Darshan Chokhani

Darshan Chokhani

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Mahindra hurt by 'bad grid position' in Qatar Moto3

Mahindra endured a difficult start to its 2017 Moto3 campaign, returning empty handed from Qatar in the 18-lap race.

Kornfeil puts Peugeot in Top 3 on final Moto3 test day

Peugeot's Jakub Kornfeil made it three different Mahindra-powered teams in the lead in the official pre-season Moto3 test at Jerez.

Dalla Porta takes charge for Mahindra on Day 2 in Moto3 test

Aspar’s Lorenzo dalla Porta clocked the quickest time for Indian manufacturer Mahindra on Day 2 of the Moto3 test in Jerez.

Bezzecchi leads Mahindra contingent on Day 1 of Moto3 test

CIP Moto's Marco Bezzecchi ended up as the fastest Mahindra rider on the first day of the official Moto3 test in Jerez.

Rabindra joins McLaren GT Academy for 2017

Indian driver Akhil Rabindra has joined the McLaren GT's driver academy for the 2017 season and will compete in the British GT for the Garage 59 outfit.

Rabat cleared for Qatar MotoGP test return

Marc VDS Honda rider Tito Rabat will return to action this week during the three-day MotoGP test in Qatar.

Lotterer sweeps Super Formula test, Gasly shines again

Andre Lotterer ended the pre-season Super Formula test at Suzuka on top, while GP2 champion Pierre Gasly was the top Honda-powered driver in third overall.

Lotterer leads first Super Formula test day as Gasly impresses

Team TOM'S driver Andre Lotterer was quickest on the first day of 2017 Super Formula pre-season testing at Suzuka, as Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly led the Honda contingent.

GP3 race winner Parry set for GT switch in 2017

British racer Matt Parry has decided to make a switch to GT racing in 2017 after spending six years racing in single-seaters.

EF Open Winter Series: Vaidyanathan claims Top 5 finish in Race 2

Ameya Vaidyanathan notched up a top five finish in the final Eurformula Open Winter Series race at a soggy Paul Ricard on Saturday,

Dubai Super Trofeo: Ebrahim makes Middle East debut, Ghorpade misses

India's seasoned GT racer Armaan Ebrahim made his Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East championship debut, driving the #24 Huracan alongside longtime partner Dilantha Malagamuwa.

Aspar Mahindra riders target race pace improvement for Jerez test

Albert Arenas and Lorenzo dalla Porta have targeted improving the race pace of the Aspar Mahindra bike in the official Moto3 test at Jerez next week.

Kush Maini switches to Jenzer for second Italian F4 season

Indian racer Kush Maini will drive the Jenzer Motorsport car for his sophomore Italian Formula 4 season in 2017.

Maini sticks with Jenzer for full-time GP3 move

Indian racer Arjun Maini will contest GP3 full-time in the 2017 season, sticking with Swiss team Jenzer Motorsport.

MMSC postpones National Championship's Round 3 to October

Madras Motor Sports Club, the organisers of the Indian National Championship has decided to postpone Round 3 of the 2016 season.

Mawson relates MRF Challenge defeat with Massa’s 2008 F1 miss

Joey Mawson says the circumstances in which he lost the 2016/17 MRF Challenge title during the season finale at Madras Motor Race Track left him hurt.

Aron sets sights on first non-Prema F3 title since 2010

Hitech GP's Ralf Aron says he will draw motivation for the coming European Formula 3 season from his desire to beat his former outfit and the series' dominant force Prema Powerteam.

Nataraj relishes 2017 Desert Storm Moto class victory

TVS Racing's R Nataraj says he is satisfied with his performance in the 2017 edition of the Desert Storm, where he took the Moto category win ahead of teammate Tanveer Abdul Wahid.

Cape Motorsports signs Ricky Donison for 2017 USF2000 season

Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing has announced the signing of Indian driver Ricky Donison for the 2017 USF2000 Championship.

Force India reveals three-driver Barcelona F1 test line-up

Force India has announced its line-up for the 2017 Formula 1 pre-season testing with all three drivers sharing the duties across the eight days at Barcelona.

Aspar Mahindra, Peugeot riders complete Valencia Moto3 test

Aspar and Peugeot Moto3 riders successfully completed a two-day test of the 2017 Mahindra MGP3O machinery at Valencia, last weekend.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar drives JA Motorsport-built Inde 2.0

Former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar took the Inde 2.0 double-seater car around the Madras Motor Race Track during the season finale of MRF Challenge.

Dubai Super Trofeo: Ghorpade and Bartholomew score points in Round 2

The duo of Parth Ghorpade and Jack Bartholomew claimed double points finish in second round of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East championship.

Chennai MRF Challenge: Newey takes title in tie-breaker

Harrison Newey is crowned the 2016/17 MRF Challenge champion after winning the final race of the season at the Madras Motor Race Track.

Chennai MRF Challenge: Newey wins Race 3 as Schumacher crashes out

Harrison Newey claimed victory in the third race of MRF Challenge finale at Madras Motor Race Track, taking the title fight to the last race of the season.

Chennai MRF Challenge: Mawson extends lead after Race 2 win

Joey Mawson won Race 2 of the MRF Challenge weekend at Madras Motor Race Track, regaining ground in the title contest after having his advantage cut into in Race 1.

Chennai MRF Challenge: Newey takes lights-to-flag win in Race 1

Harrison Newey took victory in the first race of the MRF Challenge season finale at Madras Motor Race Track, closing the gap to leader Joey Mawson in the standings.

Chennai MRF Challenge: Newey takes crucial pole ahead of Schumacher

Harrison Newey claimed an essential pole in the final MRF Challenge qualifying at the Madras Motor Race Track on Saturday.

Chennai MRF Challenge: Schumacher tops Friday practice

Mick Schumacher clocked the fastest time across the two practice sessions at the Madras Motor Race Track in the season finale of the MRF Challenge.

Red Bull juniors join entry list for MRF Challenge finale

Red Bull junior drivers Dan Ticktum and Neil Verhagen feature on the MRF Challenge entry list for the final round of the 2016/17 season this weekend at the Madras Motor Race Track.

Yaseen, Arunagiri named in Suzuki Asian Challenge for 2017 ARRC season

The organisers of the Suzuki Asian Challenge has revealed the names of the riders taking part for the 2017 season in the Asia Road Racing Championship.

Marino Sato makes F3 step with Motopark

Japanese driver Marino Sato will step up to European Formula 3 with Team Motopark in 2017, the team has announced.

Kumar continues in 600cc, Sethu moves to AP 250cc in ARRC for 2017

India's Sarath Kumar has been retained by RAMA Honda by NTS T.Pro Ten 10 team in the Asia Road Racing Championship's premier 600cc class, while Rajiv Sethu will feature in the Asia Production 250cc category in 2017.

FMSCI reveals 2017 Euro JK calendar

The provisional calendar for the 2017 Euro JK series has been released by Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, with four rounds scheduled across two race tracks in India.

Gasly confirmed at Mugen for 2017 Super Formula season

Honda has confirmed that Red Bull's Pierre Gasly will race for Team Mugen in the 2017 Super Formula season, with ex-Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan also named in the marque's roster.

Abu Dhabi Super Trofeo: Ghorpade and Bartholomew claim maiden podium

The team of Parth Ghorpade and Jack Bartholomew started their Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East campaign with a podium finish in Race 1 at Yas Marina Circuit.

Manfeild TRS: Piquet wins red-flagged Race 1

M2 Competition's Pedro Piquet closed in on championship leader Thomas Randle with a victory in Race 1 in the final weekend of the Toyota Racing Series at Manfeild.

ARRC reveals 2017 calendar, India stays on

The organisers of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship has released the calendar for the 2017 season featuring six rounds including India.

Karthikeyan unsure about post-Ecclestone F1 era

Narain Karthikeyan says he is not certain on how Formula 1 will thrive in the post-Bernie Ecclestone era, under the new management of Liberty Media.

Aravind KP reflects on eye-opening maiden Dakar run

TVS Sherco rider Aravind KP believes his first Dakar outing was a valuable experience to build upon his future runs, even though it was cut short due to injury.

Tata Communications becomes MotoGP and WSBK video distribution partner

Dorna Sports has announced Tata Communications as its exclusive video distribution partner for the MotoGP and World Superbike championships from 2017 onward.

Dias joins BlackArts for 2017 Asian Formula Renault season

Brad Dias is one of the six names announced by the reigning champion team BlackArts Racing for the 2017 season of the Asian Formula Renault series.

Todt hopes India can soon host a Formula E round

The FIA President Jean Todt expects India to stage a round of the all-electric Formula E championship in future.

Nikil Abraham wins 2017 Sid Watkins scholarship

Indian student Nikil Abraham has won the Sid Watkins Scholarship for 2017, an initiative which offers a funded position in motor sport safety research.

Kobayashi gets third Super Formula campaign

Kamui Kobayashi will start his third Super Formula season this year, moving from Team LeMans to the KCMG outfit.

Desert Storm, Leg 2: Agarwal takes lead in Xtreme, Santosh heads Moto

Sanjay Agarwal took over the lead of Desert Storm in the Xtreme category in Leg 2, while Hero's CS Santosh maintained his top spot in Moto class.

Buddh MRF Challenge: Newey wins finale, Schumacher crashes out

Harrison Newey took victory in the final race of the MRF Challenge weekend at Buddh International Circuit, after a collision between Mick Schumacher and Felipe Drugovich.

Buddh MRF Challenge: Schumacher doubles up as Mawson fights off Newey

Mick Schumacher closed in on championship leader Joey Mawson after winning the third MRF Challenge race at the Buddh International Circuit.

Buddh MRF Challenge: Mawson extends lead in frantic second race

Joey Mawson dominated the second race of the MRF Challenge weekend at Buddh International Circuit to extend his lead in the Indian international championship.

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 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.

F4 US champion Das signs with Carlin in BRDC F3

Reigning US Formula 4 champion Cameron Das will make a full-time move to Europe this year, competing in the BRDC Formula 3 championship.

Chennai III TVS Apache 200: Kannan beats Ganesh to clinch title in finale

Kannan Karnan claimed the TVS Apache RTR 200 Open category title in the final round of 2016 season, while Yashas RL was crowned Novice category champion.

Chennai IV Super Sport: Jagan doubles up, Sethu claims Pro Stock title

TVS Racing’s Jagan Kumar kept with his dominant performance to win the final 165cc category race in the Indian Motorcycle Championship at Madras Motor Race Track.

Sepang F4: Gowda rounds off season with Race 6 victory

Akash Gowda overcame a challenging start to the final round of the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship to win the last race of the inaugural season.

Chennai IV Super Sport: Jagan Kumar seals 165cc title with Race 1 win

TVS Racing's Jagan Kumar clinched the Indian National Motorcycle Championship title, after winning Race 1 in the final round of the 2016 season at Madras Motor Race Track.

Pissay, Haritha win in final Honda and AATA all-women races

The first full season in the Indian all-women category of Honda and Alisha Abdullah Training Academy ended with Aishwarya Pissay and Haritha Ravi taking wins in the respective races.

MRF signs as official tyre supplier of Australian Rally Championship

Indian tyre manufacturer MRF becomes the official supplier to the CAMS Australian Rally Championship, it has been announced.

Fittipaldi switches to Lotus for 2017 F3.5 season

Pietro Fittipaldi will race for Lotus in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship this season, it has been announced.

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.