Tharani stays on top in second F1600 practice

Defending Champion Karthik Tharani remained on top in the second MRF F1600 practice session in Chennai, pipping Anindith Reddy by five hundredths of a second.

Tharani, who jumped straight into the F1600 car after MRF Challenge practice, lapped the Madras Motor Race Track in 1m41.429s.

Reddy, who won the inaugural Volkswagen Vento Cup last year, was 0.054s behind, with Sandeep Kumar completing the podium positions.

Last year’s top rookie Tejas Ram was a second slower in fourth place, with Raghul Rangasamy a further two-tenths behind in fifth position.

Further back, Goutham Parekh was sixth on the board, ahead of two-time Indian Touring Car Champion Arjun Narendran. Like Tharani, Narendran is also dueling his duties in both MRF championships this week.

Prashanth K finished eighth ahead of Sudarshan Rao and actor-cum-racer Jai Sampath.

Ria and Neha Dabas again brought the rear of the field, with neither of the two breaking the two-minute barrier.

Position

Driver

Time/Gap

1

Karthik Tharani

1m41.429

2

Anindtith Reddy

0.054

3

Sandeep Kumar

0.610

4

Tejas Ram

1.082

5

Raghul Rangasamy

1.232

6

Goutham Parekh

1.239

7

Arjun Narendran

1.246

8

Prashanth K

2.253

9

Sudarshan Rao

2.377

10

Jai Sampath

2.634

11

Anshul Shah

2.991

12

Brad Dias

3.277

13

Lee Keshav

4.122

14

Chetan Korada

4.197

15

Siddharth Potharaju

10.066

16

Ria Dabas

19.790

17

Neha Dabas

22.678

 

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Series Indian Open Wheel
Event MRF 1600: Chennai
Track Madras Motor Race Track
Drivers Karthik Tharani , Goutham Parekh , Anindith Reddy , Arjun Narendran , Tejas Ram , Chetan Korada , Jai Sampath , Anshul Shah , Ria Dabas , Neha Dabas
Article type Practice report