MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian Nationwide Automotive Racing Championship 2022 – Spherical 1 Day-2

Chennai, October 9: Bengaluru teenager Chirag Ghorpade and Coimbatore veteran Arjun Balu (Race Ideas) put in near-flawless performances for commanding wins of their respective classes earlier than heavy rains led to abandonment of the primary spherical of the MRF MMSC fmsci Indian Nationwide Automotive Racing Championship 2022 on the Madras Worldwide Circuit, right here on Sunday.

The day’s different winner was Mumbai teenager Zahan Commissariat who claimed the honours within the MRF Saloon Automobiles (Toyota Etios) race which was red-flagged after 5 laps resulting from heavy rains.

Chirag, 17, led from the entrance after ranging from pole place on the reverse grid of the MRF F2000 class race and barely needed to look within the rearview mirrors as he opened up a giant hole within the very first lap.

Such was his tempo that was not obvious in yesterday’s Race-1 the place he completed eighth, that he made an untroubled progress by the 12 laps that was briefly interrupted by a Security Automotive interval. Chirag made a well-timed getaway on restart and finally spared 4 seconds to second-placed Rishon Rajeev (Bengaluru) with Chennai’s Dillon Thomas Zachariah ending third.

Later, it was an Arjun Balu present within the saloon automobiles race that was run on a mixed 27-car grid comprising all three classes – the premier Indian Touring Automobiles, Indian Junior Touring Automobiles and Tremendous Inventory.

Balu, ranging from pole, briefly slipped to second behind 2017 champion Arjun Narendran (Arka Motorsports), additionally from Coimbatore, after lacking a gear-shift initially. Nonetheless, he swiftly moved to the entrance and elevated the hole progressively for a cushty win regardless of alternator failure and the automotive working solely on battery energy.

Narendran completed second forward of Rayo Racing’s Jeet Jhabakh from Hyderabad who was within the model new Volkswagen Virtus which made its debut within the championship this weekend.

Behind the front-runners, Chennai’s Gurunath Meiyappan (Race Ideas), racing within the championship for the primary time since 1999, topped the IJTC class, adopted by team-mate Diana Pundole (Pune). Nonetheless, each had been disqualified following post-race scrutiny for a “technical infringement”. Chennai’s Anand Prasad (Efficiency Racing), thus, moved from third to first, forward of team-mate Ok Srinivas Teja and Charen Chandran (Arka Motorsports).

Ritesh Rai (Efficiency Racing), additionally from Chennai, gained within the Tremendous Inventory class, adopted by DB Motorsports pair of Jason Deepak Saldanha (Mangaluru) and Jarshan Anand (Chennai).

Provisional Outcomes

MRF F2000 (Race-2, 12 laps)

  1. Chirag Ghorpade (Bengaluru) (21:09.735)
  2. Rishon Rajeev (Bengaluru) (21:13.319)
  3. Dillon Thomas Zachariah (Chennai) (21:15.235)

Indian Touring Automobiles (Race-1, 8 laps)

  1. Arjun Balu (Coimbatore, Race Ideas) (15:14.085)
  2. Arjun Narendran (Coimbatore, Arka Motorsports) (15:22.908)
  3. Jeet Jhabakh (Hyderabad, Rayo Racing) (15:39.557)

Indian Junior Touring Automobiles (Race-1, 8 laps)

  1. Anand Prasad (Chennai, Efficiency Racing) (16:05.841)
  2. Ok Srinivasa Teja (Chennai, Efficiency Racing) (16:18.879)
  3. Charen Chandran (Coimbatore, Arka Motorsports) (16:30.685)

Tremendous Inventory (Race-1, 8 laps)

  1. Ritesh Rai (Chennai, Efficiency Racing) (15:19.989)
  2. Jason Deepak Saldanha (Mangaluru, DB Motorsports) (15;22.778)
  3. Jarshan Anand (Chennai, DB Motorsports) (15:58.631)

MRF Saloons (Toyota Etios – Race 2, 5 laps)

  1. Zahan Commissariat (Mumbai, Redline Racing) (10:44.711)
  2. Angad Matharoo (Chandigarh, Redline Racing) (10:46.640)
  3. Jai Prashanth Venkat (Coimbatore, Redline Racing) (10:50.412). Particular awards for woman drivers (all Redline Racing)


  • Diana Pundole (Pune) and Tarushi Vikram (Chikkamgalur).


  • Shravanthika Lakshmi (Coimbatore) and Tarushi Vikram.