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2022 JK NRC: Arya Singh takes early LGB Components Four lead | Autocar India

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After the primary spherical, Arya Singh and Kyle Kumaran lead the championship in LGB Components Four and Novice Cup, respectively.

The 2022 version of the JK Tyre Nationwide Racing Championship – now in its 25th anniversary yr – kicked off with the inaugural spherical at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. The weekend noticed races in three completely different classes – the headlining LGB Components Four class, the Novice Cup class and the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup, which is now in simply its second season.

Arya Singh of Darkish Don Racing and Kyle Kumaran of DTS racing dominated the LGB Components Four and Novice Cup courses, respectively, whereas the Continental GT Cup noticed three completely different winners throughout the three races that have been held.

LGB Components 4

Workforce Darkish Don Racing dominated the LGB Components Four class with Arya Singh profitable two of the three races and coming third within the final race. Actually, Race 1 was virtually a breezer for Singh, and for the group as they secured all three podium positions. One other sturdy displaying was from MSport’s Ruhaan Alva, the defending Novice Cup champion, who upgraded to the LGB Components Four this yr, and completed P7.

In Race 2, Singh confronted powerful competitors from Amir Sayed and Viswas Vijayaraj of Ahura Racing respiration down his neck for a lot of the race. Nonetheless, he defended his place properly to take victory once more with Vijayaraj taking second place. In the meantime, Singh’s teammate, Tijil Rao, completed third. Race Three once more noticed all three podium positions going to Darkish Don Racing, nevertheless, with Sandeep Kumar now on the highest spot. A mid-field crash on the penultimate lap, nevertheless, meant that the race completed beneath security automobile situations.

Race 1:

1. Arya Singh (Darkish Don Racing) – 23:44.955
2. Tijil Rao (Darkish Don Racing) – 23:45.498
3. Ashwin Datta (Darkish Don Racing) – 23:46.121

Race 2:

1. Arya Singh (Darkish Don Racing) – 20:09.536
2. Viswas Vijayaraj (Ahura Racing) – 20:18.793
3. Tijil Rao (Darkish Don Racing) – 20:22.473

Race 3:

1. Sandeep Kumar (Darkish Don Racing) – 28:10.333
2. Ashwin Dutta (Darkish Don Racing) – 28:10.539
3. Arya Singh (Darkish Don Racing) – 28:10.893

Novice Cup

The Novice Cup noticed 4 races unfold over the weekend with DTS Racing’s Kyle Kumaran profitable three of them. Race 1 noticed an in depth battle between Kumaran and DTS Racing’s Joel Joseph and MSport’s Dhruvh Goswami, with the three ending in first, second and third, respectively. Kumaran continued his dominance in Race 2 as properly, with DTS Racing’s Vinith Kumar coming in second and Hasten Efficiency’s Aadithya Parasuram ending third. Parasuram had missed a shot at victory in Race 1 resulting from a spin with just some laps left.

Race 3, nevertheless, noticed a dramatic begin. With reverse grid in place, the pole sitter stalled his automobile because the lights went inexperienced, and that led to a few vehicles being taken out on the start-finish straight. The race was pink flagged, however when it resumed, Kumaran fought his approach up from eighth to complete second behind Aadithya Parasuram of Hasten Efficiency. Third place went to Dhruvh Goswami of MSport. Later, in Race 4, Kumaran shot again strongly to complete on prime of the rostrum once more, though this time behind the security automobile that was introduced out two laps earlier than the chequered flag, resulting from a crash.

Race 1:

1. Kyle Kumaran (DTS Racing) – 13:38.548
2. Joel Joseph (DTS Racing) – 13:39.905
3. Dhruvh Goswami (MSport) – 13:40.400

Race 2:

1. Kyle Kumaran (DTS Racing) – 15:17.955
2. Vinith Kumar (DTS Racing) – 15:18.554
3. Aadithya Parasuram (Hasten Efficiency) – 15:19.320

Race 3:

1. Aadhitya Parsuram (Hasten Efficiency) – 15:19.654
2. Kyle Kumaran (DTS Racing) -15:25.403
3. Dhruvh Goswami (M Sport) – 15:27.503

Race 4:

1. Kyle Kumaran (DTS Racing) – 16:30.407
2. Aadhithya Parsuram (Hasten Efficiency) – 16:31.383
3. Vinith Kumar (DTS Racing) – 16:32.086

Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup

The Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup launched the Professional-Am Collection format this time with 10 skilled and 15 newbie riders competing collectively on the identical grid. Within the Professional class of Race 1, it was Allwin Xavier who took the highest honours after snatching victory from defending champion Anish Damodara Shetty within the remaining laps. Allwin and Anish have been adopted by Joseph Mathew in third. Within the Newbie class, it was Soorya PM from Chennai who bagged the highest podium spot – and a shock third total – with Naresh Kaname and Varun Gowda ending second and third respectively.

Race 2 noticed Anish D Shetty reclaim the highest spot as Allwin Xavier evenly rear ended Anish’s bike and slipped on the observe halfway into the race. Joseph Mathew defended his third spot in Race 2 as properly, with Ullas S Nanda ending second within the Professional class. Within the Newbie class, Soorya PM defended his lead, and was adopted by Varun Gowda in second and Raj Kumar in third. In Race 3, prime honours went to Navaneeth Kumar within the Professional class, adopted by Ullas S Nanda in second and Sudheer Sudhakar in third. Soorya PM was unbeatable within the Newbie class, adopted by Varun Gowda and Rohan R in second and third locations, respectively.

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