Chennai II Vento Cup: Dodhiwala takes Race 1 pole

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Chennai II Vento Cup: Dodhiwala takes Race 1 pole
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Aug 20, 2016, 6:43 AM

Championship leader Ishaan Dodhiwala claimed pole position for the the third round of Vento Cup, beating his nearest rival Karminder Singh by two tenths of a second.

Dodhiwala led qualifying throughout, taking the top spot on the grid with a time of 1m55.821s, the only driver to dip into the 1m55's.

Last year’s runners-up Singh finished 0.241s behind Dodhiwala settling for second place, with Keith Desouza ending third. The two drivers were separated by just 0.019s in qualifying.

Behind, Aditya Pawar qualified in fourth place, as the top four were covered within a second of each other.

Top rookie driver Jeet Jhabakh was fifth, the Hyderabadi sharing the third row with new Vento Cup race winner Niranjan Todkari.

Guest racer Dhruv Behl was seventh fastest, ahead of Hatim Shabbir with Pradeep Rao and Amit Mete completing the top 10.

Qualifying Results:

Pos

Driver

Time/Gap

1

Ishaan Dodhiwala

1m55.821s

2

Karminder Pal Singh

0.241s

3

Keith Desouza

0.260s

4

Aditya Vijay Pawar

0.330s

5

Jeet Jhabakh

1.621s

6

Niranjan Todkari

1.734s

7

Dhruv Behl

2.078s

8

Hatim Shabbir

3.035s

9

Pradeep Rao

3.169s

10

Amit Mete

3.298s

11

Raunak Ajinkya

4.142s

12

Gowdham Raj R M

4.475s

13

Rashad Khan

4.930s

14

Arunshowry Vallabhaneni

5.035s

15

Afrath Mohammed

6.550s

16

Debabrata Sarkar

7.306s

17

Venkata Teja

8.064s

18

Abhishek Vakil

10.821s

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