Chennai II MRF F1600: Anand dominates third race

Vikash Anand remained unchallenged during the third race of the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, winning the 10-lap race by a comfortable margin of 9.436s.

Starting from pole Anand dominated the proceedings, also clocking the fastest lap with a time of 1m40.890s.

Raghul Rangasamy, who spun from the lead yesterday, enjoyed far better fortunes in race 3, occupying the runner-up spot.

In-form Karthik Tharani appeared to have made a mistake early in the race but recovered enough to complete the podium slot.

Goutham Parekh was classified fourth, his best result of the weekend, with Tejas Ram completing the top five positions.

Meanwhile, Sandeep Kumar was sixth in the #55 F1600 car, ahead of front row starter Anindith Reddy.

Eighth in the timesheets was Arjun Narendran, with Brad Dias and Jai Sampath completing the top 10.

Dias continuing his point scoring spree with Sampath getting his first points of the season after a difficult start for the actor cum racer.

Anshul Shah stopped by the track at the start/finish straight on lap 4 due to an unknown reason while Chetan Korada retired on the first lap itself.

Update:

Tharani has been handed a 30 seconds penalty for a collision involving Reddy.

As a result, Tharani drops down to eighth place, while Parekh takes over the final spot on the podium.

Updated Race 3 Results:

Position

Driver

Gap

1

Vikash Anand

-

2

Raghul Rangasamy

9.436

3

Goutham Parekh

12.927

4

Tejas Ram

15.577

5

Sandeep Kumar

22.626

6

Anindith Reddy

25.003

7

Arjun Narendran

28.863

8

Karthik Tharani

40.916

9

Brad Dias

50.684

10

Jai Sampath

1:14.164

11

Vibhav Parker

1:14.654

12

Lee Keshav

1:32.863

DNF

Anshul Shah

 

DNF

Chetan Korada

 

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Series Indian Open Wheel
Event MRF 1600: Chennai II
Track Madras Motor Race Track
Drivers Karthik Tharani , Anindith Reddy , Arjun Narendran , Tejas Ram , Sandeep Kumar
Article type Race report