Chand and Collett secure Tata Prima pole

Bhag Chand and Richard Collett took pole position in the Indian and International categories of Tata Prima Championship respectively at the Buddh International Circuit on Saturday.

Chand was the quickest driver in the Indian Superclass category, setting a time of 1m51.897s around the short loop of the BIC.

The Hyderabadi was the only driver to dip in the 1:51s, with his nearest rival Naharjuna A only good enough to post a time of 1m52.308s.

Anand and Bacchu Singh were separated by two tenths off a second and will share the second row on the grid, with Jagat Singh from Haryana completing the top five starting positions.

Further back, Malkeet Singh was sixth quickest with a time of 1:53.412, ahead of MD Iliyas and Rabinder Yadav who fill up the fourth row.

Meanwhile, Jitendra Singh and Rajkumar Mahato completed the top 10 - both setting times that were around three seconds slower than pole-sitter Chand.

MD Parvez and Syed Akram Pasha were well off the pace of the front runners and will occupy the final row of the grid.  

Collett secures Pro class pole

Among the international drivers, Collett broke the 1m51s barrier to take pole position, beating Team Cummins teammate Graham Powell by two tenths off a second.

Paul McCumisky was third fastest in qualifying, with a time of 1m51.454s, ahead of British Truck Racing Association Chairman Matt Summerfield.

Tata Technologies Motorsports’ David Jenkins was classified fifth, ahead of Ben Home of Team Dealer Warriors.

Oily Janes, Tony Smith, Ray Coleman and Adam Bint completed the top 10, with Simon Cole and Brian Burt propping up the timesheets in 11th and 12 places.

India Superclass Qualifying Results:

Pos.

Driver

Time

1

Bhag Chand

1:51.897

2

Nagarjuna A

1:52.308

3

Anand

1:52.756

4

Bacchu Singh

1:52.938

5

Jagat Singh

1:53.354

6

Malkeet Singh

1:53.412

7

MD Iliyas

1:53.623

8

Rabinder Yadav

1:53.649

9

Jitendra Singh

1:53.857

10

Rajkumar Mahato

1:54.043

11

MD Parvez

1:56.889

12

Syed Akram Pasha

1:57.787

Pro International Class Results:

Pos.

Driver

Time

1

Richard Collet

1:50.998

2

Graham Powell

1:51.211

3

Paul McCumisky

1:51.454

4

Matt Summerfield

1:51.641

5

David Jenkins

1:52.151

6

Ben Home

1:52.332

7

Oily Janes

1:53.054

8

Tony Smith

1:53.399

9

Ray Coleman

1:53.584

10

Adam Bint

1:53.598

11

Simon Cole

1:54.120

12

Brian Burt

1:54.663

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Series Other truck
Event T1 Prima
Track Buddh International Circuit
Article type Qualifying report