Ricky Donison of BPC Racing set the tempo in the opening round of the 2016 JK Tyre FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship in Bengaluru on Sunday (June 5) after turning in a flawless performance over the weekend in the Senior Max (above 15 years) category.
A release from the organisers said defending champion Donison kept extending the gap between him and the chasing pack to win the final at the Meco Kartopia track after previously winning both the heats and pre-final. Ameya Bafna (Rayo Racing) and Nayan Chatterjee (Meco Racing) finished second and third respectively in both the final and pre-final.
Manav Sharma of BPC Racing dominated the proceedings in the Junior Max (13-16 years) category. Sharma took the lead in the first corner and held firm till the finish to win the final. This was after winning the pre-final starting fourth where he showed the presence of mind to slot himself in the lead following a first corner tangle between Yash Aradhya and Chirag Ghorpade.
Shahan Ali Mohsin edged out Ruhaan Alva to win the final in the Micro Max (7-12 years) category.
The Results (all finals):
Senior Max (18 laps): 1. Ricky Donison (BPC Racing) 18:21.520; 2. Ameya Bafna (Rayo Racing) 18:24.855; 3. Nayan Chatterjee (Meco Racing) 18: 28.792.
Junior Max (15 laps): 1. Manav Sharma (BPC Racing) 16:35.848; 2. Nirmal Umashankar (Meco Racing) 16:38.739; 3. Paul T Francis (Meco Racing) 16:42.312.
Micro Max (15 laps): 1. Shahan Ali Mohsin (Meco Racing) 15:47.512; 2. Ruhaan Alva (Peregrine Racing) 15:47.888; 3. Yeasash More (BPC Racing) 15:55.111.