How Indians performed over the weekend (2-4 June)

Mahindra Racing returned empty handed from the Mugello Moto3 race, while three Indian riders scored points in the Japanese round of Asia Road Racing Championship.

How Indians performed over the weekend (2-4 June)

We review the performance of each Indian racer and team who was in action over the previous weekend.

Mahindra (Moto3 Mugello)
Mahindra (Moto3 Mugello)

Best finish: 17th

Mahindra Racing failed to score points in the sixth round of the 2017 Moto3 season in Mugello.

CIP’s Marco Bezzecchi finished as the Mahindra rider in 17th position, after gaining four places on the final lap.

Factory-supported Aspar riders Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Albert Arenas ran inside the top 15 for much of the duration, but dropped back towards the end of a slipstream-heavy race.

Dalla Porta eventually finished 19th while Arenas crashed out on the last lap.

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Karun Chandhok (Le Mans test day)
Karun Chandhok (Le Mans test day)

Result: 19th

Karun Chandhok took part in the official Le Mans test session on board Tockwith’s Ligier JS P217.

Along with teammates Philip Hanson and Nigel Moore, the 33-year-old finished 19th in the LMP2 class with a time of 3m34.385s.

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

Sarath Kumar (SuperSports 600cc Suzuka)
Sarath Kumar (SuperSports 600cc Suzuka)

Best finish: 14th

Competing in ARRC’s flagship Supersport 600cc category, Sarath Kumar finished 14th in Race 1 to score two points.

The second race, however, turned out to be a difficult affair for the Indian, who had to settle for 17th place.

Photo by: ARRC

KY Ahamed (Suzuki Asia Challenge Suzuka)
KY Ahamed  (Suzuki Asia Challenge Suzuka)

Best finish: Ninth

KY Ahamed made a rocketing start from 13th on the grid to end the first lap of Suzuki Asia Challenge in fourth place.

However, he gradually began to lose positions, eventually crossing the line in ninth.

Ahamed’s second race ended ended early in retirement after the he lost control at the final chicane and fell off the bike.

Photo by: ARRC

Prabhu Arunagiri (Suzuki Asia Challenge Suzuka)
Prabhu Arunagiri (Suzuki Asia Challenge Suzuka)

Best finish: 11th

Arunagiri made a slow start from third on the grid in the first Suzuki Asia Challenge race, dropping to eighth as a result.

While recovering lost ground, he fell off the bike and was unable to reach the chequered flag.

The second race of the flag brought much needed points for Arunagiri, who finished 11th after running as high as second at one point.

Photo by: ARRC

Sethu Rajiv (Asia Production 250cc Suzuka)
Sethu Rajiv (Asia Production 250cc Suzuka)

Best finish: 24th

Rajiv Sethu endured a difficult weekend in the ARRC’s Asia Production 250cc category.

The Rama Racing driver was well off the pace of the leaders, finishing the two races well outside the points in 28th and 24th places respectively,


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