Vishnu clinches title in JK Racing India Series

Greater Noida: Vishnu Prasad claimed the title in the inaugural Formula BMW series with two podium finishes on the second day of the final round of the JK Tyre Racing Championship, here on Sunday.

The Meco Racing driver finished second in Race one behind Chittesh Mandody and third in Race 2 behind winner Mandody and Arjun Maini. Vishnu ended with 179 points and earned himself a free test in European Formula 3 in Italy with Eurointernational. It was a hat-trick of wins for Mandody, who had recorded his first win yesterday at Buddh International Ciruit.

JK Tyre had introduced this series this year exclusively for India`s Under-20 drivers with the technical expertise of renowned racing team Eurointernational, winner of several Formula championships globally. Sarosh Hataria had already sealed the Formula LGB 4 title yesterday. Karthik Krishna won the final race of the season in this category ahead of Vishnu and Rohit Khanna.

Vishnu was overall second in drivers championship while Kartik was third. Rahil Noorani of Mumbai took the top honours in the Volkswagen Polo R Cup even as Gaurav Mehta won the first race of the day, with Jeffrey Kruger and Rahil Noorani in second and third places respectively.

In the second race, Kruger was back at the top ahead of Noorani and Karthik Tharani. But being an invitation driver, Kruger?s points were not taken into account towards the championship. As a result, Noorani was crowned as the champion in the VW Polo R Cup with a total of 392 points. Prashant Tharani finished the year with 368 points in second place, while Angad Matharoo ended the season in third place with 312 points.

In the only race of the Formula LGB 4 of the day, Kartik Krishna took a fine victory ahead of Vishnu Prasad and Rohit Khanna. Despite finishing outside the top three, it was Hataria?s day, as he was formally crowned as the champion with 230 points, followed by Prasad at 162 points and Krishna in third place on the points table with a tally of 149 points.

In Ultima Queens, Sheila Verschuur from The Netherlands once again repeated yesterday?s performance to clinch a fine victory, with Edina Bus and Lieette Braams-Van finishing second and third respectively.