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Pole position for Michelangelo Amendola, Arjun Balu quickest in saloon cars

Chennai, Feb 14 (UNI) Saving his best for the last lap and returned
with quickest timing, Championship leader Belgium’s Michelangelo
Amendola picked up two crucial points by qualifying for the pole
position as the third and final round of the MRF Challenge got
underway at the MMRT, here today.
The 18-year old Amendola, in his third MRF Challenge season, felt
that he could have gone even quicker, but was happy with the pole
position which he secured with a timing of one minute 30.856 secs.
Closely behind him was Jordanian Manaf Hijjawi (01:31.128), while
British teenager Joshua Mason was third quickest at 01:31.154.
Behind the trio was Aussie veteran Dylan Young, who was second in
the championship, trailing Amendola by 16 points, qualified fourth at
01:31.245.
Just one second differentiated the top seven, a clear indication of the
keenness of the races going into this weekend’s six races.
“It wasn’t the best qualifying session I had. But it was a long duration
session (30 minutes), so we had the pace. Anyway, we got the pole
position and that is two more points. But we still have a long way to
go with three races each tomorrow and Sunday", the Belgian said.
Earlier, last year’s first runner-up Arjun Balu from Coimbatore,
driving the Race Concepts-prepared Honda City Vtec, was in a
league of his own while taking pole position in the Touring Cars
class of the MRF MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Car Racing
(Round-1), clocking one minute, 49.894 secs, a considerable
improvement on his last season’s best of 1:50.9.
Such was the veteran’s pace that he was over four seconds quicker
than the next best in the ITC class, Goa’s Keith D’Souza (FB
Motorsports) who piloted the Volkswagen Vento (01.54.001), while
another Coimbatore veteran, the ageless Octagenarian D Vidyaprakash
of Prime Racing (01:54.849) in an Esteem, was third fastest.
The results (Qualifying):
MRF F2000:
1. Michelangelo Amendola (Belgium) (01min, 30.856secs);
2. Mannaf Hijjawi (Jordan) (01:31.128);
3. Joshua Mason (GBR) (01:31.154).
National Championship-–Indian Touring Cars:
1. Arjun Balu (Race Concepts) (01:49.894);
2. Keith D’Souza (FB Motorsports) (01:54.001);
3. D Vidyaprakash (Prime Racing) (01:54.849).
Super Stock:
1. A Balaprasath (Race Concepts) (01:59.220);
2. Rithvik Thomas (Race Concepts) (01:59.962);
3. Raghul Rangasamy (Performance Racing) (02:00.338).
Support race:
Volkswagen Ameo Super Race:
1. Saurav Bandyopadhyay (Thane) (01:54.222);
2. Anindith Reddy (Hyderabad) (01:54.536);
3. Avik Anwar (01:54.817).
UNI GV
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