Buddh Euro JK: Reddy recovers from poor start to make it four in a row

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Buddh Euro JK: Reddy recovers from poor start to make it four in a row
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Newly-crowned Euro JK champion Anindith Reddy recovered from a slow start to win the final race of the Indian Formula BMW series season at the Buddh International Circuit.

Anindith Reddy car detail
Ricky Donison
Manav Sharma and Chittesh Mandody
Krishnaraaj Mahadik
Akhil Rabindra
Anindith Reddy
Manav Sharma
Nayan Chatterjee
Chittesh Mandody

The Hyderabad-based driver had a poor getaway from pole, dropping to third behind Krishnraaj Mahadik, while fellow front-row starter Akhil Rabindra took the race lead.

Meanwhile, Dhruv Mohite stalled on the grid, leading to an oil spillage and subsequently a lengthy safety car period for the marshals to clear the track.

When the race resumed, Reddy quickly passed Mahadik for second on the long straight, before starting to chase down Rabindra.

On Lap 7, the Reddy pulled out of Rabindra’s slipstream at the back straight, diving down the inside of the British F3 racer to take the lead.

He then went on to take his seventh win of the year, capping off the season with a clean sweep of races in the final round of 2016.

"It is fantastic," said an elated Reddy after the race. "I had a bad start, but recovered [from it] and the car felt really good then on.

"I managed to pass Mahadik and Rabindra in couple of laps and it was then to bring the car home. The pace was good, I am happy to end the season this way."

Meanwhile, Rabindra fended off a late challenge from Mahadik to secure second, the duo separated by just 0.142s at the chequered flag.

Behind, Ananth Shanmugam just finished outside of a podium spot in fourth, with Chittesh Mandody was classified a distant fifth.

Whereas, Ajay Kini finished less than a second adrift of Mandody in sixth, ahead of the fighting duo of Ricky Donison and Nayan Chatterjee.

Mohammed Nalwalla and Manav Sharma completed the Top 10, while Akash Gowda joined Mohite in the retirement list.

Race 4 Results:

Pos

Driver

Gap

1

Anindith Reddy

-

2

Akhil Rabindra

6.408s

3

Krishnaraaj Mahadik

6.550s

4

Ananth Shanmugam

7.267s

5

Chittesh Mandody

15.137s

6

Ajay Kini

15.909s

7

Ricky Donison

19.258s

8

Nayan Chatterjee

21.666s

9

Mohammed Nalwalla

21.777s

10

Manav Sharma

46.230s

DNF

Akash Gowda

-

DNF

Dhruv Mohite

-

 

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