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Ananth Shanmugam recovered from a poor start to win the first MRF F1600 race of the season at the Buddh International Circuit on Saturday.
Mick Schumacher remained unchallenged in the 12-lap first race of the MRF Challenge weekend at the Buddh International Circuit.
Ananth Shanmugam claimed pole position for the MRF F1600 season-opener in Greater Noida, beating Anindith Reddy in a close fight during qualifying.
Mick Schumacher took his first MRF Challenge pole in Round 3 at Buddh International Circuit, beating Harrison Newey by a mere 0.251s.
Mick Schumacher got his championship challenge back on track after topping the second MRF Challenge practice session at the Buddh International Circuit on Friday.
Australia's Joey Mawson will be out to defend his lead position in the third round of the MRF Challenge at the returning Buddh International Circuit this weekend.
The MRF Challenge series is looking to expand in the European region according to the Indian tyre manufacturer's Managing Director, Arun Mammen - but it won’t happen in the next two years, he added.
Indian tyre maker MRF has announced the provisional calendar for its F1600 single-seater championship's 2017 season, with Buddh International Circuit to make a return after a two-year hiatus.
At one stage, the Euro JK title was heading towards Mumbai’s Nayan Chatterjee. However, as Rachit Thukral explains, a quick turn of events changed the outcome of the championship.
New championship leader Joey Mawson won the final race of MRF Challenge weekend in Dubai, after title rivals Mick Schumacher and Harrison Newey retired.
Harrison Newey took his second MRF Challenge win of the Dubai weekend in the third race, surviving a safety car restart due to a collision on the opening lap.
Felipe Drugovich withstood the pressure from Joey Mawson to clinch his first MRF Challenge win in Race 2 at Dubai Autodrome.
Harrison Newey took his second win of the season in Race 1 of the second round of MRF Challenge at Dubai Autodrome, after overtaking polesitter Joey Mawson.
Joey Mawson edged out Harrison Newey to take pole for Race 1 of the second round of the MRF Challenge at Dubai Autodrome.
Harrison Newey topped both the practice sessions in Round 2 of the MRF Challenge at Dubai Autodrome on Thursday.
Mick Schumacher will be hoping to retain and extend his MRF Challenge championship lead in Round 2 at Dubai Autodrome, with Indian driver Parth Ghorpade joining the series.
Nayan Chatterjee feels he could have won the 2016 Euro JK championship, had it not been for the technical gremlins that plagued the second half of his campaign.
Ananth Shanmugam says he is satisfied with his third season in the rebranded Euro JK series, having improved his race craft and matured further as a racing driver.
Anindith Reddy believes the third round of the championship was a key turning point in his Euro JK title-winning campaign.
Newly-crowned Euro JK champion Anindith Reddy recovered from a slow start to win the final race of the Indian Formula BMW series season at the Buddh International Circuit.
Anindith Reddy has been crowned the 2016 Euro JK champion after winning the penultimate race of the season at the Buddh International Circuit.
Anindith Reddy extended his lead in the drivers' standings with a conclusive victory in the second Euro JK race of the Indian Formula BMW series at the Buddh International Circuit.
Mick Schumacher doubled up at Bahrain with victory in the final race of the opening round of the Indian international championship MRF Challenge.
European F3 regular Ralf Aron was victorious in the third MRF Challenge race at Bahrain, scoring his first win in the series from third on the grid.
Mick Schumacher took victory in the second race of the MRF Challenge weekend at Bahrain, registering his maiden win in the championship.
Harrison Newey controlled the first race of the new MRF Challenge season to register his maiden win in the Indian international championship at Bahrain.
Harrison Newey kicked off the 2016/17 season of the Indian international series MRF Challenge by clinching pole in the opening round at Bahrain International Circuit.
Mick Schumacher and Ralf Aron topped the two practice sessions in the opening round of the MRF Challenge at Bahrain, on Thursday.
Anindith Reddy, Ananth Shanmugam and Nayan Chatterjee will battle for the Euro JK crown at Greater Noida’s Buddh International Circuit this weekend.
Mick Schumacher, Harrison Newey, Joey Mawson and Ralf Aron are among the drivers who will compete in the season opener of the MRF Challenge in Bahrain this weekend.
Chennai’s Karthik Tharani won an eventful third Euro JK race at Coimbatore, that saw two major accidents and a safety car period.
Anindith Reddy kept Ananth Shanmugam at bay in a race-long duel to take his second consecutive win in the third round of Euro JK series at Coimbatore.
The calendar for the 2016-17 season of the MRF Challenge has been released, with the championship making a return to Buddh International Circuit for its third round.
Nayan Chatterjee fended off yesterday’s double winner Ananth Shanmugam in a close duel to win the final Euro JK race at Coimbatore.
A strong comeback from Vikash Anand unsettled 2015 champion Karthik Tharani enough for the former to clinch his maiden MRF F1600 title, in the 2016 season finale in Chennai.
Several drivers have expressed their dissatisfaction that only Chennai's Madras Motor Race Track hosted all rounds of 2016 MRF F1600 season.
Raghul Rangasamy says he is happy to have bettered his pre-season target of a top finish in his maiden MRF F1600 season, after ending third in the standings.
Defending MRF F1600 champion Karthik Tharani admitted that his idea of pushing all-through for race wins, ultimately led him to lose the championship by 10 points to Vikash Anand.
Newly-crowned MRF F1600 championship Vikash Anand feels he is better prepared for MRF Challenge and the Mazda Road to Indy shootout shot, after making a successful return to racing this year.
Defending champion Karthik Tharani won the opening race of the MRF F1600 title decider in Chennai, after pole sitter Vikash Anand got bogged down at the start.
Nayan Chatterjee was victorious in the final Euro JK race taking his second win in the opening weekend at Kari Motor Speedway.
Nayan Chatterjee took his maiden Euro JK win in Race 3 of the Coimbatore weekend after yet another penalty to original winner Ricky Donison.
Krishnaraaj Mahadik was victorious in the second race of Euro JK championship after surviving a crash involving Akhil Rabindra.
Anindith Reddy claimed his maiden single-seater win in Race 2 of the MRF F1600 weekend in Chennai, beating Raghul Rangasamy by over nine seconds.
Vikash Anand took his third MRF F1600 win at the Madras Motor Race Track, in a thrilling first race in the penultimate round of the season.
Vikash Anand took pole in the third round of the MRF F1600 championship at the resurfaced Madras Motor Race Track in a stop/start session.
Motorsport management enterprise, Meco MotorSports, launched the Formula Racing Junior Series, to form a bridge between karting and single-seater racing in India.
Karthik Tharani believes intense competition from foreign drivers in MRF Challenge provided a brutal reality check for their Indian counterparts.
Anindith Reddy says he found it fairly easy to jump to single-seaters this year, having spent his formative racing years in touring cars.
In-form Vikash Anand emerged as the winner in the final race of the second round of MRF F1600, overtaking Goutham Parekh on the final lap.
Karthik Tharani won an emphatic second race of the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, as a number of drivers faltered during the 10 lap race.
Defending champion Karthik Tharani took a comfortable victory in the opening race of the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, having started from the second on the grid.