Motorsport: Sneha finishes second in Malaysia Speed Festival

Sneha, aged 27, was the only Indian driver in the championship, drove a Proton Saga for Team DV Motorsport in a grid of 70 cars divided into 4 categories — Pro, Advanced, Intermediate and Casual. 

India's Sneha Sharma on the podium in Malaysia.   -  Special Arrangement

Sneha Sharma finished second overall in the Ladies Cup of the Proton Saga Advanced category in the MSF series, first round held in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

Sneha, aged 27, was the only Indian driver in the championship, drove a Proton Saga for Team DV Motorsport in a grid of 70 cars divided into 4 categories — Pro, Advanced, Intermediate and Casual. 

Sneha clocked a best time of 2.57.4 and was classified for the Advanced category which is an achievement by itself and crossed the line first in Race 1 and second in Race 2 for the Ladies Cup Championship (overall 2nd) and finished sixth in the overall Advanced category.

“It was my first international win it felt great to be able to compete and stand on the podium. More important than the win, driving the races back to back , the wheel to wheel action until the chequered flag dropped was fun too . I over took 2 cars just before the finish line. So i am looking forward to a lot more racing abroad,” Sneha said.

“It is a fun car but requies a lot of skill  to drive, we also had some gear box issues with the car but the team (DV Motorsport) did a wonderful job to help us get 1 and 2 in both races," she added.

The next round of MSF series is scheduled on April 14.