Clean sweep by Ricky Donison: JK Tyre Kart Open

By | May 23, 2016

Bengaluru, 23 May 2016: Local lad Ricky Donison of BPC Racing team dominated the JK Tyre-MMS Rotax Kart Open Cup by winning all the eight races over two rounds in the senior category at the MECO Kartopia track here over the weekend.

Donison, the 2015 JK Tyre National Rotax Max Karting Championship winner, was in a league of his own in the eight races spread over two rounds that were run on Saturday and Sunday. The event served as an excellent warm-up for the National championship commencing next month.

Also enjoying fair amount of success were Donison’s team-m

Ricky Donison image by AP Media Communications

Ricky Donison image by AP Media Communications

ate Chirag Ghorpade who won five of the eight races in the Junior Max category while Shahan Ali Mohsin of MECO Racing chalked up six wins in the Micro Max class to underline his status as National champion in this class.

Despite the dominance of few, the races, especially in the Micro Max category, were very competitive with Ruhaan Alva of the newly-formed Peregrine Racing and Akshay Bohra of MECO Racing sharing the podium with Shahan.

In the Junior Max, Ghorpade had to fight off team-mate Manav Sharma and MECO Racing’s Yash Aradhya and Nirmal Umashankar who won a race apiece.

The results:

ROUND 1:

Senior Max – Race 1 (12 laps): 1. Ricky Donison (BPC Racing) (11mins, 29.821secs); 2. Akash Gowda (MECO Racing) (11:36.529); 3. Aanjan Patodia (Rayo Racing) (11:38.204). Race 2: 1. Donison (11:21.958); 2. Akash (11:35.925); Patodia (11:37.345). Race 3: 1. Donison (11:16.962); 2. Shreyansh Jain (BIREL Art) (11:36.342); 3. Mrinal Chatterjee (MECO Racing) (11:47.760). Race 4: 1. Donison (11:45.823); 2. Mrinal (12:10.928); 3. Akash (12:12.997).

Junior Max – Race 1 (12 laps): 1. Chirag Ghorpade (BPC Racing) (11mins, 31.902secs); 2. Manav Sharma (BPC Racing) (11:32.992); 3. Yash Aradhya (MECO Racing) (11:33.338). Race 2: 1. Manav (11:27.469); 2. Ghorpade (11:36.065); Aradhya (11:36.884). Race 3: 1. Ghorpade (11:24.516); 2. Manav (11:27.802); 3. Aradhya (11:35.910). Race 4:1. Nirmal Umashankar (MECO Racing) (11:59.859); 2. Aradhya (12:09.570); 3. Debarun (MECO Racing (12:14.104).

Micro Max – Race 1 (8 laps): 1. Shahan Ali Mohsin (MECO Racing) (10:25.270); 2. Akshay Bohra (MECO Racing) (10:29.409); 3. Ruhaan Alva (Peregrine Racing) (10:33.631). Race 2: 1. Shahan (08:18.641); 2. Ruhaan (08:22.994); 3. Bohra (08:26.557). Race 3: 1. Shahan (08:15.523); 2. Bohra (08:16.938); 3. Ruhaan (08:16.992). Race 4: 1. Bohra (08:22.582); 2. Shahan (08:22.704); 3. Ruhaan (08:22.864).

ROUND 2:

Senior Max – Race 1 (12 laps): 1. Ricky Donison (BPC Racing) (11:18.647); 2. Aanjan Patodia (Rayo Racing) (11:24.413); 3. Shreyansh Jain (BIREL Art) (11:32.396). Race 2: 1. Donison (11:26.422); 2. Patodia (11:28.732); 3. Raghul Rangasamy (MECO Racing) (11:39.743). Race 3: 1. Donison (11:24.264); 2. Patodia (11:25.030); 3. Mrinal Chatterjee (MECO Racing) (11:40.191). Race 4: 1. Donison (11:10.992); 2. Patodia (11:20.137); 3. Shreyansh (11:30.965).

Junior Max – Race 1 (12 laps): 1. Chirag Ghorpade (BPC Racing) (11:23.046); 2. Yash Aradhya (MECO Racing) (11:34.201); 3. Nirmal Umashankar (MECO Racing) (11:34.484). Race 2: Aradhya (11:32.994); 2. Nirmal (11:34.384); 3. Ghorpade (11:42.088). Race 3: Ghorpade (11:26.395); 2. Aradhya (11:27.857); 3. Nirmal (11:29.901). Race 4: Ghorpade (11:18.224); 2. Aradhya (11:21.759); 3. Nirmal (11:26.210) 3.

Micro Max – Race 1 (8 laps): 1. Shahan Ali Mohsin (MECO Racing) (08:17.998); 2. Ruhaan Alva (Peregrine Racing) (08:18.329); 3. Akshay Bohra (MECO Racing) (08:23.615). Race 2: Shahan (08:52.710); 2. Bohra (08:53.055); 3. Ruhaan (08:53.308). Race 3: 1. Bohra (08:58.066); 2. Shahan (08:58.299); 3. Arjun R (BIREL Art) (09:01.424). Race 4: 1. Shahan (08:15.062); 2. Bohra (08:17.224); 3. Ruhaan (08:17.567).

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