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Buddh MRF F1600: Shanmugam recovers from slow start to win Race 1

Ananth Shanmugam recovered from a poor start to win the first MRF F1600 race of the season at the Buddh International Circuit on Saturday.

Buddh MRF Challenge: Schumacher takes lights-to-flag win in Race 1

Mick Schumacher remained unchallenged in the 12-lap first race of the MRF Challenge weekend at the Buddh International Circuit.

Buddh MRF F1600: Shanmugam takes season's first pole

Ananth Shanmugam claimed pole position for the MRF F1600 season-opener in Greater Noida, beating Anindith Reddy in a close fight during qualifying.

Buddh MRF Challenge: Schumacher clinches maiden pole

Mick Schumacher took his first MRF Challenge pole in Round 3 at Buddh International Circuit, beating Harrison Newey by a mere 0.251s.

Buddh MRF Challenge: Schumacher sets the pace in Friday practice

Mick Schumacher got his championship challenge back on track after topping the second MRF Challenge practice session at the Buddh International Circuit on Friday.

Mawson leads four-way fight as MRF Challenge heads to Buddh circuit

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.

MRF Challenge eyes European expansion "in a few years"

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.

MRF announces 2017 F1600 calendar, makes a return to Buddh circuit

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.

Euro JK season review: How Reddy snatched title from Chatterjee's grasp

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.

Dubai MRF Challenge: Mawson wins as rivals Schumacher and Newey retire

New championship leader Joey Mawson won the final race of MRF Challenge weekend in Dubai, after title rivals Mick Schumacher and Harrison Newey retired.

Dubai MRF Challenge: Newey wins Race 3 after Schumacher and Vips collide

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.

Dubai MRF Challenge: Drugovich fends off Mawson for maiden win

Felipe Drugovich withstood the pressure from Joey Mawson to clinch his first MRF Challenge win in Race 2 at Dubai Autodrome.

Dubai MRF Challenge: Newey overtakes Mawson to win Race 1

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.

Dubai MRF Challenge: Mawson beats Newey to pole by 0.075s

Joey Mawson edged out Harrison Newey to take pole for Race 1 of the second round of the MRF Challenge at Dubai Autodrome.

Dubai MRF Challenge: Newey dominates Thursday practice

Harrison Newey topped both the practice sessions in Round 2 of the MRF Challenge at Dubai Autodrome on Thursday.

Schumacher out to retain MRF Challenge lead in Dubai, Ghorpade returns

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.

Chatterjee rues second-half troubles for lost Euro JK title chance

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.

Shanmugam pleased with Euro JK season despite title loss

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.

Mid-season turnaround key to Euro JK title, says Reddy

Anindith Reddy believes the third round of the championship was a key turning point in his Euro JK title-winning campaign.

Prasad outduels Rangasamy to maiden LGB F4 title

Vishnu Prasad grabbed his first LGB F4 title by beating long-time friend and rival Raghul Rangasamy in a season-long duel culminating in the final round at Buddh International Circuit.

Buddh Euro JK: Reddy recovers from poor start to make it four in a row

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.

Buddh Euro JK: Reddy clinches title with Race 3 win

Anindith Reddy has been crowned the 2016 Euro JK champion after winning the penultimate race of the season at the Buddh International Circuit.

Buddh Euro JK: Reddy extends advantage with Race 2 win, Shanmugam hits trouble

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.

Bahrain MRF Challenge: Schumacher doubles up with Race 4 win

Mick Schumacher doubled up at Bahrain with victory in the final race of the opening round of the Indian international championship MRF Challenge.

Bahrain MRF Challenge: Aron beats Mawson and Schumacher to maiden win

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.

Bahrain MRF Challenge: Schumacher takes maiden win in Race 2 thriller

Mick Schumacher took victory in the second race of the MRF Challenge weekend at Bahrain, registering his maiden win in the championship.

Bahrain MRF Challenge: Newey puts on dominant show in Race 1

Harrison Newey controlled the first race of the new MRF Challenge season to register his maiden win in the Indian international championship at Bahrain.

Bahrain MRF Challenge: Newey takes first pole of season

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.

Bahrain MRF Challenge: Schumacher leads the way in practice

Mick Schumacher and Ralf Aron topped the two practice sessions in the opening round of the MRF Challenge at Bahrain, on Thursday.

Reddy, Shanmugam & Chatterjee to fight for Euro JK title at Buddh

Anindith Reddy, Ananth Shanmugam and Nayan Chatterjee will battle for the Euro JK crown at Greater Noida’s Buddh International Circuit this weekend.

Schumacher, Newey headline MRF Challenge entry list

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.

Coimbatore III Euro JK: Tharani wins Race 3 amid enthralling battles

Chennai’s Karthik Tharani won an eventful third Euro JK race at Coimbatore, that saw two major accidents and a safety car period.

Coimbatore III Euro JK: Reddy fends off Shanmugam to double up

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.

Coimbatore III Euro JK: Reddy races to maiden win

Anindith Reddy secured his first Euro JK victory in Race 1 at Coimbatore, having passed pole-sitter Mohammed Nalwalla in the early stages of the race.

MRF Challenge returns to Buddh circuit in 2016-17 season

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.

Coimbatore II Euro JK: Chatterjee fends off Shanmugam to win Race 4

Nayan Chatterjee fended off yesterday’s double winner Ananth Shanmugam in a close duel to win the final Euro JK race at Coimbatore.

MRF F1600 season review: Anand's compelling return halts Tharani's reign

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.

Drivers rue lack of tracks in Indian championships

Several drivers have expressed their dissatisfaction that only Chennai's Madras Motor Race Track hosted all rounds of 2016 MRF F1600 season.

Rangasamy pleased to better MRF F1600 target with top three result

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.

Rangasamy beats Ram to clinch F1300 title

Wallace Sports’ Raghul Rangasamy swept the 2016 F1300 Rookies Cup title, dominating with seven wins in 10 races, and only finishing outside the podium twice in the entire season.

Tharani: "Going all-out mentality" led to title loss

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.

Anand upbeat for MRF Challenge, Road to Indy shootout

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.

Chennai IV MRF F1600: Tharani wins Race 1, Anand second after poor start

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.

Anand, Tharani to duel for MRF F1600 crown

The 2016 season of MRF F1600 will culminate in Chennai this weekend, with Vikash Anand and Karthik Tharani set to engage in a feisty duel for the title.

Coimbatore Euro JK: Chatterjee doubles up with final race win

Nayan Chatterjee was victorious in the final Euro JK race taking his second win in the opening weekend at Kari Motor Speedway.

Coimbatore Euro JK: Chatterjee wins after another penalty to Donison

Nayan Chatterjee took his maiden Euro JK win in Race 3 of the Coimbatore weekend after yet another penalty to original winner Ricky Donison.

Coimbatore Euro JK: Mahadik wins Race 2 after Rabindra flips

Krishnaraaj Mahadik was victorious in the second race of Euro JK championship after surviving a crash involving Akhil Rabindra.

Coimbatore Euro JK: Maini eases to maiden win

Kush Maini took a lights-to-flag victory in the opening race of Euro JK Tyre Championship at Kari Motor Speedway.

Chennai III MRF F1600: Anand controls Race 3

Vikash Anand took win in the final MRF F1600 race of the Chennai weekend, beating Anindidth Reddy by over three seconds.

Chennai III MRF F1600: Reddy takes maiden single-seater win in Race 2

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.

Chennai III MRF F1600: Anand claims Race 1 win in three-way fight

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.

Chennai III MRF F1600: Anand takes pole as Tharani crashes

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.

Meco MotorSports set up Formula Racing Junior series

Motorsport management enterprise, Meco MotorSports, launched the Formula Racing Junior Series, to form a bridge between karting and single-seater racing in India.

MRF Challenge a reality check for Indian drivers, says Tharani

Karthik Tharani believes intense competition from foreign drivers in MRF Challenge provided a brutal reality check for their Indian counterparts.

Transition to single-seaters not difficult, says Reddy

Anindith Reddy says he found it fairly easy to jump to single-seaters this year, having spent his formative racing years in touring cars.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Anand snatches race four win from Parekh

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.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Anand dominates third race

Vikash Anand remained unchallenged during the third race of the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, winning the 10-lap race by a comfortable margin of 9.436s.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Tharani wins thrilling second race

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.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Tharani wins opening race with ease

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.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Anand takes surprise pole

Vikash Anand took a surprise pole position during the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, being the only driver to dip in the 1:40s.