City kids triumph in Rookie Cup karting

May 23, 2012, 07:59 IST | IANS

Mumbai lad Arya Gandhi of Rayo Racing (206 points) pipped Chennai's Surya Raguram of Meco Racing by one point (205) to emerge the Junior Max champion in the JKTyre-MMS Rookie Cup karting championship here on Sunday

Gandhi, who led the consistent Raguram by a single point after three races on Saturday, finished third in Sunday’s opening race which was won by Raguram, but came back strongly to win the last race in which Raguram finished third.

Rayo Racing’s Anshuman Chatterjee (left) and Arya Gandhi of Mumbai

Mysore’s HB Phaneesh of Mohite’s Racing (225 points) and Anshuman Chatterjee of Mumbai (Rayo Racing, 215 points) emerged champions in the Micro Max and Senior Max categories.

The Rookie Cup is a prelude to the JKTyre National Rotax Max championship commencing in June and provides an opportunity to rookie drivers to step up. The winners of the three classes in the Rookie Cup will be rewarded with Scholarship Training Programmess under former ace driver Akbar Ebrahim.

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