Rajini Krishnan and Jagan Kumar picked up more wins in Round 2 of the 2021 INMRC.
Some of India’s leading motorcycle racers like Rajini Krishnan, Jagan Kumar and Rajiv Sethu continued to make a strong impression at Round 2 of the 2021 MRF MMSC Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) at the MMRT. However, several leading riders (including Krishnan and Sethu) were also involved in a crash over the weekend.
Having won both races in the opening round, Krishnan once again stamped his authority in the premier Prostock 301-400cc category in Round 2. He made his way up from a starting position of 6th place to win Race 1.
However, he couldn’t continue his dominant run in the next race as he crashed out on Lap 6 soon after making contact with TVS Racing’s Deepak Ravikumar. This allowed Anish Damodara Shetty to pick up his first win of the season.
Nevertheless, Krishnan continues to lead the standings with 75 points to Anish Shetty’s 63 points.
The Pro-Stock 165cc category saw TVS’ Jagan Kumar continuing his Round 1 dominance into this round, too. He emerged on top of his battle with Honda rider Rajiv Sethu to win Race 1.
Deepak Ravikumar secured his maiden win of the season after winning Race 2. Sethu was eyeing a possible win but crashed after making contact with fellow Honda racer Senthil Kumar on the last lap and could only recover to 9th place. This allowed Kumar to finish 2nd, handing TVS a 1-2 finish.
As a result, Kumar holds on to the championship lead with 93 points, well clear of Ravikumar who has 67 points in total.
Anfal Akdhar and Allwin Xavier scored hard-fought Novice Stock wins. Meanwhile, Ryhana Bee secured her second consecutive win the Girls Stock 165cc category. This season sees her return to racing after a year away due to an injury.