Yash, Ricky win national karting

Mumbai teenager Ameya Bafna and Bengaluru boys Yash Aradhya and Ricky Donison emerged champions in their respective categories in the 11th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Karting Championship which concluded at the V-1 track here on Sunday.

Aradhya, the 12-year old sixth standard student of Bishop Cotton in Bengaluru, had an untroubled run in the Micro Max final as he built an early lead starting from pole position and guided it to the finish line to clinch the championship in style with his fourth win in five rounds.

The Junior Max final was bitterly contested as pole-sitter Donison was quick off the blocks and led until Kush Maini, having started fourth, caught up with him.

Despite the second place finish, London-born 16-year old Donison, a student of Bangalore International School, still clinched the championship, albeit by just four points while Maini finished second.

Results: Finals Micro Max: Yash Aradhya (MECO Racing) 1; Chirag Ghorpade (BPC Racing) 2; Paul Francis (MECO Racing) 3. Championship winner: Aradhya (196 points)
Junior Max (provisional): Kush Maini (Dark Don Racing) 1; Ricky Donison (BFC Racing) 2; Aaroh Ravindra (Rayo Racing) 3. Championship winner: Donison (183 points).

Senior Max: Chittesh Mandody (Mohite’s Racing) 1; Nayan Chatterjee (Rayo Racing) 2; Dhruv Mohite (Mohite’s Racing) 3. Championship winner: Ameya Bafna (181 points).

Pre-Finals – Micro Max: Yash Aradhya 1, Arun S Nair 2, Chirag Gorphade 3. Junior Max: Ricky Donison 1, Aaroh Ravindra 2, Akash Gowda 3. Senior Max: Dhruv Mohite 1, Chittesh Mandody 2, Ameya Bafna 3.

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