According to early information reaching here, the couple was returning home when its BMW rammed into a roadside tree on the Santhome High Road in Chennai. The car burst into flames and the duo got charred to death.
National racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife died in a car crash!
“It’s a sad day for motorsports,” FMSCI president Akbar Ebrahim tweeted. “I knew Ashwin since he was an infant and I saw him excel in all formats of the sport. May his and his wife’s soul rest in peace,” he added, expressing his sorrow on behalf of the fraternity.
Thirty-one-year-old Ashwin took to racing early in his life and won many titles in his illustrious career. In 2006, he was adjudged Champion of Champions in India after winning the 115cc 4-stroke and 150cc 4-stroke titles. As recently as in 2012 and 2013 he became the country’s undisputed F4 champion as well.