FMSCI honours 2013 National Racing Champions

The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) honoured their 2013 National Champions in a glittering function in Mumbai. Long time Scrutineer K Krishnamurthy was presented with Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to motorsport in India. Vishnu Prasad was voted Most Promising Motorsport Man of the Year in the newly instituted rolling trophy promoted by Raymonds.

The award for Most Promising Motorsport Man of the Year was selected by the council members who had nominees from Racing, Rallying, Karting and Motorcycle Racing. It was a unanimous decision to award Vishnu Prasad, who had won the 2013 JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Title in the Senior Max category and the JK Racing India Series title.

Gautam Singhania & Vishnu PrasadAlso present at the event were FIA APRC Champion Gaurav Gill and Indian racer Armaan Ebhrahim. The FMSCI honoured all the their National Champions in the categories of MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship, FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship, JK Tyre FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship, FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship, FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship and MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship.

Gaurav Gill & Musa Sheriff receiving INSUVRC awardsIndians who excelled abroad were also recognized with awards including Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim and Gaurav Gill. India’s superbike team Mahi Racing were also recognized for winning the World Supersport constructors title in their first year. Sahara Force Academy Driver Jehan Daruvala, who became the first Indian to win the British KF3 Karting Championship was also given an award by the FMSCI. Two wheeler riders including K Rajni Krishnan, winner at Losail Asia Road Racing Championship, R Deepak and K Jagan were also given awards for their great effort internationally.

Krishnaraj Mahidika & Pradyumna DanigondNewly elected President J Prithviraj started the event off with a rousing speech on the future of motorsports in India. He commented, “It is important that we honour our champions and show them the respect that they deserve. This is the start of better things to come and we are up to the challenge of taking the sport to greater heights. F1 not looking to India is only a small turbulence which will pass soon and India will be back on the map. I would also like to thank Mr. Gautam Singhania for not only being our Chief Guest but also his commitment to drifting. He has committed a Rolling Trophy with a cash prize for Rs. 2 lakhs starting this year for the most promising youngster in our sport. ”

Lifetime Achievement Award winner K KrishnamurthyK Krishnamurthy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for undying commitment to motorsport in the country. He has been a scrutineer since 1968 and has officiated as Chief Scrutineer in all forms of motorsports be it rally, racing, motocross, dirt track etc.

Mr. Prithviraj also reiterated the FMSCI’s focus on working closely with the Government, Manufacturers and sponsors to take the sport forward. He said, “We still need to focus our efforts towards getting clearances from the sports ministry and many other pending matters. This process will take some time but we have made the necessary steps to ensure we achieve this. No sport in the world would survive without sponsors and the same is true for us. Motorsport serves as an ideal platform for companies to showcase and promote their brands, especially with the increasing interest of the sport among Indians as this is certainly a great opportunity to drive visibility amongst businesses and end-customers. I would also like to emphasize that progress in motorsport will be extremely difficult without the manufacturers support. At the same time it is our responsibility to provide manufacturers a platform that benefits them, either through development of their products or technology used or visibility.”

2013 FMSCI Indian National Champions

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

Amittrajit Ghosh

National Champion Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

Amittrajit Ghosh

National Champion : Driver

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

Ashwin Naik

National Champion  : Co-Driver

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

 S. Padmanabhan

National Champion : Tuner

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

Arjun Rao

1600 cc Champion : Driver

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

Satish Rajagopal

1600 cc Champion : Co-Driver

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

Slideways Industries

1600 cc Champion : Team

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FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) 4W

Kumar Ramaswamy

1600 cc Champion : Tuner

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Junior Indian National Rally Championship (JINRC) 4W

Suhem M.K.

JINRC Champion : Driver

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Junior Indian National Rally Championship (JINRC) 4W

Zayne Asrar

JINRC Champion : Co-Driver

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Junior Indian National Rally Championship (JINRC) 4W

Slideways Industries

JINRC Champion : Team

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Junior Indian National Rally Championship (JINRC) 4W

Johnson

JINRC Champion : Tuner

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Indian Rally Championship (IRC) 4W

Sumit Panjabi

IRC Champion : Driver

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Indian Rally Championship (IRC) 4W

Dr.S. Dinesh

IRC Champion : Co-Driver

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Indian Rally Championship (IRC) 4W

JCT Rallying

IRC Champion : Team

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Indian Rally Championship (IRC) 4W

Md.Yusuf

IRC Champion : Tuner

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Indian National SUV Rally Championship (INSUVRC) 4W

Gaurav Gill

INSUVRC Champion : Driver

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Indian National SUV Rally Championship (INSUVRC) 4W

Musa Sherif

INSUVRC Champion : Co Driver

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Indian National SUV Rally Championship (INSUVRC) 4W

Mahindra Adventure

INSUVRC Champion : Team

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Indian National SUV Rally Championship (INSUVRC) 4W

N Leelakrishnan

INSUVRC Champion : Tuner

 

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MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship (4W)

Ashwin Sundar

MRF FF 1600 : National Champion Driver

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MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship (4W)

S Narendran

LGB Formula F4 : National Champion Driver

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MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship (4W)

Wallace Sports

LGB Formula F4 : National Champion Team

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MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship (4W)

N Leelakrishnan

Indian Touring Car : National Champion Driver

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MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship (4W)

Big Foots Racing

Indian Touring Car : National Champion Team

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MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship (4W)

S Feroze Khan

Indian Junior Touring Car: National Champion Driver

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MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship (4W)

Team Rad Racing

Indian Junior Touring Car : National Champion Team

 

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 JK Tyre FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship

Pradyumn V Danigond

Micro Max : National Champion Karting Driver

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JK Tyre FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship

Krishnaraaj D Mahadik

Junior Max : National Champion Karting Driver

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JK Tyre FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship

Vishnu Prasad

Senior Max : National Champion Karting Driver

 

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FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 4W

K.P. Karthick Maruthi

TSD National Champion Driver

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FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 4W

S. Sankar Anand

TSD National Champion Navigator

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FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 4W

K.P. Karthick Maruthi

TSD Champion Driver Pro Expert

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FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 4W

S. Sankar Anand

TSD Champion Navigator Pro Expert

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FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 4W

Chidananda Murthy

TSD Champion Driver Pro Stock

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FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship 4W

Sujith Kumaar B.S.

TSD Champion Navigator Pro Stock

 

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

K  Jagan

Group C : upto 165 cc : Open : Rider

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

TVS Racing

Group C : Upto 165 cc : Open : Team

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

Yamaha

Group C : upto 165 cc : Open : Manufacturer

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

Meka Viduraj

Group D : upto 165 cc : Novice : Rider

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

Sparks Racing

Group D : upto 165 cc : Novice : Team

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

Yamaha

Group D : upto 165 cc : Novice : Manufacturer

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

K Y Ahmed

Group D : upto 130 cc : Novice : Rider

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

TVS Racing

Group D : upto 130 cc : Novice : Team

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FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (2W)

TVS

Group D : upto 130 cc : Novice : Manufacturer

 

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MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship

K.P. Arvind

Foreign Open 2/4 Stroke : 500 cc : Rider

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MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship

Suhail Ahmed

Novice Class Group C  2/4 Stroke : upto 260 cc : Rider

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MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship

Pramod Joshua

Indian Expert Class Group B 2/4 Stroke : upto 260 cc : Rider

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MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship

Pramod Joshua

Indian Expert Class Group C 2/4 Stroke : upto 260 cc : Rider

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MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship

Naresh V.S.

Private Expert Class Group C 2/4 Stroke : upto 260 cc: Rider

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MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship

Gaurav Khatri

Private Foreign Open 2/4 Stroke : 500 cc : Rider

9) Mahi Racing winner constructor  World Super sport Championship
10) K Rajini 2W 2013 Losail Asia Road Racing Championship
11) R Deepak 2W 2nd in above
12) K Jagan 2W third place in the 2013 Asia Cup Road Racing Series

Motorsportman of the year rolling trophy award : Vishnu Prasad

Life Time Achievement Award : K Krishnamurthy

Indians abroad

1) Gaurav Gill FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion
2) Narain Karthikeyan participate Auto GP series – Wins and Podiums
3) Armaan Ebrahim FIA GT Series -3 podiums
4) Karun Chandok- Podium in the Dubai 24 Hour Race
5) Sanjay Takale FIA Asia Production Cup Winner
6) Raj Bharath – Podiums in the Formula Masters China
7) Jehan Daruwala winner British Karting Championship
8) Kush Maini – 2nd in the WSK Cadet Class Championship