Ishan Dodhiwala and Karminder Pal Singh took a victory each at round 1 of the 2016 Volkswagen Vento cup. Ishan won the first race while Karminder took top honours in the second race. This is the sixth season for the tournament and the first race was held at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.
Starting from pole position in race 1, Ishan Dodhiwala got off the line really welll and held his position going into the first turn. He went on to drive the 12 laps of the race in the lead and took the chequered flag. Right behind Ishan was where the action was in the first lap as Karminder Pal Singh, starting third, overtook Keith Desouza to take second position which he held on to till the finish line. Keith, driving in the Vento Cup for the first time, managed to take the third place.
A reverse grid start for the second race of the day meant eighth spot finisher Sree Venkata Teja started on pole position joined by Niranajan Todkari in the front row and followed by Amit Mete and Jeet Jhabakh on the second row.
Race 1 winner Ishan Dodhiwala started eighth while second position finisher Karminder Pal Singh started seventh. Charging right from the beginning, Karminder Pal Singh made the crucial moves on the first lap itself and came up to the third position. Ishaan Dodhiwala also ensured that he climbed up to fifth position by then. By the end of second lap, Karminder Pal Singh had moved up to the top position followed by Ishan Dodhiwala in second. Both of them retained their positions all the way to the chequered flag.