Emphatic win for Singh in the final Vento race

Championship leader Karminder Singh made no mistake in the final Volkswagen Vento Cup race of the weekend picking up his second win of the season.

Starting sixth on the grid, Singh had a rocketing start as he moved to the lead of the race at the end of the opening lap pushing reverse grid polesitter Pradeep Vaidyam to second.

Vaidyam soon found himself under pressure from Vigneshvar Devarajan, Ishaan Dodhiwala and Sidharth Balasundaram.

Meanwhile, starting from the back of the grid Sailesh Bolisetti and Raghav Sharma made significant ground as they moved into the top 10 midway in the race.

Dodhiwala made way as he despatched Devarajan and Vaidyam, who went off-track in the battle as the Hyderabad-based driver moved to second.

Anindith Reddy who started from eighth made his way up to third behind Dodhiwala. Singh had enough lead to win the race from Dodhiwala and Reddy.

Vaidyam ended fourth while Bolisetti finished a gritty fifth and was joined by Sharma at sixth. Dodhiwala clocked the fastest time of 1m14.385s.

The top 10 was completed by Sahil Gahuri at seventh, Rithvik Thomas eighth, Devarajan ninth and Amit Kokate 10th.

Gahuri and Devarajan were penalised in the race. Both had a 10-second time penalty; Gahuri was penalised for overtaking under yellow flags while Devarajan for a jump start.

Elsewhere, Neha Dabas finished 12th while Ria Dabas was 14th at the end of a fairly incident-free race which saw three retirements of Rajeev Srivastav, Amit Mete and Amit Patil.

Pos.

Driver

Total Time

1

Karminder Singh

18:58.061

2

Ishaan Dodhiwala

19:02.952

3

Anindith Reddy

10:04.711

4

Pradeep Vaidyam

19:08.932

5

Sailesh Bolisetti

19:14.968

6

Raghav Sharma

19:19.707

7

Sahil Gahuri

19:20.992

8

Rithvik Thomas

19:22.038

9

Vigneshvar Devarajan

19:25.558

10

Amit Kokate

19:37.276

11

Prakit Sonawane

19:41.612

12

Neha Dabas

19:41.904

13

Chewang Lama

19:42.420

14

Ria Dabas

19:43.826

15

Sidharth Balasundaram

19:50.827

16

Prabhanjan Paruchuri

20:11.873

DNF

Amit Mete

 

DNF

Amit Patil

 

DNF

Rajeev Srivastava

 

 

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Series Touring
Event Vento Cup: Coimbatore II
Track Kari Motor Speedway
Article type Race report