Dirt, drizzle, crash sets adrenalin pumping

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Dirt, drizzle, crash sets adrenalin pumping

Intermittent rain failed to dampen the spirit of a large number of bikers at the Dasara dirt track race at Lalith Mahal Palace Hotel grounds here on Saturday.

More than 50 bikers from various parts of state including Bangalore, Hassan and the host city and also from Kerala showed their prowess on the slushy track competing in five categories at the race organised by the Dasara adventure sports sub-committee for consecutive second year.

However it didn’t pass off with a bad experience as a biker kissed another in the Karnataka Boys category in the opening lap. However, none of the riders suffered injuries in the race.

As the races vroomed off, drizzle posed a new challenge to the bikers skills, who were already vying against each other. As was evident, a couple of riders were thrown off  in the Indian Open category as their bid to overtake  in  a slushy corner proved futile.

Amidst the adrenaline pumping action, Suhail Ahmed of Bangalore was the cynosure of the crowd as he was thrown off his bike twice owing to slippery track due to rain.

However, he managed to win the final event - Open Class - comprising seven laps with ease as more than 500 race lovers  cheered him on to victory. City lad Tanveer Ahmed had a field day after winning both the Indian Open and Karnataka Boys categories. Majeed Khan claimed the Veteran Class category.

The races opened with novice class riders displaying their talent and Tajmal Pasha of Bangalore raced past his rivals to clinch the crown.

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