Vento Cup heads to Buddh circuit for round three

With two rounds at the Kari Motor Speedway now over, the Volkswagen Vento Cup heads up north to Greater Noida for the third round at the Buddh International circuit this weekend.

At the end of the first two rounds, Delhi’s Karminder Singh leads the championship followed by Hyderabad duo of Anindith Reddy and Ishaan Dodhiwala. Singh has a marginal lead of four points over Reddy while third-placed Dodhiwala is far off with 158 points.

Amongst the junior drivers, it’s Delhi’s Sahil Gahuri leading the pack with a comfortable lead of 30 points over second-placed Rithvik Thomas.

After driving at the KMS, the Buddh circuit will pose a different challenge to the drivers as they will be exposed to a high-speed track which offers a right mix of flowing corners, tight hairpin bend, chicanes and fast straights.

And so, today, the drivers are testing at BIC to get accustomed to the new track. Post the test, they will undergo their second fitness camp tomorrow.

Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, commented: "We have witnessed a cut-throat competition in the first two rounds and I expect it to get even better in the upcoming rounds at BIC."

"It is exciting to see that there is a fair amount of competition for every position in the championship. Three junior drivers are contending for positions in the top 10 in the championship – this is a sign that the young drivers are picking up very well."

Championship Standings:

Position

Competitors

Round 1

Round 2

Total points

1

Karminder Singh

100

100

200

2

Anindith Reddy Konda

96

100

196

3

Ishaan Dodhiwala

62

96

158

4       

Sahil Gahuri

68

56

124

5       

Sailesh Bolisetti

90

32

122

6       

Vigneshvar Devarajan

60

54

114

7      

Sidharth Balasundaram

62

40

102

8  

Rithvik Thomas

40

60

100

9

Amit A Mete

48

48

96

10

Raghav Sharma

58

30

88

11

Pradeep Rao Vaidyam

18

60

78

12

Amit Kokate

22

42

64

13

Pratik Sonawane

42

18

60

14

Ria Dabas

18

30

48

15

Chewang Lama

12

34

46

16

Neha Dabas

10

32

42

17

Prabhanj Paruchuri

20

20

40

18

Amit Patil

22

14

36

19

Harkishan Wadia

20

0

20

20

Paarth Wadia

16

0

16

21

Rajeev Srivastava

12

0

12

 

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Series Touring
Event Vento Cup: Greater Noida
Track Buddh International Circuit
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