Chennai Vento Cup: Desouza dominates field in Race 1

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Chennai Vento Cup: Desouza dominates field in Race 1
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Jul 16, 2016, 12:08 PM

Keith Desouza claimed his maiden Volkswagen Vento Cup in only his second championship weekend at Madras Motor Race Track.

Polesitter Niranjan Todkari started well at the start but lost the lead by Turn 7 as Desouza grabbed the opportunity in the opening stint.

The Indian Touring Car driver then maintained a sound gap to eventually take his maiden Vento Cup win with a massive lead of 4.880s

Behind the two, the positions kept changing but it was new championship leader Karminder Singh continuing his podium run to finish third.

Aditya Pawar was a lonely fourth with guest driver Sirish Chandran keeping his impressive run to complete the top five.

Ishan Dodhiwala's average weekend continued as he only managed sixth, thereby losing points to Singh in the title battle.

 Chinese guest drivers He Xixi and Li Huiwei were seventh and eighth, the former was running third at one stage before losing out int the closing stages.

Jeet Jhabakh and Amit Mete completed the top 10.

Race 1 results:

Pos.DriverTotal lapsGap
1 KEITH DESOUZA 10 -
2 NIRANJAN TODKARI 10 4.880
3 KARMINDER SINGH 10 7.977
4 ADITYA PAWAR 10 9.265
5 SIRISH CHANDRAN 10 18.969
6 ISHAAN DODHIWALA 10 32.235
7 HE XIXI 10 41.594
8 LI HUIWEI 10 42.605
9 JEET JHABAKH 10 55.425
10 AMIT METE 10 1:03.863
11 HATIM SHABBIR 10 1:04.083
12 GOWDHAM MURUGAN 10 1:12.413
13 SREE VENKATA TEJA 10 1:18.230
14 RASHAD KHAN 10 1:54.245
15 ARFATH MOHAMMED 9 1 Lp.
16 ARUNSHOWRY VALLABHANENI 9 1 Lp.
17 ABHISHEK VAKIL 9 1 Lp.
18 KARTHIKEYA SINGHEE 8 2 Lp.
19 PRADEEP RAO 7 3 Lp.
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Series Touring
Event Vento Cup: Chennai
Location Madras Motor Race Track
Author Darshan Chokhani
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