Team TVS Racing's Pramod Joshua began the season on a merry note, completing a rare treble in the MAK-INRC Rally of Coimbatore for two wheelers at the Kethanur windmill farms, near here, on Sunday.

Riding a TVS Apache RTR 160, Joshua edged out his teammate K.P. Arvind by a minute and 26 seconds for the top slot in the Group ‘B' four-stroke 130-165cc class. “I chalked out a game plan and it worked well in my favour,” said Joshua, who was the quickest of the riders in almost every other stage.

Reigning National champion Arvind was not dejected despite finishing second. “I am glad the top position had gone to my friend. I am happy for him.”

The results: Overall: 1. Pramod Joshua (TVS Racing) 1:13.03; 2. K.P Arvind (TVS Racing) 1:14.29; 3. H.K. Pradeep (TVS Racing) 1:16.17. Group ‘D' (four-stroke): Up to 130cc: 1: S. Kamalakannan 1:28.46s; 2. C. Sandesh 1:29.17; 3. V.S. Naresh 1:33.26.

Above 130cc to 165cc: 1. Sharath Kumar 1:28.21; 2. R. Raja 1:29.59; 3. Rayan Peter Anthony 1:42.00. Group ‘B' (four-stroke): Up to 130cc: 1. Renu Kumar Nagaraj 1:36.44; 2. M.D. Ganesh Moorthy 1:47.04; 3. V. Babu 2:23.54. Above 130cc to 165cc: 1. Pramod Joshua 1:13.03; 2. K.P Arvind 1:14.29; 3. H.K. Pradeep 1:16.17. Above 165 cc to 210 cc: 1. R. Rahul 1:36.31; 2. Siddharth 2: 05.44. Above 210cc to 260cc: 1. Venu Ramesh Kumar 1: 21: 18; 2. Chetan Ganapathy 1:21.35.Group ‘B' (two-stroke): Up to 130cc: 1. C.A. Asad Khan 1:26.10; 2. D.C. Roopesh 1:29.19; 3. S.S. Varun 1:43. 51. Above 130cc to 165cc: 1. R Nataraj 1:20.22; 2. H.E. Anil Kumar 1:25.51; 3. S.P. Shiva Kumar 1: 26.05.

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