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Tharani receives one-race ban for disobeying black flag

Factory Volkswagen India driver Karthik Tharani has been handed a one-race ban for not obeying a black flag in the second Indian Touring Car race in Chennai.

ITC: Volkswagen completes clean sweep in Coimbatore

Volkswagen Motorsport India completed a clean sweep of victories in the opening round of the Indian Touring Car Championship, as the sole manufacturer on the grid comfortably outgunned privateer opposition in Coimbatore.

Tharani’s “heart sank” when Chatterjee was taken out

Karthik Tharani says his “heart sank” when he saw title rival Nayan Chatterjee being eliminated in a crash in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship finale at the Buddh International Circuit.

Tharani to compete in 2018 JK Tyre Racing Championship

Former MRF F1600 champion Karthik Tharani will return to competitive motorsport for the first time since 2016 in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship.

Chennai MRF F1600: Tharani fends off Reddy to win Race 1

Karthik Tharani held off a charging Anindith Reddy to win the first MRF F1600 race of the weekend in Chennai.

Chennai MRF F1600: Tharani beats Rangasamy to pole

Karthik Tharani clinched pole position for the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, beating Raghul Rangasamy to the fastest lap in qualifying.

Season review: Indian juniors' international performances in 2016

As many as 14 young Indian drivers competed around the globe in the 2016 season, with nine of them racing full-time in various single-seater championships in Europe, Asia, America and Middle East. Here's a look at their performances.

Tharani on "learning" Road to Indy shootout despite non-selection

Karthik Tharani says his trip to the US to take part in the Mazda Road to Indy shootout has been enriching despite not having won the scholarship.

Tharani to compete in Mazda Road to Indy shootout

Karthik Tharani will represent India in the Mazda Road to Indy shootout replacing Vikash Anand, it has been confirmed.

MRF F1600 season review: Anand's compelling return halts Tharani's reign

A strong comeback from Vikash Anand unsettled 2015 champion Karthik Tharani enough for the former to clinch his maiden MRF F1600 title, in the 2016 season finale in Chennai.

Tharani: "Going all-out mentality" led to title loss

Defending MRF F1600 champion Karthik Tharani admitted that his idea of pushing all-through for race wins, ultimately led him to lose the championship by 10 points to Vikash Anand.

Anand, Tharani to duel for MRF F1600 crown

The 2016 season of MRF F1600 will culminate in Chennai this weekend, with Vikash Anand and Karthik Tharani set to engage in a feisty duel for the title.

Tharani eyes future in F4 and touring cars

Reigning MRF F1600 champion Karthik Tharani will prioritise single-seaters for now but has an eye on international touring car championships for the future.

MRF Challenge a reality check for Indian drivers, says Tharani

Karthik Tharani believes intense competition from foreign drivers in MRF Challenge provided a brutal reality check for their Indian counterparts.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Anand dominates third race

Vikash Anand remained unchallenged during the third race of the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, winning the 10-lap race by a comfortable margin of 9.436s.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Tharani wins thrilling second race

Karthik Tharani won an emphatic second race of the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, as a number of drivers faltered during the 10 lap race.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Tharani wins opening race with ease

Defending champion Karthik Tharani took a comfortable victory in the opening race of the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, having started from the second on the grid.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Anand takes surprise pole

Vikash Anand took a surprise pole position during the second round of MRF F1600 in Chennai, being the only driver to dip in the 1:40s.

Chennai II MRF F1600: Tharani quickest in first practice

Dfending champion Karthik Tharani finished on top of the timing sheet in the opening practice session of the second round in the MRF F1600 championship.

MRF F1600 battle resumes in Chennai

The 2016 season of MRF F1600 resumes in Chennai this weekend, with four races constituting the second round of the championship.

Ebrahim, Chandhok felicitated at FMSCI award ceremony

Armaan Ebrahim, Indu Chandhok were among the host of Indian racers to be rewarded at the Federation of Motor Sport Club in India’s annual award ceremony in New Delhi.

MRF Challenge season review: Fittipaldi’s consistency key to title

Pietro Fittipaldi’s consistency in the 2015-16 MRF Challenge championship proved crucial for the Brazilian to clinch the title in the season finale in Chennai.

Tharani cruises to victory in second F1600 race

Karthik Tharani completed a clean sweep in the first round of MRF F1600, winning the second race from fourth on the grid in Chennai.

Tharani beats Reddy to MRF F1600 pole

Karthik Tharani’s strong form in practice continued in qualifying as he took pole position for the first round of MRF F1600 in Chennai.

Tharani stays on top in second F1600 practice

Defending Champion Karthik Tharani remained on top in the second MRF F1600 practice session in Chennai, pipping Anindith Reddy by five hundredths of a second.

Tharani tops opening F1600 practice

Defending champion Karthik Tharani topped the opening practice session of MRF F1600 in Chennai, beating Arjun Narendran by nearly nine tenths of a second.

Chennai MRF Challenge: Newey tops first practice, Schumacher fourth

Harrison Newey led the opening practice at the season finale of the MRF Challenge at Madras Motor Race Track as Mick Schumacher finished fourth on his debut.

17 drivers announced for F1600 season opener

MRF released the entry list for 2016 F1600 championship, with 17 drivers going head-to-head in the first round at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai this weekend.

MMSC hands scholarship to 16 drivers for F1300 and F1600

The Madras Motor Sport Club has given scholarship to eight drivers for the 2016 Formula LGB 1300 series and eight for the senior MRF Formula 1600 championship.

Abu Dhabi MRF Challenge: Dennis finishes on top beating Fittipaldi

Jake Dennis stays on top in the second practice session of the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 at the Yas Marina circuit, beating fellow F3 driver Pietro Fittipaldi.

Abu Dhabi MRF Challenge: Dennis leads first practice

European F3 racer Jake Dennis led the way in the opening MRF Challenge Formula 2000 practice session at the Yas Marina circuit.

Matsushita, Fittipaldi, Newey headline MRF Challenge entry list

The fourth season of the FIA-sanctioned India-based MRF Challenge championship kicks off at the Yas Marina circuit this weekend, with several big names confirmed for the opener.

Tharani happy with his international debut

Chennai-based Karthik Tharani notched up a fantastic performance in his international racing debut last weekend at Shanghai International circuit in the Volkswagen Polo GTI Cup China.

Tharani to make his international racing debut

The 2015 National Racing Champion, Karthik Tharani will make his international racing debut, when he competes in the Volkswagen Polo GTI Cup in China, this weekend.

Prasad wins race one of JK Tyre weekend

Starting third in the first race of the JK Tyre weekend, Vishnu Prasad took a commanding win over polesitter Krishnaraj Mahadik.

Review: Close MRF title battle; Tharani victorious

The 2015 season of MRF FF1600 culminated in Chennai last weekend, with Karthik Tharani lifting the winner’s trophy on his home turf. A deeper analysis of the season shows how the momentum shifted between Tharani and his chief rival Goutham Parekh.

Tharani relishes the MRF title

Karthik Tharani was crowned the 2015 National Racing Champion after clinching the title in the final weekend of the championship at his home circuit in Chennai.

'So close, yet so far' as Parekh ends second best

The 2015 National Racing Championship's runner-up Goutham Parekh lost the title by only six points but more importantly, it was the manner in which he lost, affected the Indian driver, the most.

Parekh wins final race; Tharani crowned champion

A bittersweet victory for Goutham Parekh in the final race of the National Racing Championship as Karthik Tharani, having finished second was crowned the champion of the FF1600 season.

Tharani wins Race 1 after collision with Parekh

A dramatic finish in the first race of the National Racing Championship finale at Madras Motor Race Track saw Karthik Tharani winning the race and heading into the final race with a 13 points lead.

Tharani grabs crucial pole ahead of Parekh

The championship battle intensified after Karthik Tharani clinched pole for the first race of the National Racing Championship's weekend at Madras Motor Race Track.

Who will be crowned National Racing champion?

The fifth and final round of the MRF FF1600 will take place at Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai this weekend.

Rabindra bounces back to win final race of Coimbatore weekend

Akhil Rabindra notched his second victory of the JK Tyre Racing Championship weekend in Coimbatore on Sunday, beating defending champion Vishnu Prasad to the line.

Prasad wins race two; Rabindra penalised

Defending champion Vishnu Prasad took a popular win in the second JK Tyre FB02 race of the weekend in Coimbatore, after pole sitter Akhil Rabindra was penalised for a jump start.

Narendran wins race two; Parekh leads the championship

Arjun Narendran won the race two at the Madras Motor Race Track as Goutham Parekh took over the lead of the championship with one round to go.

'Best' start of my life in Race 1 says Parekh

Goutham Parekh takes the lead of the National Racing Championship after winning the race one on Sunday at the Madras Motor Race Track.

'Good' Saturday says Tharani after ending the day on top

The National Racing Championship's fourth round kicked off at the Madras Motor Race Track on Saturday in Chennai with Karthik Tharani ending on top which included pole position.

Momentum with Tharani; on pole

There is not stopping the championship leader Karthik Tharani as he clinched pole for race one of the National Racing Championship's fourth round in Chennai.

Tharani tops Saturday morning practice

Championship leader Karthik Tharani topped the morning practice on Saturday in the fourth round of the National Racing Championship in Chennai.

MRF FF1600 action resumes in Chennai

The fourth round of the National Racing Championship will take place this weekend at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai.

Tharani happy to come out victorious after a gripping Race 2

The MRF 1600 leader Karthik Tharani had to fight hard to keep his place from rival Goutham Parekh under conditions far from ideal at Coimbatore in the third round.

Tharani holds Parekh to win a thrilling Race 2

Championship leader Karthik Tharani won the Race 2 of MRF 1600 weekend at Coimbatore in an exciting finish under wet conditions ahead of Goutham Parekh.

Parekh wins Race 1; maiden podium visit for Ram

Goutham Parekh remained calm under wet conditions to take the winning honours in Race 1 of the MRF 1600 weekend on Sunday, ahead of 18-year old Tejas Ram.

All set for Round 3 of MRF 1600 championship

Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore will host the third round of the National Racing Championship as the fight for the title rages on, in a three-way battle.