Buddh Euro JK: Reddy extends advantage with Race 2 win, Shanmugam hits trouble

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Buddh Euro JK: Reddy extends advantage with Race 2 win, Shanmugam hits trouble
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Anindith Reddy extended his lead in the drivers' standings with a conclusive victory in the second Euro JK race of the Indian Formula BMW series at the Buddh International Circuit.

Podium: race winner Anindith Reddy, second place Nayan Chatterjee, third place Akhil Rabindra
Anindith Reddy car detail
Anindith Reddy
Hot JK Tyre girls
Indian flag detail
Chittesh Mandody
Atmosphere on the starting grid
Manav Sharma and Chittesh Mandody
Anindith Reddy

As the lights went out, Ananth Shanmugam made a jump start to take the race lead from the front-row, breezing past pole-sitter Reddy.

Although it was evident that Shanmugam will be handed a drive through penalty for the aforementioned offence, Reddy wasted no time in repassing the Singapore-based driver at turn 4 to reclaim the lead of the race.

The 2015 Vento Cup winner then went on to take his second win of the weekend, further asserting his authority in the standings ahead of the final two races on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Chatterjee benefited from Shanmugam's misery to finish only 0.527s behind in second, with guest racer Akhil Rabindra coming through the field to claim the final spot on the podium.

Behind, Dhruv Mohite was fourth, ahead of Rabindra’s British F3 rival Krishnaraaj Mahadik. Chittesh Mandody was classified sixth, ahead of pilot-cum-racer Ajay Kini.

Meanwhile, Shanmugam recovered from the penalty to finish eighth, but his championship hopes have severely dampened with his rivals finishing first and second respectively.

F4 SEA racer Mohammed Nalwalla was the last of the classified finishers in ninth, while Ricky Donison, Akash Gowda and Manav Sharma all retired from the race.

Race 2 Results:

Pos

Driver

Gap

1

Anindith Reddy

-

2

Nayan Chatterjee

0.527s

3

Akhil Rabindra

8.462s

4

Dhruv Mohite

10.925s

5

Krishnaraaj Mahadik

11.931s

6

Chittesh Mandody

20.911s

7

Ajay Kini

23.967s

8

Ananth Shanmugam

29.652s

9

Mohammed Nalwalla

+1 lap

Ret

Ricky Donison

-

Ret

Akash Gowda

-

Ret

Manav Sharma

-

 

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