A good Saturday for Vizag-based driver Sailesh Bolisetti as he won race one starting from pole, leading every lap of the race.
Bolisetti made a good start taking a healthy lead from his rivals as behind him Anindith Reddy lost places with Sidharth Balasundaram having started fourth moving up to second after the first lap.
Rajeev Srivastav was up at third after starting from sixth, but Reddy wasn't giving up as he quickly recovered and got back up to second in the subsequent laps.
Bolisetti built a good gap from his competitors, but midway Reddy caught him as the winner of the inaugural Polo R Cup back in 2010 suffered brake issues. But Bolisetti used his experience and held on to win the first race of the season.
Reddy was second while Karminder Singh slotted in at third after battling it out with Balasundaram who lost places in the end to finish sixth.
Ishaan Dodhiwala finished at fourth while Raghav Sharma fought his way up from 10th to fifth.
Sahil Gahuri ended seventh, Vigneshwar Devarajan eighth, Amit Mete ninth while Pratik Sonawane completed the top 10.
Srivastav who had a great started finished last managing only 11 laps while Prabhanjan Paruchuri managed 13 laps with the sole retirement of Pradeep Rao Vaidyam who ended on the gravel traps.
Neha Dabas in her first ever Vento race finished 16th while her sister Ria was 18th.
Race two will take place on Sunday at 13:50 local time.
Full race one results:
|DNF||Pradeep Rao Vaidyam|
Additional reporting by Surendhar Muthu