Chennai II MRF F1600: Tharani stays on top in final practice

Karthik Tharani dominated the final practice of the second round of MRF F1600, beating the rest of the pack by half a second.

Tharani, who secured a complete sweep during the opening round, lapped Chennai’s Madras Motor Race Track in 1m41.027s, giving a sound impression that he will be the man to beat this weekend.

Sandeep Kumar emerged as Tharani’s closest rival with a time of 1m41.508s, with Arjun Narendran a further three-tenths behind in third place.

Volkswagen Vento Cup graduate Anindith Reddy was classified in fourth place, ahead of Chetan Korada at fifth, Vikash Anand sixth and last year’s runner-up Goutham Parekh seventh.

Round one podium finisher Raghul Rangasamy, Anshul Shah and Tejas Ram completed the top 10.

Vibhav Parker had a horrible accident as he went straight into a tyre barrier; he was classified 13th, just ahead of Lee Keshav, who suffered a puncture in the session.

Full FP2 results:

Pos.

Driver

Time

Gap

1

Karthik Tharani

 1:41.027  -

2

Sandeep Kumar

1:41.508  0.481 

3

Arjun Narendran

1:41.803  0.776 

4

Anindith Reddy

1:41.981   0.954

5

Chetan Korada

1:42.351 1.324 

6

Vikash Anand

1:42.576  1.549 

7

Goutham Parekh

1:42.939  1.912 

8

Raghul Rangasamy

1:43.148  2.121 

9

Anshul Shah

 1:43.491 2.464 

10

Tejas Ram

1:43.674  2.647

11

Brad Dias

1:43.897  2.870 

12

Jai Sampath

1:45.044  4.017

13

Vibhav Parker

1:50.090  9.063 

14

Lee Keshav

1:53.459  12.432 

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Series Indian Open Wheel
Event MRF 1600: Chennai II
Track Madras Motor Race Track
Drivers Karthik Tharani , Goutham Parekh , Anindith Reddy , Arjun Narendran
Article type Practice report