AS wrap up for JK Tyre NRC Round 3
The third round of JK Tyre National Racing Championship (NRC), which was held at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, just wrapped up. There were nine races in this round, spread across classes. Four took place on Saturday, while the remaining five happened on Sunday. The championship titles were up for grabs across three classes – Euro JK 16, LGB Formula 4 and Touring Car.
The Euro 16 class had two races on Saturday and two on Sunday. In all four races, two guys who stood out were Anindith Reddy and Ananth Shanmugam. The only change was that while Mohammed Nalwalla was in contention for top spot on Saturday, Sunday saw Karthik Tharanio challenge Anindith and Ananth for victory. Saturday’s races saw Anindith Reddy finish first, followed by Ananth Shanmugam at second position and Mohammed Nalwalla on the third. The championship leader Nayan Chatterjee finished fourth and saw his lead over Anindith Reddy shrink to just four points.
Three races were held in LGB Formula 4 class – one on Saturday and two on Sunday. Arguably the most action-filled races happened in this class. On the first day, it was Vishnu Anand and Raghul Rangaswamy who battled for the first spot. The finish was so close that first and second finishers were separated by three-hundredths of a second. Vishnu and Raghul finished first and second, respectively and the third position went to Rohit Khanna who finished over five seconds later.
Touring car class had one of the most memorable races in recent memory. In the first race on Saturday, race leader Deepak Paul Chinappa fell back several places after running out of track and almost crashing into the wall. He did not give up and fought back to finish second. The victory went to Ashish Ramaswamy with Vijay Kumar bagging the third spot. The Sunday race saw Ashish Ramaswamy secure yet another victory with Radha Selverajan securing second and Deepak Paul Chinappa securing the third sport on the podium.