Reddy keeps Dodhiwala behind to win the final race

The battle for first place went down to the wire as Ishaan Dodhiwala put in a huge challenge against the ultimate winner Anindith Reddy in the final race of the Volkswagen Vento Cup weekend.

Reddy and Dodhiwala kept on it all through the race for the lead, the battle had some anxious moments for the two drivers, both of them exchanging places at the tight corners of Buddh circuit.

Behind them, Karminder Singh and Sailesh Bolisetti were in a battle of their own for third place as the two were involved in a similar tussle like the top two.

The safety car to clear out Amit Mete's car only aided the intense fight among the top four. The field behind the four was spread out with Pradeep Vaidyam leading the pack at fifth.

In the end, Reddy crossed the line only 0.263s in front of Dodhiwala in their epic race long tussle. Singh was victorious in the other battle, but Bolisetti had the last laugh after the Delhi driver was penalised for exceeding track limits. 

Thus, Bolisetti was third and Singh fourth with Vaidyam completing a distant top five. Raghav Sharma was sixth as guest driver Nayan Chatterjee continued to impress with a seventh-place finish.

The top 10 was completed by Sahil Gahuri at eighth, Prabhanjan Paruchuri ninth and Harkishan Wadia 10th. Reddy also clocked the fastest lap with a time of 2m29:920s.

The sister duo of Neha Dabas and Ria Dabas saw, Neha retiring while Risa finishing 14th.

Position

Drivers

Total Time

 1

Anindith Reddy

21:24.355

 2

Ishaan Dodhiwala

21:24.618

 3

Sailesh Bolisetti

21:27.015

 4

Karminder Singh

21:27.447

 5

Pradeep Rao Vaidyam

21:33.272

 6

Raghav Sharma

21:35.617

 7

Nayan S Chatterjee

21:39.135

 8

Sahil Gahuri

21:42.660

 9

Prabhanj Paruchuri

21:47.772

 10

Harkrishan Wadia

21:51.820

 11

Rithvik Thomas

21:54.072

 12

Pratik Sonawane

21:54.280

 13

Amit Patil

21:59.974

 14

Ria Dabas

22:02.263

 15

Amit Kokate

22:20.063

 16

Rajeev Srivastava

22:03.443

 DNF

Amit A Meta

 

 DNF

Neha Dabas

 

 DNF

Chewang Lama

 

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Series Touring
Event Vento Cup: Greater Noida
Track Buddh International Circuit
Article type Race report