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Dhruv Mohite wins the race 3 of Ameo Cup 2018 Round 2

July 23, 2018, 01:31 AM IST by Nikhil Puthran
Dhruv Mohite wins the race 3 of Ameo Cup 2018 Round 2

- Dhruv Mohite claims the first position in the final round
- Jeet Jhabhak and Anmol Singh Sahil hold the second and third place respectively
- Round 3 of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup will be held at Madras Motor Race Track in August
- Round 4 at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida in October

The top eight finishers from Race 1 started in reverse grid for the Race 2. Siddharth Mehdiratta from Lucknow was on pole followed by Tuhid Anwar from Chennai on the first row and Jeet Jhabakh and Shubhomoy Ball on row two. However, there were sudden turn of events when Siddharth failed to capitalise on his pole position due to an error by flashing headlights before the lights went green. The error resulted in Siddharth driving to the pits and the race reducing by one lap.

Spotting an opportunity, Jeet had a clear track ahead of him and went off with a good start while maintaining his lead with maximum points from the Race 2. Here, Saurav and Anmol indulged in a tough battle for the second position. Eventually, it was Anmol who managed to claim the second position while Sourav claimed the third position.   

The grid positions for the final race of Round 2 was based on the second best qualifying time’s achieved by the drivers on Friday. Saurav took pole position while Dhruv joined him on the front row. Anmol and Shubhomoy Ball took third and fourth positions respectively on the gird. The race 3 of Ameo Cup 2018 round two witnessed Dhruv Mohite claiming the first position with a total time of 18:13.727. The second position has been earned by Jeet Jhabhak with a total time of 18:17.603. The third position has been claimed by Anmol Singh Sahil with a total time of 18:18.068.

A slow start by Sourav in the final race helped Dhruv get to a good start, especially while heading into the first corner. He managed to to stay ahead for the duration of the race despite a Safety Car deployment on Lap 1 which involved an incident with Anuranjan Velmurugan and Arefeen Ahmed. Close on heels, there was an intense battle for the second positions with Jeet gaining multiple positions to finish the race in second position and Anmol finish the race in third place to complete a hat trick of podium finishes for Round 2.   

Speaking on the occasion, Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “We are now half way through the 2018 Ameo Cup season and the battle for the driver’s title has never been this wide open, we have multiple contenders all of whom are capable enough to go the distance. Also, surprisingly we have a few rookies’ drivers who are alongside the more experienced in the overall point’s tally, which is a testament to all the work put in by our driver coaches Rayomand Banajee and Karthik Tharani. “We had a quick turnaround today with multiple races in a short time frame, the cars in terms of performance and reliability have been brilliant today. Even, the MRF tyres have been delivering consistent performances considering the scorching Chennai heat and high track temperatures.”

The Round 3 of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup will be held at the same Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai in August, followed by the Round 4 at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida in October.

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