2012 J K Tyre National Racing Championships surprise in opening Indian Touring Car race

As chaos reigned supreme at the recently concluded J K Tyre National Racing Championships in the opening round three of their fastest qualifiers had to retire during the 15th lap of the race making M Shivaramakrishnan see instant success at the Kari Motor Speedway.

Those who dropped out of the event has witnessed serious electrical and mechanical failures in their vehicles. Shivaramakrishnan was closely followed by C Rajaram in a Swift. Avdumber Hede of Goa also took pole position for the Polo R Cup in a new petrol powered Race Polo. This was a marked improvement over diesel powered Race Polo by two seconds over a lap of 2.1 km stretch of Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore. The Goan racer clocked time of 1:15:474 on the 2.2 km track and was joined by A Sandeep Kumar of Chennai with a lap time of 1:15:680.

The newly introduced petrol TSI Race Polo made an exciting debut. TSI Race Polo is also 2 seconds faster as compared to last year’s Round One on the same track which saw Vishnu Prasad clock 1:17:305. Hede could be happy having started off this season on a good and winning note. It is his endeavor to get more comfortable in the new petrol TSI Race Polo and is looking forward to converting a lead into a win. The following day saw Duez in first place clocking 19:17:543, Alisha Abdullah in second spot, seven seconds later while Prashanth Tharani Singh came in third just six tenths after.

The Championship standings after Round One of JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2012, as well as the podium results from the two races:

Position

Name

Race One pts.

Race Two pts.

Total pts.

1

Diego Duez

15

30

45

2

Avdumber Hede

30

12

42

3

Mihir Dharkar

24

16

40

4

Alisha Abdulla

14

24

38

5

Prashanth Tharani Singh

16

20

36

6

A. Sandeep Kumar

20

11

31

7

Munjal Savla

17

14

31

8

Ajay Kini

13

17

30

9

Rahil Noorani

11

13

24

10

Ameya Walavalkar

9

15

24

11

Saurav Bandyopadhay

12

9

21

12

Donovan Vaz

10

10

20

13

Mahinder Khidia

8

6

14

14

Hanoosh S

7

7

14

15

Anthony George

5

8

13

16

Niranjan Todkari

6

4

10

17

Yatin Magu

4

5

9

18

Siddharth Sharma

DNF

3

3

19

Tabish Khan

DNF

DNF

20

Angad Singh Matharoo

DNF

DNS

*DNF: Did Not Finish

**DNS: Did Not Start

Podium Positions for Race One of Round One

Position

Name

Total Time

Avdumber Hede

14:30.038

Mihir Hede

14:30.744

  1. Sandeep Kumar

14:33.244