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Another Vishnu-Raghul duel in the offing

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Second round of the JK Tyre–FMSCI National racing championship from today

It’s going to be a tough battle between Chennai stars Vishnu Prasad and defending champion Raghul Rangasamy in the highly-competitive Formula LGB4 class in the second round of the JK Tyre–FMSCI National racing championship at the Kari Motor Speedway circuit here this weekend.

Vishnu, the MSport driver, missed the championship by a whisker last year. This time around, he seems to be pretty clear with his plan — to attack from the start. He proved that to a great measure and, even went on to win two races and finished second in the other to emerge the early leader with 28 points.

His teammate Raghul is equally strong. He tried hard to get the better of Vishnu only to find him win a close contest. Raghul was nevertheless pleased having won one, on top of the podium, and second and third in the other two races.

Not much to separate

It is only four points that separates him now at the top of the table and, he is sure to come back with a bang. The duo will also have an eye on Dark Don Racing’s Ashwin Datta, who is in the third position at 17 points.

Expect a keen tussle as well between Momentum Motorsports teammates Aaroh Ravindra and Chirag Ghorpade in the JK Tyre Novice Cup.

However, in the JK Tyre Suzuki Gixxer Cup, it has been Syed Muzammil Ali of Bengaluru all the way. He won both the races with ease take the top spot with 20 points. Pune’s Tanay Gaikwad is expected to give him a run for his money.

Satara’s Ikshan Shanbag, with two wins out of two, will hope to retain his position in the JK Tyre Redbull Road To Rookies challenge.

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