Former national race car champion dies in a car accident

Former car racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhitha were charred to death after their car pounded on a tree in Chennai.

Ashwin Sundar was a two time F4 National Champion and has won the MRF Formula 1600 International Challenge twice.   -  Special Arrangement

Former national car racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha were killed in the wee hours of Saturday after their car, in which they were travelling, caught fire after dashing a tree in the city.

The accident occurred in MRC Nagar, Raja Anna Malai Puram at 3:30 a.m. when the couple, in a BMW car, were proceeding towards Porur.

The car, reportedly, was driven in excessive speed. Out of control, it pounded on a tree near Ambedkar memorial and caught fire. The Fire and Rescue Services personnel rushed to put the fire out but couldn't rescue the couple.

Ashwin was a two time F4 National Champion (2012 and 2013) and has won the MRF Formula 1600 International Challenge in 2010 and 2011.

 

Speaking to Sportstar, racer Armaan Ebrahim, a contemporary of Ashwin said, “we have grown up together and entered the Formula LGB racing at the same time in 2004. He was exceptionally talented and was good on both two and four wheelers. I am extremely shocked to hear this.”

(With inputs from R. Sivaraman and S. Dipak Ragav)

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