IndiKarting Pune KartPrix: Aaroh Ravindra dominates the Pro category
The first round of the IndiKarting Pune KartPrix concluded on December 20, with a total of 33 entires competing in the event. This was Pune's first FMSCI-approved go-kart race in over 13 years. Other than the competitors from Pune, the event also received entries from Delhi, Mumbai, Noida, Goa and Kerala. The final round will be held December 26 and 27.
In the Pro category, the more experienced of the lot competed in their own karts. Mumbai's Aaroh Ravindra won all three races held on the final day to take the overall title, beating Pune's Aanjan Patodia and Amit Patil. Ravindra's skills were highlighted in the second race, where he started last on a reverse grid, and eventually made his way up to first within 14 laps. In the Junior Pro category, Jonathan Kuriakose from Pune, won the title.
Aarish Daver, won two titles at the event - the Senior category and the Corporate category. In the Senior category, Daver qualified on pole and eventually won the race after a few hiccups, just ahead of Pratik Sonawane and Mudar Sanchawala. In the Corporate category, Daver was joined on the podium by Khyati Mody and Siddhant Gangwal.
The Cadet category, which was for competitors between the age of 7 and 12, saw Aadityansh Kaulshi from Pune win all three races ahead of Aryan Vasishta and Nigel Shaju. The Women's category was won by Khyati Mody, followed by Saira Sam and Namita Chimulkar. There was also an interschool category which saw Arya Bobade finish first, followed by Vedant Kakamari and Samyak Davare in second and third.
Press release - Aaroh, Aarish dominate IndiKarting Pune KartPrix
|The 1st event of the IndiKarting Pune KartPrix was conducted at the IndiKarting Circuit in Kharadi Pune. The event was the first FMSCI approved go-kart race in over 13 years in Pune and saw a commendable entry list across the 7 categories of racing. Besides the enthusiastic response from Pune participants, racers also came in from Delhi, Mumbai, Noida, Goa & Kerala. The 1st of 2 events saw a total of 33 entries, with Practice & Qualifying on Saturday while all the races were conducted on Sunday. The Pro Category was the premier category of the event with accomplished racers racing their own karts. Aaroh Ravindra from Mumbai completely dominated, winning all 3 races of the day. He enthralled the crowd in race 2 where the start grid was based on the reverse of the finishing order of race 1. Starting last, he made his way up in the 14 lap race to win ahead of Pune's Aanjan Patodia. Eventually Aaroh won the overall event, ahead of Aanjan & Pune's Amit Patil in third. Pune's Jonathan Kuriakose drove well to win the Junior Pro category. The Senior category saw intense competition amongst many novice drivers. Aarish Daver from Pune qualified on Pole but lost a few places at the start. He soon recovered well to win the race ahead of Pratik Sonawane who drove brilliantly to finish 2nd after starting 9th on the grid. Mudar Sanchawala finished 3rd. Aarish also rounded off the weekend by winning the Corporate category as well, ahead of Khyati & Siddhant Gangwal. The cadet category for racers between 7 and 12 years of age, drew the most cheers from the enthusiastic crowd. Aadityansh Kaulshi from Pune, won all 3 races ahead of Aryan Vasishta from Noida. Nigel Shaju came in 3rd. A special award was given to 7 year old Ranvir Singh who was the youngest participant at the KartPrix. He was on course for a 3rd place before he crashed & could not finish. The Interschool category saw Loyola's School student - Arya Bobade win ahead of Vedant Kakamari of Bishop's School Kalyani Nagar. Samyak Davare from came third. Khyati Mody won the Women's category ahead of Saira Sam & Namita Chimulkar The last event of the IndiKarting Pune KartPrix will be conducted once again in Kharadi on 26 & 27 December. The IndiKarting Pune KartPrix has been organised with the intention of raising awareness for motorsport in India & also to give an opportunity for youngsters to participate at the grassroot level at a negligible cost.|
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