Daruvala bags pole in fourth round of national karting

August 6th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) Mumbai’s Jehan Daruvala of Rayo Racing put in a fine performance to take the pole position for the Pre-Final in the junior class in the fourth round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship here Saturday ahead of his arch-rival Arjun Maini (Maini Racing) after an intense battle in the heats.

The 12-year old Daruvala set a hectic pace in both the heats, taking early lead and then defending his track position. “My strategy was to put my head down over the first five laps and build a good lead. I will follow the same tactics on Sunday also,” said Daruvala with reference to Maini who has won all the three races this season.

Also snatching pole position were Kush Maini (Maini Racing) in the Micro Max and Ameya Bafna (Rayo Racing) in the Senior Max classes, both winning the two heats in their respective categories.

While Kush was in a league of his own while winning by a comfortable margin, Bafna had to work hard for his two wins from Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing) and championship leader Chittesh Mandody (Mohite’s Racing).

The results:

Micro Max - Heat 1 (10 laps): Kush Maini (Maini Racing) 1 (07mins, 58.164secs); Kevin Vinay Lazarus (Mohite’s Racing) 2 (08:05.065); Pradyumna Danigond (Mohite’s Racing) 3. Heat 2 (10 laps): Kush Maini 1 (Maini Racing) 1 (07:55.638); Kevin Vinay Lazarus (Mohite’s Racing) 2 (08:01.563); Abhirath Shetty (Meco Racing) 3 (08:03.338).

Junior Max - Heat 1 (15 laps): Jehan Daruvala (Rayo Racing) 1 (10:42.310); Arjun Maini (Maini Racing) 2 (10:50.126); Krishnaraj D Mahadik (Mohite’s Racing) 3 (10:50.360). Heat 2 (15 laps): Jehan Daruvala (Rayo Racing) 1 (10:39.81); Arjun Maini (Maini Racing) 2 (10:42.388); Krihnaraj D Mahadik (Mohite’ Racing) 3 (10:44.445).

Senior Max - Heat 1 (15 laps): Ameya Bafna (Rayo Racing) 1 (10:46.997); Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing) 2 (10:47.499); Chittesh Mandody (Mohite’s Racing) 3 (10:47.966). Heat 2 (15 laps): Ameya Bafna (Rayo Racing) 1 (10:44.018); Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing) 2 (10:48.805); Chittesh Mandody (Mohite’s Racing) 3 (10:49.10).

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