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Double for Rajnikrishnan in national motorcycle championship

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Chennai: K. Rajnikrishnan underlined his status as one of country’s top riders as he posted his second win of the weekend in the Group C 165cc class here Sunday in the third round of the FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Championship.

Rajnikrishnan finished ahead of K. Jagan while his main rival and Honda CBR 250 winner Sarath Kumar took the third spot after holding off Deepak Ravikumar.

Sarath Kumar ended his winless run when he beat Sumit Lucas Toppo by 0.087secs in the Honda CBR 250 race. Despite finishing second, Toppo impressed as he set the fastest lap of the race while crossing the finish line side-by-side with Sarath Kumar. In third spot was Ramesh Kumar.


The results:
National Championship:
Group C 165cc (Race 1): K Rajnikrishnan 1, Sarath Kumar 2, Sumit Lucas Toppo 3. Race 2: K Rajnikrishnan 1, K Jagan 2, Sarath Kumar 3.

Group D 130cc (Novice, Race 1): S Kannan 1, E Saravanan 2, R Harikrishnan 3. Race 2: Mithun Kumar 1, S Kannan 2, K Kannan 3.

Group D 165cc (Race 1): Mithun Kumar 1, R Harikrishnan 2, Harshit Rao 3. Race 2: Mithun Kumar 1, R Harikrishnan 2, Shreyas Sannake 3.

One-Make Series:
Honda – CBR 250 Open (Race 1): Sumit Lucas Toppo 1, A Prabhu 2, Sarath Kumar 3. Race 2: Sarath Kumar 1, Sumit Lucas Toppo 2, Ramesh Kumar 3. CBR 150 (Novice, Race 1): R Rajanikanth 1, S Rajiv 2, Vimochana Gadusu 3. Race 2: Vivian Gladwin David 1, S Rajiv 2, Shreyas Sannake 3.

TVS – RTR 180 Open (Race 1): Mathana Kumar 1, SK Prakash 2, Abhishek Vasudev 3. Race 2: KY Ahamed 1, SK Prakash 2, Ananth Raj 3. Apache (Novice, Race 1): S Kannan 1, Naresh Babu 2, K Kannan 3. Race 2: S Kannan 1, Naresh Babu 2, K Kannan 3.

Yamaha – Open (Race 1): Vivek Pillai 1, Ananth Raj 2, Dinesh Kumar 3. Race 2: Shyam Shankar 1, Dinesh Kumar 2, Ananth Raj 3. Novice (Race 1): Mithun Kumar 1, E Saravanan 2, S Siva 3. Race 2: Vivian Gladwin David 1, Naresh Babu 2, Piyush Ranjan 3.