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Grand double for Michelangelo Amendola, maiden single-seater win for Manaf

Chennai, Feb 15 (UNI) Eighteen-year-old Belgian Michelangelo
Amendola notched up a fine double to consolidate his position
at the top of the leaderboard, in the championship, even as
Jordanian teenager Manaf Hijjawi scored his the maiden single
seater win as the MRF Challenge headed towards a grand climax
at the MMRT, here today.
Amendola won the day’s first and third races to take his tally of
wins to five from 12 starts, while 18-year old Hijjawi, in his first
full season in single-seaters, took the honours in Race-2 to provide
a twist to the championship stakes.
With three more races to be run tomorrow in this final round of
India’s only FIA-approved international championship, Amendola
leads the pack with 209 points, followed by Australian Dylan
Young (175), who had two podiums today, Britain’s Joshua Mason
(160) and Hijjawi (130).
The Belgian won both his races from lights to flag, starting from
pole, and dominated to leave the pack chasing his shadow.
In the day’s first race, Amendola was off to a flier and after a couple
of laps had none in his rear-view mirrors.
“It was a bit boring as there was nobody in front of me and none
behind me, but the competition will get tougher with reverse grids
and all that,” said Amendola.
For Hijjawi, it was a red-letter day as the Jordanian, having just
graduated from karting, scored a significant win as a warm-up for
his forthcoming full season in British Formula-3 championship.
“It’s a great feeling to score my first-ever win in a single-seater.
It was a tough race, but I managed to stay in front,” Hijjawi, who
survived a close fight with a display of wonderful composure under
pressure to shrug off challenge from Mason for a well-deserved win.
Denmark’s Valdemar Eriksen completed the podium.
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