Ashwin, Saran share honours in Formula LGB

Ashwin, Saran share honours in Formula LGB

Young guns and fierce rivals Ashwin Sundar (Dark Don Racing) and Saran Vikram (Mars Racing) shared the honours in the LGB Formula 4 class at the fourth round of the 15th JK Tyre FMSCI National racing championship here on Saturday.

Sundar, starting from pole, won the first race quite comfortably while holding off Saran Vikram who ran out an easy winner in the second outing from a reverse grid formation.
Sundar barely placed a wheel wrong as he opened up a sizeable lead early in the 10-lap race and maintained a consistent pace to emerge worthy winner while Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing) made two places to finish third behind Saran Vikram.

In the second race, Vikram, starting from third position, was quick off-the-blocks to take the lead by the first corner and then saw off a strong challenge from Sundar whose car suffered from gearbox problems forcing him to settle for second place. Coming in third was the seasoned Sarosh Hataria (Dark Don Racing) who made up for his poor sixth place finish in the first race.

In the Super Saloon race, Arjun Balu was in a different league with another stunning performance that saw him win from pole position without once being threatened.
Even the safety car lap that bunched up the cars did not stop him from winning by the proverbial country mile for his third success this season.

Results: LGB Formula 4 (Race I, 10 laps): Ashwin Sundar (Dark Don Racing, 19 mins, 58.864 secs) 1; Saran Vikram (Mars Racing, 19:59.927) 2; Vishnu Prasad (Meco Racing, 20:05.685) 3. Race II (10 laps): Saran Vikram (20:00.251) 1; Ashwin Sundar (20:02.254) 2; Sarosh Hataria (Dark Don Racing, 20:05.901) 3.

Indian Touring Cars (Super Saloon, 10 laps): Arjun Balu (Tiger Sport, 20:52.933) 1; N Leelakrishnan (Big Foots Racing, 20:55.878) 2; Siddharth Kishore (Performance Racing, 20:58.284) 3. Indian Junior Touring Cars (9 laps): Feroze Khan (19:47.046) 1; Diljith Shaji (Eram Group Sports Club, 20:00.026) 2; S Sreeram (Mega Racing, 20:00.278) 3.