Shahan wins JK Tyre National Karting Championship

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Chennai’s Ryan, Bengaluru’s Ishaan claim Junior and Micro Max titles

Bengaluru, August 25: Agra’s Shahan Ali Mohsin continued his golden run in Indian motorsports, winning the 2019 JK-Tyre FMSCI National Karting Championship here on Sunday.

Sitting on a pretty lead at the start of the fifth and final round, young Shahan (MSport) drove safely to grab the third position in the pre-finals and the second in the finals to garner 52 points. It was enough to swell his tally to 435 for a comfortable win in the Senior Max category.

His team-mate Amir Sayed from Kothagiri, Tamil Nadu too collected 50 points but that left him way behind with 398 points. The third position was taken by Manav Sharma (Faridabad; Peregrine) with 339 points.

Another MSport driver Vishnu Prasad (Chennai), who entered the fray only in Round 3, was the star of the day, winning both the day’s races. He had to be content with the fourth position in the championship though.

In the Junior Max category too, MSport reigned supreme, with Mohammed Ryan (Chennai) topping the charts with a total of 402 points. He too had an ordinary day, picking up just 49 points with two fourth-place finishes.

Bengaluru’s Rohaan Madesh (Peregrine) took the third position in the pre-finals but slipped to the eighth place in the finals to settle for 45 points. It gave him a total of 392 championship points, missing the crown by just 10 points. Abhay M of Birel Art won the third position overall.

In the Micro Max, Ishaan Madesh (Bengaluru; Peregrine) maintained his unbeaten run through the season, winning the last two races too. He took the title with a comfortable 30-point lead, with the equally consistent Jagrat Detroja (Morbi, Gujarat; Peregrine) and local boy Anshul Sai Shivakumar (Birel) cornening the second and third positions.

About JK Tyre Motorsport:

JK Tyre has been closely associated with the world of motorsports for almost three decades back. The company laid down a long term plan to popularise and promote the sport in the country. Its first target was to change the notion that this was a sport for the elite. So it packaged and redesigned it in a spectator-friendly way, drawing the masses to the sport.

We then endeavoured to spot, nurture and sharpen the drivers to turn them into world champions. With this goal in mind, we conceptualized the JK Tyre National Racing Champion in 1997. Our efforts started paying dividends in just a few years’ time, with the likes of Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandok going all the way to the F1 rung, the highest level of single-seat racing in the world.

Since then, a number of stars emerged, including Armaan Ebrahim, the Maini brothers (Kush and Arjun), Anindith Reddy Konda, amongst many others.

Before all this, JK Tyre had a successful stint in rallying too, conquering the scene in the early 90s. At the same time, gradually, we moved on to various disciplines, including cross-country rallying and off-roading, leaving a mark in each of them with their unique and innovative ways.

JK Motorsports is also very proud of the role it has played in bringing women into motorsports in a big way. Apart from encouraging them to get into the sport through kartingas kids, we also gave them opportunities in various national championships.

Last year was particularly rewarding for us as an All-Women Racing team was introduced for the first time in the LGB 4 category. In addition, we also undertook various other initiatives to encourage them to try motorsports, even if for fun to begin with.

We tied up with the Young Women’s Wing of FICCI to conduct the YFLO Power Drive, a TSD Event for their lady members. The event saw more than 100 ladies participating in the event and driving all the way to Manesar from Delhi.

We also associated with the Times Group and executed the JK Tyre Times Women’s Drive, North with as many as 300 ladies taking part in this FMSCI approved TSD Drive from Delhi to Chandigarh.

We also had the Rally to the Valley, again only for women, which was another major hit. Over 300 women participated in it, driving from Mumbai to Lonavla. The entire route saw spectators line up as the ladies, in their decorated cars and fancy attires, raced in their quest for mega prizes.

To supplement JK Tyre’s entry into the two-wheeler market, the JKNRC hosted the Suzuki Gixxer Cup and the Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup categories and saw enthusiastic participation from across the country.

Today, the company is synonymous with motorsports, and even more so with racing, creating a lot of goodwill for the brand. Right from budding racers to accomplished drivers in the country, everybody owes their rise and success to JK Tyre.

For further information, please contact:

Neha Tiwary

Chief Manager-Corporate Communication

JK Tyre & Industries Limited

[email protected]

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