Hyderabad: Defending champion Anindith Reddy of Hyderabad swept both his races on the opening day of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Saturday in Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) to take a massive jump towards his second consecutive Euro JK 17 title.
Sai Rahil Pillarisetty (from Hyderabad), Israel Vanlalhruaizela and Lal Nunsanga (both of Aizawl) took full advantage of the home conditions to take all the three podium places in the Asian Road Racing Championship, a new addition to the championship.
Anindith Reddy was in regal form in the Euro JK 17, winning both his races with more than four seconds to spare. He notched up an amazing average speed of 148 kmph in Race 2 to leave the field gasping, despite the reverse grid coming into play.
In the first race too, he was equally imperious, although he later conceded that he was struggling with the car in the first four laps. “I was cautious in the beginning, especially with Vishnu and Nayan breathing down my neck. But by the fourth lap I got into my groove,” Anindith said.