National Motorcycle Racing: Double win for Kannan Subramaniam in the Super Sport Indian 165cc class
Kannan Subramaniam took a double win in the Super Sport Indian 165cc class
The fourth round of the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, held at the Madras Motor Racing Track at Sriperumbudur, was a weekend full of doubles. Chennai racer Kannan Subramaniam led a TVS Racing 1-2-3, winning both races in the Super Sport Indian 165cc class. His team-mates Jagan Kumar and Harry Sylvester finished in second and third place respectively in both races.
Jagan Kumar still leads the championship in the Super Sport Indian 165cc class
This means that while Jagan still leads the championship with 141 points, Kanan now is in second place, with 114 points, while Sylvester is in third with 102 points. The final round of the championship will be held later this year, with 50 points up for grabs. It does, still look like it's Jagan who is going to walk home with the title.
Ami van Poederooijen took a double win in the Super Sport Indian 300-400cc category
Rockstar Racing's Ami van Poederooijen took a double win in the Super Sport Indian 300-400cc class. The Auroville resident, who is a Spanish national, but rides on an FMSCI licence managed to decimate all opposition in both races. His team-mates Abhishek Vasudev and Amarnath Menon finished second and third respectively in both races. Ami, who has notched five wins so far, leads the championship with 135 points.
Ami van Poederooijen (centre), winner of both races in the Super Sport Indian 300-400cc class, flanked by Abhishek Vasudev (left) and Amarnath Menon
Rajiv Sethu, of Honda Ten10 Racing, won both races in the Pro Stock 165cc class. Second place in Race 1 went to Prabhu Arunagiri of RACR, while third place went to Vivek Pillai. The podium in the second race was completed by Sethu's team-mate Hari Krishnan, while Arunagiri took third place.
Rajiv Sethu (centre), winner of both races in the Pro Stock 165cc class, flanked by Hari Krishnan (left) and Prabhu Arunagiri
In the Stock 165cc class, Joseph Mathew of Sparks Racing and PM Soorya of Speed Up Racing, took one race win apiece. They closed in on Antony Peter, who currently leads the championship. Anish Shetty currently stands second in the championship, just 12 points adrift of the leader.
Rajiv Sethu of Honda Ten10 Racing leads the Pro Stock 165cc championship
There was good news for Peter, who was crowned the MMSC Yamaha One Make Champion in the Novice Category, after he took two wins that weekend.
Antony Peter was crowned 2016 MMSC Yamaha One Make Champion
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