2013 Volkswagen Polo R Cup Race 1 Round 1 qualifier at Kari Motor Speedway

2013 Volkswagen Polo R Cup Race 1 Round 1 sees Rahil Noorani in Pole Position, his quickest lap time being 1:14.335. It was a great sesaon start for rookie driver Anshul Shah who clocked an impressive lap time of 1:14.999, 0.664 seconds behind the leader to secure a solid 3rd place on the grid.

1.Rahil Noorani during the qualifying round of Round 1 of Polo R Cup 2013

South African driver Jeffrey Kruger took 2nd place on the grid today, and his fastest lap time was 1:14.489. Prashant Singh Tharani secured his best timing at 1:15.114 and took 4th place in the 2nd row of the grid today. This season sees 21 drivers battling it out on the race track. Of which 14 new drivers take on 7 of previous seasons’ drivers.

Before the qualifiers, all drivers took advantage of 1 dry and 1 wet practice session on Friday, and 1 dry practice session on Saturday morning. Rahil Noorani secured pole on his lap itself. Jeffrey Kruger was 0.154 seconds behind.

1.Anshul Shah during the qualifying round of Round 1 of Polo R Cup 2013Prithviraj Siddappa, Head of Motorsports, said, “2013 season has finally taken off and we are glad to have as many as 14 fresh drivers lining up for the race tomorrow. Rahil and Jeffrey put on a stunning show. However, it was interesting to see how rookie driver Anshul has managed to go faster than some of the experienced drivers.”

1.Rahil during the qualifying round of Round 1 of Polo R Cup 2013