National Karting: Shahan, Mihir star in Round 2

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Manav Sharma (Peregrine Racing), Shahan Ali Mohsin (MSPORT) and Sohil Shah (MSPORT) pose on the podium after winning the Senior Max category.

Bengaluru, July 8: Agra’s Shahan Ali Mohsin and Mihir Suman Avalakki of Bengaluru continued their good form to hold on to the lead after Round 2 of the Rotax Class of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship 2019 at the Meco Kartopia on the outskirts of Bengaluru.

Shahan (MSport) looked at ease over the weekend as he won race 1 and finished second in another to notch up 86 points and take his total tally to 175 points in the Senior Max Category.

Manav Sharma of Faridabad, who was outperformed by Shahan in the opening round, however accumulated two more points than him by finishing second in the pre-final and winning the final this time around. The Peregrine Racing driver has a total of 173 points now and is sitting on the second place.

MSports’ Bala Prasanth finished fifth in both the races to collect 78 points and take the third position with 160 points.

In the Junior Max Category, it was a clean sweep for Birel Art as they took all the podium places, led by another local lad Mihir. He did not have the best of starts to the round, finishing only fourth in the opening race.

But he came back to clinch the second place in the final race to pocket 83 points and take his total tally to 172 points. He is tied on points with his team-mate Rishon after two rounds, who won both races of the day to amass 89 points. Ruhaan Alva is on the third spot as he posted two third place-finishes to collect 82 points to take his total tally to 165 points.

Rishon, Mihir Suman Avalakki and Ruhaan Alva pose on the podium after winning the Junior Max Class.

In the Micro Max Category, it was Peregrine Racing’s Ishaan Madhesh who came up with another powerful performance and won both the races to extend his tally to 178 points. His team-mate Jagrat Detroja is on the second spot with 166 points while Anshul Sai Shivkumar is in the third place with 157 points.

Ishaan Madesh (Peregrine Racing), Jagrath Detroja (Peregrine Racing) and Anshul Sai Shivakumar (Birel Art India) pose after winning the Micro Max category.

Standings after Round 2:

Micro Max: 1. Ishaan Madesh (Peregrine Racing) 178 points; 2. Jagrat Detroja (Peregrine Racing) 166 points; 3. Anshul Sai Shivakumar (Birel Art) 157 points

Junior Max (Provisional result, subject to scrutiny): 1. Mihir Avalakkai (Birel Art) 172 points; 2. Rishon (Birel Art) 172 points; 3. Ruhaan Alva (Birel Art) 165 points

Senior Max (Provisional Result, subject to scrutiny):  1. Shahan Ali Mohsin (MSports) 175 points; 2. Manav Sharma (Peregrine Racing) 173 points; 3. Bala Prasath (MSports) 160 points

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