Mangalore youngster, Dean Mascarenhas wins Toyota EMR Trophy

By | September 28, 2014

Noida, 28 Sept 2014: It was action galore at the 2014 MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship (NRC) at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida the 2014 Championships were finally sealed. After Tarun Reddy & Arjun Narendran had won their respective titles yesterday, it was the turn of VJ Senthil & Dean Mascarenhas to win the Indian Junior Touring Car (IJTC) and Toyota Etios Motor Racing (EMR) Trophy. Delhi boy Lee Keshav also took his first win in the MRF FF1600 Championship with

In Race 1 of the MRF FF1600 Kartik Tharani Singh had a great start and got past pole sitter Siddharth Trivellore to lead into the first corner. Lee Keshav slotted into 3rd place as 2014 Champion Tarun Reddy struggled with a throttle problem and dropped down to 6th place. He lost 2 more place before finally retiring from the race. Arjun Narendran retired from the race on lap 2 which brought out the Safety Car. As the Safety Car came in Lee Keshav got a great run on Karthik and overtook him into turn 1 to take the lead. Karthik kept up with Lee but could never make a move with an impressive Dhruv Behl behind the duo. Lee Keshav took his first win with Karthik in 2nd place and Dhruv in 3rd place.

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MRF FF1600cc race at BIC on Sunday. An Adrenna Communications image

MRF FF1600cc race at BIC on Sunday. An Adrenna Communications image

ace 2 of the MRF FF1600 things were back to normal with Tarun Reddy getting off to a brilliant start and leading from start to finish. Behind him it was once again Lee Keshav and Karthik battling it out for the podium spot. It was a tight battle all the way with Lee Keshav taking his third podium of the weekend and 3rd position in the Championship, ahead of Vikash Anand. With Tarun’s win, he made it 11 wins out of 14 races and also became the youngest winner of the Championship.

Arjun Narendran completed his domination of the ITC Championship after taking his 9th win of the season. Ashish Ramaswamy was once again his closest competitor and finished in 2nd place with Sivaramakrishnan getting on the podium yet again. C Rajaram, who finished in 5th position, took 3rd in the ITC Championship.

In the Toyota EMR Race 1, Hisham took his second win of the season after a close battle with Dean Mascarenhas. It was a three-way battle for most of the race with championship contender Varun Anekar. While all three men were in with a chance, it was Hisham who crossed the finish line ahead of Dean by 0.448secs with Varun in 3rd place.

Dean Mascarenhas sealed the title in the last race when he won ahead of Hisham and Mezaan Anees. Dean got revenge on Hisham and beat him by 0.347secs in yet another thriller. Dean has won the 2014 Toyota EMR Trophy ahead of Varun Anekar and Hisham.

VJ Senthil took his first ever title when he won the IJTC race after a race long battle with Charen Chandran and Feroze Khan. 2013 Champion Feroze was running in 2nd place but lost out to Charen and ended up in 3rd place. It was a great season long battle between Senthil and Feroze with the former being crowned a worthy champion.

Race Classifications

Indian Junior Touring Cars

  1. VJ Senthil
  2. Charen Chandran
  3. Feroze Khan

Toyota EMR – Race 3

  1. Hisham
  2. Dean Mascarenhas
  3. Varun Anekar

Toyota EMR – Race 4

  1. Dean Mascarenhas
  2. Hisham
  3. Mezan Anees

Superstock – Race 3

  1. Balavijay
  2. Joel Joseph
  3. Rajarajan

Indian Touring Cars – Race 3

  1. Arjun Narendran
  2. Ashish Ramaswamy
  3. Sivaramakrishnan

MRF FF 1600 – Race 2

  1. Lee Keshav Gupta
  2. Kartik Tharani Singh
  3. Dhruv Behl

MRF FF 1600 – Race 2

  1. Tarun Reddy
  2. Lee Keshav Gupta
  3. Kartik Tharani Singh


MRF FF 1600

  1. Tarun Reddy
  2. Advait Deodhar
  3. Lee Keshav Gupta

Indian Touring Cars

  1. Arjun Narendran
  2. Ashish Ramaswamy
  3. C Rajaram


  1. Balavijay
  2. Joel Joseph
  3. Chandresh Tolia