Bolisetti quickest in Vento Cup qualifying

Vizag-born Sailesh Bolisetti took pole in the Volkswagen Vento Cup season finale at the Buddh International circuit ahead of championship leader Anindith Reddy.

The battle at the top was close after Bolisetti lapped in a 2m27.305s followed by Reddy clocking 2m27.355s as the top two were separated by a mere 0.050s.

Championship contenders Karminder Singh and Ishaan Dodhiwala lined up third and fourth for the first race of the final weekend.

Guest driver Advait Deodhar was impressive in his first outing finishing fifth, as the top five were within a second of the pole sitter's time.

In foggy weather conditions, the drivers faced with a new challenge of visibility and fortunately, there were no incidents.

Raghav Sharma was sixth ahead of another guest driver Dhruv Behl at seventh and Rithvik Thomas at eighth.

Along with the two Indian guest drivers, the Volkswagen family had two Chinese Polo Cup drivers competing for the first time as well.

Zhang Quan Shang was the fastest of the two finishing ninth while Yang Shuo was 12th. Prabhanjan Paruchuri completed the top 10.

The sister duo of Ria Dabas and Neha Dabas were 17th and 19th.

Position

Drivers

Time/Gap

 1

Sailesh Bolisetti

2m27.305s

 2

Anindith Reddy

0.050s

 3

Karminder Singh

0.329s

 4

Ishaan Dodhiwala 

0.337s

 5

Advait Deodhar

0.801s

 6

Raghav Sharma

1.739s

 7

Dhruv Behl

1.755s

 8

Rithvik Thomas

2.200s

 9

Zhang Quan Shang

2.304s

 10

Prabhanjan Paruchuri

2.483s

 11

Praddep Vaidyam

2.605s

 12

Yang Shuo

2.618s

 13

Sahil Gahuri

2.997s

 14

Pratik Sonawane

3.457s

 15

Harkishan Wadia

3.506s

 16

Amit Patil

3.701s

 17

Ria Dabas

5.902s

18

Amit Mete

5.943s 

 19

Neha Dabas

6.372s

20

Paarth Wadia

7.087s

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Series Touring
Event Vento Cup: Greater Noida II
Track Buddh International Circuit
Drivers Anindith Reddy , Karminder Singh , Sailesh Bolisetti , Ishaan Dodhiwala
Article type Qualifying report