Get set for round two of Vento Cup

After an exciting first round of the Volkswagen Vento Cup last month in August, racing action returns with the second round this weekend at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.

Karminder Singh heads into the second round leading the championship from Anindith Reddy and returning Sailesh Bolisetti.

Bolisetti had raised the bar in the first weekend picking up pole and a win in the first race, returning to Indian racing after a gap of five long years.

But Singh's double podium and a win in the second race put him in the lead with Reddy behind by just four points.

The Junior cup has Sahil Gahuri and Raghav Sharma tied for the first place with Pratik Sonawane in at second.

The sister duo of Neha Dabas and Ria Dabas made their professional racing debut in the first round and didn't disappoint as they continue their learning process.

"I am very happy to see the close competition at the top of the championship table already after the first round of the season," said Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India.

"This lays a good foundation for racing going into the second round of the season.

"Even the young, rookie drivers are adjusting quickly to the world of racing with such a steep learning curve," he added.

"Now that the drivers have got a good feel of the race cars over an entire competitive weekend, it will be interesting to see how far the drivers take their aggression at the Round 2 of the season," Vissa concluded.

 

Drivers' Championship (after Round 1):

Pos.

Drivers

Round 1

Points

1

Karminder Singh

100

100

2

Anindith Reddy Konda

96

96

3

Sailesh Bolisetti

90

90

4

Sahil Gahuri

68

68

5

Sidharth Balasundaram

62

62

6

Ishaan Dodhiwala

62

62

7

Vigneshvar Devarajan

60

60

8

Raghav Sharma

58

58

9

Amit Mete

48

48

10

Pratik Sonawane

42

42

11

Rithvik Thomas

40

40

12

Amit Patil

22

22

13

Amit Kokate

22

22

14

Harkishan Wadia

20

20

15

Prabhanj Paruchuri

20

20

16

Pradeep Rao Vaidyam

18

18

17

Ria Dabas

18

18

18

Paarth Wadia

16

16

19

Chewang Lama

12

12

20

Rajeev Srivastava

12

12

21

Neha Dabas

10

10

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Series Touring
Event Vento Cup: Coimbatore II
Track Kari Motor Speedway
Drivers Anindith Reddy , Sahil Gahuri , Karminder Singh , Raghav Sharma , Ria Dabas , Sailesh Bolisetti , Neha Dabas , Harkishan Wadia
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