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Nayan Chatterjee clinches 2nd consecutive JK Kart Open title

Snapshot: The young lad also clocked the fastest lap in all 10 races of the series.

Mumbai-based Nayan Chatterjee of Rayo Racing dominated all the five races in the senior category to lead the series with 50 points in the JK Tyre-MMS Kart Open Series and consequently, lifting the title for the second consecutive time. The young lad qualified on pole ahead of his team mate Brad Dias of Goa. The second and third places were snagged by Krishna Mahadik and Dhruv Mohite of Mohites Racing respectively.

Round 2, which comprised of 5 races got underway on Sunday and saw an exciting battle between the top four rivals, Nayan, Krishna, Brad and Dhruv. Race 1 was straightforward with Nayan leading all the way. In race 2 however, Nayan out-braked himself and fell back to the end of the pack. The Cello sponsored driver fought back well to finish the race in 4th position, while the Mohite Racing’s Krishna Mahadik of Kolhapur won the race. Race 3 saw Nayan starting in 4th position and finishing in 1st. Race 4 was once again, dominated by Krisha Mahadik. The 5th and the final race of Round 2 however, saw an exciting battle between Nayan and Krishna with Krishna leading most of the race. With 2 laps to go, Nayan made a superb move to grab the lead and held on to it, until the race finish.

In all, Nayan won 3 races out of 5 in Round 2 and yet, was able to defend his title and win the JK Tyre-MMS Kart Open for the second consecutive year. Furthermore, the young lad also clocked the fastest lap in all 10 races of the series. A happy Nayan said, “Along with my team, we were experimenting with our set-up through out the day. I am very happy with the result and I am thrilled to win this title for the 2nd year in a row. I would really like to thank my sponsors - Cello, for their support.” 

In other categories, Ricky Donison won the Junior title, while Yash Aradhya won the Micro category. 

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