KY Ahmed and Jagan Kumar miss podium in TVS Asia One Make Championship
Double for Vorapong, KY Ahmed misses podium twice, Jagan scales up from last and crashes in final lap aiming for third.
Race1, never went on well for Jagan as he had to start 13th for missing the practise. KY Ahmed started from P5, Deepak Ravi Kumar started from P6 and Jagan Kumar started 13th. In the very first lap Deepak lost two places, while Jagan managed to gain two places and by the end of first lap he was in 11th position. Ahmed gained one position and was running fourth in the very next lap and Deepak lost further two places and was in 13th position, as time went on Ahmad started losing ground. With three more laps left, Ahmed slipped one position and he was continuously trying to regain his position but was unsuccessful, with about .300th of a second he missed the podium and finished fifth. Jagan was consistently running tenth and Deepak in 13th, with two laps left there was a crash in the front and both the riders were one position up, In the final lap Jagan finished up in 8th and Deepak finished 11th. Vorapong Malahuan finished on top followed by Watcharin Tubtimon in second and Fugo Tanaka finished in third position.
The gird position in race2 was the same, just after start Ahmed gained one position and Jagan gained two positions, while Deepak slided down by six positions. While Jagan climbed one position up, Ahmed lost one place and was fourth, the positions remained unchanged in the fourth lap, but Ahmed in couple of occasion lost one place and regained. Ahmed on a left hander once again came back to third and Deepak was in 11th position, in the fifth lap Ahmed lost about seven places and landed in 10th position and Jagan was aiming for podium as he had climbed to 7th position, with two more laps left Jagan was comfortable in fourth position and in couple of occasion tried to overtake and had to pull back, in the final stages of the race he had contact while overtaking and crashed. Finally Vorapong Malahuan finished on top his second this round, Fugo Tanaka finished second and Watcharin Tubtimon finished third, Ahmed finished in sixth position, Deepak was tenth and Jagan did not finish.
Speaking on this momentous occasion, Mr Vimal Sumbly, Head Business - Premium, TVS Motor Company said, “After dominating national championships across formats, TVS Racing has now made India proud on the global motorsports map by successfully concluding the first edition of TVS Asia One Make Championship (OMC) in Thailand. I am thrilled to announce that our TVS Asia OMC RR 310 clocked an astonishing 211.2 km/h, breaking its very own previous record by 9 km/h, helping us set the fastest lap time of 1:50.850 at the Chang International Circuit. This incredible feat on a global level is indeed a testament to the team’s constant efforts to enhance its technological capabilities and maintain its undisputed leadership in the two-wheeler motorsports arena. I would like to congratulate the entire team for this unparalleled accomplishment and wish them all the best for the next year’s edition.