Polo R Cup: Rahil and Jeffrey victorious

Polo R Cup: Rahil and Jeffrey victorious

23rd Jul 2013 5:46 am

Noorani started from pole for race one while Kruger came through the field from seventh on the grid to win race two.

The season opener of the Volkswgen Polo R Cup 2013 got off to a scroching start at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. Rahil Noorani clinched the first pole position of the season, and went on to complete a perfect lights to flag win the opening race of the weekend.

Finishing a close second was Jeffrey John Kruger - the South African being the only foreign driver on the grid this year. Kruger had qualified second on Saturday and couldn't challenge pole sitter Rahil in the first race, ultimately finishing a close second.

Kruger did make amends in race two though, charging through the pack and into the lead on the opening lap despite having started seventh due to reversed grid. Rahil, who had started one grid spot behind, also managed to tag along but couldn't show the pace he had in race one. After a long duel, he was relieved of second place by Prashanth Tharani in the final laps and settled for third, with Kruger winning by a comfortable margin.

Results

Volkswagen Polo R Cup, Round 1, Kari Speedway

Race 1:

1

Rahil Noorani (Mumbai)

1:15.100

14:26.151

-

2

Jeffrey Kruger (Johannesburg)

1:15.400

14:28.820

+2.669

3

Prashant Tharani (Chennai)

1:15.746

14:35.441

+9.290

Race 2:

1

Jeffrey Kruger (Johannesburg)

1:14.918

19:10.815

-        

2

Kartik Tharani (Chennai)

1:15.419

19:15.294

+4.479

3

Rahil Noorani (Mumbai)

1:15.544

19:18.476

+7.661


 

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