Final round to decide karting champions: JK Tyre Karting Nationals

By | October 8, 2015
File photo of JK Tyre Karting Nationals. A JK Tyre image

File photo of JK Tyre Karting Nationals. A JK Tyre image

Bengaluru, 8 October 2015: The fifth and final round of the 12th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Karting Championship 2015 will witness close encounters to decide the champions in all the three categories which went to the wire.

After hosting four successful action packed rounds across tracks in Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Bangalore, the grand finals return to Meco Kartopia here on Saturday. The qualifying and the heats will be on Saturday while the pre-finals and finals are scheduled for Sunday followed by the championship prize distribution.

In the above 15-years Senior Max category, Ricky, Vishnu, Ameya and Nayan are the karters to watch out for. This season has been exceptionally good for Ricky who is currently leading the pack and has dominated in the category round after round. It will be interesting to see how Vishnu, Ameya, Nayan and Dhruv battle it out in this ultimate round.

It’s going to be a fight to the finish in the Junior Max category (13 to 15 years) as the top three contenders are just few points behind each other. Round four turned the tables for Mohammed Nallwalla who was leading the championship until Round three but a turn of events in the penultimate round and Akash Gowda managed to climb up the chart. However, the championship is still open with only 7 points separating Akash and Mrinal Chatterjee from Rayo Racing who is currently in second place. Manav Sharma from Junior Max category has been a surprise package. After three rounds of the Championship, Manav came back with a bang and took away the chequered flag in the previous round. Nirmal Umashankar too has been performing extremely well and can definitely be a tough competitor in the final round.

In the micro max category for 7 to 12 years, 11-year-old Shahan Ali Mohsin from Agra (Team Meco Racing) is dominating the championship points table with 350 points. In the Junior Max, Akash Gowda from Bangalore (Team Meco Racing) is on the lead with 330 points and Ricky Donison from Bangalore (Team BPC Racing) in Senior Max category with 335 points is leading in the overall championship points table.

Shahan from the Micro Max category and Ricky from Senior Max category have been on top of the charts always, impressing the spectators with their excellent karting skills. Shahan and Ruhaan have always been tough competitors in the Micro Max category, however in Round three and four Nikhil Bohra from Bengaluru proved it to everyone that he is no less. His dedication to win has now helped him occupy third place in the championship points table after four rounds. Arjun S Nair is another tiny tot to watch out for in the ultimate round as he is just two points behind Nikhil and if he wins in Round 5, he will take the final step in the overall championship points table.

Overall champion in the Junior and Senior Max categories will represent India in the World Karting finals scheduled in Portugal this year. The overall top three winners in the Junior and Senior max categories will get a sponsored drive in the JK Racing India Series in the 2016 season of the JK Tyre Racing Championship.

The six teams participating in the Championship are Rayo Racing from Mumbai, Meco Racing from Chennai, Mohite’s Racing from Kolhapur, BPC Racing from Bangalore, Erda Racing from Baroda, Indian Karting from Kolhapur and Dark Don Racing from Chennai. For the coveted Overall team trophy, Team Meco Racing, Team Rayo Racing, Team Mohite’ s Racing and Team BPC Racing are vying for the top honour across the three categories.

The races will be webcasted live on www.jktyremotorsport.com

eom/JK Tyre press release