PUNE: The grand finale of MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship will be held on Republic Day at the ground near Passport office in Mundhwa area. The tourney has attracted around 110 entries in different classes.
Godspeed, Pune based company is the promoter of the championship which has got approval from FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) and FIM. Founder of the company Shyam Kothari, former international rider and national champion stated in a press release that every class has stiff competition for overall title, which will make every race more interesting. Freestyle stunts will be added attraction. The event will commence at 10 AM on 26th January. The concluding round had to be postponed due to unseasonal rains which lashed the city last year.
Previous five rounds were held in Coimbatore, Bangalore, Vadodara, Nasik and Goa, where almost ten thousand was the average turnout, which shows the growing popularity of supercross. The participation of riders, support of corporate companies and media is also increasing with each passing round.
The track will be technically demanding which will test the skill level of riders and also technical efficiency of bikes. Track with length of eight hundred meters will have 12 double jumps, a cut table top, one table top, whoop de doos, berms. Karymov Roman, Antonov Pavel, both from Russia are invited to perform FMX Feestyle MX stunts, which will be added attraction for the spectators.
MRF is the title sponsor with associate partners TVS, Sidvin, Vega & AXOR helmets, Panchshil, Monster Energy supporting the tourney.Jinan leader
Seasoned rider CD Jinan is the leader in Class 1. The Team TVS Racing rider with 166 points has taken sizeable lead over Yuvraj Konde Deshmukh of Ajmera Racing who has 128 points. Jinan won first two rounds and maintained consistent scores in the later rounds. However Yuvraj will give his best shot on the home track. Rugved Barguje, another promising rider from Pune is placed third with 124 points.
Yuvraj has all but sealed the Junior SX1 title in Class 8. He has won all five rounds, amassing 200 points in his kitty. Shlok Ghorpade of Satara is placed second with 134 points.
Shlok will have to do his best to grab Junior SX2 title in Class 9, where he is leading jointly with fello rider from Satara, Ikshan Shanbhag. Both riders have 175 points each. Jitendra Sangave of Ichalkaranji is on the third place with 163 points.
Other leaders are M Kalimohan of TVS racing (66 points) in Class 2. Kalimohan also has for double crown as he is leading with 81 points in Class 5.R Sabrish of Coimbatore has taken lead in Class 6 with 62 points. In Class 7 VM Mahesh is the leader with 169 points.
The Categories:SX 1 (Foreign Open, Group A, Two/Four Stroke, up to 250cc Two-Stroke and 500cc Four-Stroke SX 2 Foreign Open, Group A, Two/Four Stroke, up to 250cc Two-Stroke and 500cc Four-StrokeJunior SX, Group A/B/C/D up to 260ccIndian Expert Class, Group B, Two/Four Stroke, up to 260cc Indian Expert Class, Group C Two/Four Stroke, up to 260ccExpert Class, Group C, Two/Four Stroke, up to 260ccNovice Class, Group C, Two/Four Stroke, up to 260ccLocals Class
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