The second day of the first round in Coimbatore concluded with Karminder Singh and A Sandeep Kumar leading the pack.
The second day of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017, which took place on July 16, 2017, was a rather action packed one. While the first day only had a qualifying round, the main two races were reserved for the second day.
Delhi’s Karminder Singh, the man who ruled the roost on the first day, continued to mark his dominance on the succeeding day too. He came out on top for the very first race, closely edging out the runner-up A Sandeep Kumar. In the beginning, Karminder got off to a great start and held it all through the race. Sandeep Kumar from Chennai followed him to grab second position after battling with Jeet during the initial laps.
Jeet Jhabakh and Donavan Vaz crossed the line behind Sandeep but were penalised 20 seconds for overtaking under yellow flag. Aditya Pawar had closed in on both of them when the safety car came out on lap 10. After Jeet and Donovan got penalised, Aditya Pawar came up the order to take the final spot on the podium for Race 1.
The second race of the day turned out to be an exciting one as the leaders from the first race were now hunting for positions coming from the back. This time, Sandeep bounced back to get ahead of Karminder. Starting at pole was Tauhid Anwar from Bangladesh alongside him was Aditya Pawar, while starting on second row were Sandeep Kumar and Karminder Pal Singh.
As the race started Sandeep, Karminder and Dhruv overtook Tauhid at the first corner while Aditya dropped several positions. The battle for first position was intense throughout the race. Karminder tried challenging Sandeep Kumar almost every lap. However, driving on a very defence line, Sandeep Kumar managed to stay ahead and went on to win the race. Dhruv Mohite played safe though the race by staying behind the race leaders and finishing third on the podium.
This marked the conclusion of the first round of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2017 at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. The second round will be held at Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai, on July 22-23, 2017.
Race 1: Volkswagen Ameo Cup (16/07/2017)
Karminder Singh – 15 Laps
A Sandeep Kumar – +0.475
Aditya Pawar – +1.861
Race 2: Volkswagen Ameo Cup (16/07/2017)
A Sandeep Kumar – 15 laps
Karminder Singh – +0.467
Dhruv Mohite – +1.376