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Tharani cruises to victory in second F1600 race

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Tharani cruises to victory in second F1600 race
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Jan 31, 2016, 10:54 AM

Karthik Tharani completed a clean sweep in the first round of MRF F1600, winning the second race from fourth on the grid in Chennai.

Prashanth K
Karthik Tharani
Track action
Jai Sampath Kumar
Arjun Narendran
Anindith Reddy
Ria Dabas
Anindith Reddy

Tharani, who has been on fine form all weekend, gained a position immediately on the run down to turn 1, before passing Anindith Reddy who had ran wide after losing his rear end.

On lap 4, he dived down the outside of pole-sitter Raghul Rangasamy, making the move stick to take the race lead.

From there on, the Chennai-born driver cruised to the finish, eventually winning the race by half a second.

Reddy managed to keep Goutham Parekh at bay for the final spot on the podium, while Sandeep Kumar completed the top five.

Behind, Arjun Narendran recovered enough to take sixth at the chequered flag, just ahead of Tejas Ram.

Prashanth K was classified eighth, Chetan Korada ninth, while Brad Dias once again filled the 10th position.

Delhi-born Lee Keshav had to take avoiding action when Anshul Shah spun at the start/finish straight. The two drivers finished 11th and 12th respectively.

Position

Driver

Gap

1

Karthik Tharani

-

2

Raghul Rangasamy

0.458

3

Anindith Reddy

2.735

4

Goutham Parekh

4.115

5

Sandeep Kumar

7.182

6

Arjun Narendran

14.435

7

Tejas Ram

14.870

8

Prashanth K

26.789

9

Chetan Korada

26.978

10

Brad Dias

35.396

11

Lee Keshav

36.906

12

Anshul Shah

49.243

13

Sudharshana Rao

2 laps

14

Ria Dabas

2 laps

DNF

Jai Sampath

3 laps

DNF

Siddharth Potharaju

6 laps

 

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