Prasad wins race two; Rabindra penalised

Defending champion Vishnu Prasad took a popular win in the second JK Tyre FB02 race of the weekend in Coimbatore, after pole sitter Akhil Rabindra was penalised for a jump start.

Prasad made a rocketing start and was up into third as the field made its way through turn one. The Chennai-based driver then piled pressure on Ananth Shanmugam, reeling him with 12 laps to go.

While Prasad had no answer to Rabindra’s blistering pace, latter’s 10 second time penalty handed him a clear victory.

Rabindra, in contrast, had to be content with third place, having been dominant all weekend long. His consolation was timing the fastest lap in the race with a time of 1m04.908s.

Behind the podium finishers, last year’s LGB champion Diljith T S finished fourth, while Kush Maini, younger brother of European F3 racer, Arjun, rounded off the top five.

Sandeep Kumar finished right on Maini’s tail in sixth, with guest racer Costantino Peroni not far behind in seventh place.

VW Polo champions and graduate Karthik Tharani was classified eight ahead of Kolhapur-based Dhruv Mohite. Both of whom also received a 10-second time penalty for a jump start.

Krishnaraaj Mahadik, Akash Gowda and Nayan Chatterjee were the three drivers who failed to make it to the chequered flag.

Full race two results:

Pos

Driver

Total Time

1

 Vishnu Prasad

16:41.467

2

Ananth Shanmugam

16:44.760

3

Akhil Rabindra

16:46.631

4

Diljith T S

16:52.549

5

Kush Maini

17:01.749

6

Sandeep Kumar

17:02.444

7

Costantino Peroni

17:03.935

8

Karthik Tharani

17:13.572

9

Dhruv Mohite

17:20.111

DNF

Krishnaraaj Mahadik

 

DNF

Akash Gowda

 

DNF

Nayan Chatterjee

 

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About this article
Series Indian Open Wheel
Event JK Tyre: Coimbatore
Track Kari Motor Speedway
Drivers Karthik Tharani , Akhil Rabindra
Article type Race report