JK Tyre c'ship: Will it be Rohit’s day at Buddh?

Gunning for his maiden LGB4 title, Rohit Khanna is currently third in the championship table, along with Chittesh Mandody — with both drivers having collected 47 points each.

Rohit Khanna had some unfavorable results in the last two races of the round but he be gunning to come back stronger to finish on top.   -  Special Arrangements

Delhi’s Rohit Khanna (Dark Don Racing) has a far greater knowledge of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). It’s quite obvious that he would come better prepared as he is gunning for his maiden LGB4 title in the grand finale of the 21st JK Tyre National racing championship which gets underway here on Saturday.

Rohit would have gone past Chennai’s Vishnu Prasad of Msport in the third round at Coimbatore but, after all the hard work, he had some unfavorable results in the last two races of the round. He would certainly want to put that at the back of his head and come back stronger to finish on top.

He is now third in the championship table along with Chittesh Mandody of Avalanche Racing. Both the drivers have collected 47 points each and will look forward to more over the weekend.

It’s going to be a fight to the finish between Ashwin Datta and Chennai’s Karthik Tharani in the JK Euro 2018 class. The former is on top of the table with 74 points and Tharani, with 68 points, is not far off.

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Stunt cars setting the Bhudd International Circuit ablaze during the opening ceremony.   -  Special Arrangement

 

“We have had an exciting season and it has been really wonderful to watch all the racers competing so aggressively. I am sure we are going to see a number of surprises in the final round,” said Sanjay Sharma, Head of JK Motorsports.

The Buddh Circuit promises to provide a fitting finale with the return of the high-profile FIM Asia Cup of Road Racing (ACRR), an FIM-sanctioned event that features top riders from various Asian countries. There will be a considerable number of women drivers that include Ann Jennifer (India), Tayla Relph (Australia), Sushmi Solanki and Hansika Abeysinghe (Sri Lanka) and Karen Ogura and Marika Fujiwara (Japan).

There will be two super-bike races, JK SBK 1000cc, and JK SBK 600cc, and a great entertainment package for the spectators with international stuntmen, including the UK’s Guinness World record holder Terry Grant and Lithuania’s Aras Gibieza, promising to further set the tone for the finale.