After a successful Round at the Buddh International Circuit, Round 4 of the 2013 FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship returned to the MMRT in Chennai. The Championship includes leading motorcycle manufacturers Honda, Yamaha and TVS who participated in over 20 races over the last weekend.
Day 1 saw exciting racing with more than 7 races being closely contested with great wheel-to-wheel action.
The first race of the day was the TVS MMSC One Make Championship. In the TVS Apache RTR 180 Novice category, Mizoram rider Lalrindika beat Mithun Kumar and S Kannan to take the first win of the day.
Race 2 saw the Honda MMSC One Make Championship display their CBR 150cc bikes where Ananthraj took the win. Dinesh Kumar and Sumit Lucas Toppo battled it out for second spot with Dinesh just finishing ahead of Sumit.
In the Honda CBF Stunner Novice category, R Venkataraman crossed the line ahead of Akash Dingare and Saravanan with less than one tenth of a second separating the top 3.
Race 4 of the day saw the 165CC Group C bikes in action. K Jagan continued where he left off from the BIC to take a dominating win by over 15 seconds. Dinesh Kumar had a lonely race and finished in 2nd place. The battle for the final podium spot was a three way battle with A Prabhu clinching 3rd place ahead of Sumit Lucas Toppo and Vivek Pillai.
The Yamaha MMSC One Make Championship was next up with the YZF R15 Novice race. Muralidharan won his first race of the season in convincing fashion setting fastest lap after fastest lap along the way. Akash Dingare and Amit Topno were side-by-side as they headed into the final lap with Akash just pipping Amit by a mere two tenths off a second.
In the Group D 165cc Novice class, Meka Viduraj won his first race of the weekend ahead of S Sahay and Balaji in a closely contested race.
Next race of the day was the Apache RTR 180 open category, which is part of the TVS MMSC One Make Championship. Mathana Kumar took the win ahead of Thamarai Kannan and Allwyn Jebaz with a five second gap covering the top 5 finishers.
In the Group D 130cc Novice category, Chennai born KY Ahamed beat Sethu Babu on the final lap to take a brilliant win. There was a 4 way fight for 3rd position with A Venkatraman clinching the final podium spot.
The Honda MMSC One Make Championship displayed their CBR 250cc bikes in the next race of the day. Sarath Kumar bounced back from his disappointment at the BIC in the previous round to take a hard fought win over Sumit Lucas Toppo. The top two were separated by less than 2 tenths of a second as they crossed the finish line. Dinesh Kumar had a great last lap to move from 5th to 3rd and clinch the final podium spot.
In the second Group D 165cc Novice class race, S Sahay beat A Muralidharan by a close margin to take his first win of the day. R Harikrishnan finished in the 3rd place to take the final podium spot.
In the Yamaha MMSC One Make Championship in YZF R15 Open category, Vivek Pillai continued from where he left off from the last round to convincingly win ahead of Ananth Raj. S Padmanabhan managed to hold off a charging Mathana Kumar to take third place.
The final race of the day was the TVS MMSC One Make Championship, with the TVS Apache RTR 180 Novices on track for the second time. Mizoram rider Lalrindika made a memorable day with a second win of the day. He was followed across the finish line by Mithun Kumar and S Kannan.
The riders were back on track the next day with Day 2 of Round 4 of the 2013 FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship continued at the MMRT in Chennai with a total 11 races taking place.
In the Group D 165cc Novice class, Balaji won his first race of the weekend ahead of A Muralidharan and S Sahay in a closely contested battle. The top 7 riders were extremely close to each other with 2 seconds separating them.
In the Yamaha MMSC One Make Championship in YZF R15 Open category, Ananth Raj took a comfortable win ahead of Mathana Kumar with S Padmanabhan finishing right behind in third place.
The TVS MMSC One Make Championship was up next, with the third TVS Apache RTR 180 Novice race of the weekend. Mizoram rider Lalrindika made it a perfect weekend by making it three out of three wins. S Sahay finished in second place ahead of Mithun Kumar.
Race 4 of the day featured the Honda MMSC One Make Championship with the CBR 150cc open category bikes on display. Sumit Lucas Toppo took a well-deserved win after a race long battle with second place finisher Ananth Raj. Harshit took the final step on the podium ahead of Dinesh Kumar.
The Group D 130cc Novice category saw a repeat of the first race with KY Ahamed once again just managing to beat Sethu Babu on the final lap to take a brilliant win. There was a 4 way fight for 3rd position once again with A Venkatraman clinching the final podium spot.
Next race of the day saw the 165CC Group C bikes in action. K Jagan took his third win on the trot with yet another convincing win for TVS Racing. R Deepak finished in second place with Harry Sylvester returning to the podium in third place.
In the Honda CBF Stunner Novice category, R Venkataraman took his second win of the weekend taking a narrow win over Amit Topno. Both riders were separated by tenth of a second as they crossed the finish line. Saravanan finished in third place to take the final step of the podium.
The Honda MMSC One Make Championship displayed their CBR 250cc bikes in the next race of the day. Sarath Kumar was once again in sublime form as he comfortably won ahead of R Deepak and Shyam Shankar.
The Yamaha MMSC One Make Championship was next up with the YZF R15 Novice race. Muralidharan took his second win of the weekend as he finished ahead of Lalrindika. Amit Topno challenged for second spot in the first couple of laps but could not get past Lalrindika and had to settle for third place.
Next race of the day was the Apache RTR 180 open category, which is part of the TVS MMSC One Make Championship. Mathana Kumar took another win ahead of S Prakash and Thamarai Kannan. Kannan just managed to finish ahead as he emerged from a 4 way battle to take the final podium spot.
The final race of the weekend was Race 3 of the Honda CBF Stunner Novice category in the Honda MMSC One Make Championship. Akash Dingare denied R Venkatraman a perfect weekend when he finished ahead in the final race of the day. The race saw a great three way battle for the lead throughout the entire race with Akash just edging ahead. Amit Topno clinched the final step of the podium with the top three riders separated by two tenths of a second in one of the closest races of the weekend.
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