Defending champion Ameya Bafna (Rayo Racing) and Kush Maini (Dark Don Racing) took pole positions in the Senior Max and Junior Max categories in the third round of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Rotax Max karting championship at the Kari Motor Speedway in Chettipalayam here on Saturday.

Pradyumna Vipul Danigund (Mohite Racing) did likewise in the Micro Max class.

Ameya finished on top in heat one and secured second place in the second heat to clinch pole for the pre-final on Sunday. But Maini was unbeaten in both the heats and gained pole without much sweat. — Special Correspondent

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