the points table after Round 2. However, tables turned in Round 3 and Anindith Reddy is now leading the pack of 22 drivers.

The debut year of Vento Cup has been ruled by Karminder, Anindith and Ishaan Dodhiwala as they have been dominating the podium in the last three rounds with their incredible performances. The overall champion will get a fully sponsored drive in 2016 JK Racing India Series.

The JK Super Bike Cup was first introduced in 2014 and after receiving fantastic response, they debuted in this season in Round 3. Delhi’s Bhupinder Singh finished first in 1000cc category on his Yamaha R1 and Vijay Singh crossed the finish line first in 600cc.

In the final round, Bhupinder and Vijay are assured to face some stiff competition from Dilip Rogger, Kulwant Singh and Gurvinder Singh. The audience can expect heart stopping action as these riders compete fiercely to lift the trophy.


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