Overall honour for Adnaan
Local boy Adnaan Ahamed from KAT Racing was the winner of Rally De Mangaluru, the round 2 of MRF Mogrip FMSCI 2W National Rally Championship 2022 promoted by God speed held around Panja within the Rubber, Palm and Arcanut plantation organised by Ace Events. The two stages at Sree Shetra Panja close to Shree Shetra Kukke Subramanya namely Panjabeedu 9.5kms which was cut down by about 600mts due to dampness caused by heavy rains overnight and Karikala of 4.6kms run four times in the same direction accumulating to over 50kms of special stage. The rally for the second consecutive time was held under unseasonal rains. The last minute cropping up of technical issues raised by the federation on the external fuel pump fitting , which wasn't possible to do it within the short notice period, as it was a back to back round, the Petronas TVS Racing team decided to pull out from this round as the talks which went on upto late night between the team, technical delegate and the technical commission failed to resolve the issue, inspite of being allowed in the season opener. This let the ground open up for privateers on a dramatic day of slush and action.
Adnaan Ahamed from Mangaluru riding a Hero Xpulse with a total time of 58:11.981sec and dominating the first four stages was the winner, Sathyaraj Arumugam from Hero Motosports riding a Hero Xpulse finished second with 36sec difference, his teammate Yuva Kumar from Bengaluru was further slower by two seconds and managed to hold on to the podium. The front runner and route opener Sharath Mohan riding a Husqvarna FE450 from Kerala just recovered from shoulder injury during the previous season was not at his best in the first four stages and he had also brushed against a tree in the second stage and lost over one minute. In the remaining four stages he was the fastest, but with further over 2sec difference had to miss the podium and finish fourth, Karan Kumar M from Coimbatore also riding a Hero Impulse was further slower by 33sec to finish fifth, Sinan Francis from Kerala with 1min 11sec difference was sixth.
SuperBike Expert Group 1A, Sharath Mohan from Mallapuram was the winner of the class, while the Kerala rider Sinan Francis riding a KTM 450EXCF finished second with a difference of 1min 44sec, Asad Khan from Chikkamagaluru riding a TVS Apache was 3min 57sec slower to complete the podium. Tanika Shanbhag from Satara riding a Husqvarna TE 350 the lady rider who decided to be part of the main stream and compete with men finished fourth with a further difference of 1min 16sec, Jatin Jain from Nagpur riding on a KTM 450EXCF managed to finish fifth with a further difference of 48sec.
Supersport 130 Group B, Anoop Manjappa from Bengaluru riding a Honda Stunner was the winner of the class with a total time of 1hr 11min 52.473secc, rider form Kottayam Chalass K Bose riding a Honda Stunner was slower by 1min 57sec to secure second position, Sudarshan B from Chikkamagaluru riding a Yamaha Gladiator finished third with a further difference of 1min 2sec. Missed the podium with a difference of 5min 41sec in spite of twice gear lever getting stuck and having a fall was Dilip Raj from Chikkamagaluru riding a Honda 130, Vinoth Kumar S from Erode riding a Honda Stunner finished fifth with a further difference of 11min 33sec, as Raj Bharath from Bengaluru finished in sixth position.
Super sport 165 Group B, Kottayam rider Ajin Abraham riding a Hero Impulse, began the season from this round after missing the season opener at Chikkamagaluru, he with a total time of 1hr:05min 22.886sec was the topper of the class, Francis PV winner of round 1 from Chikkamagaluru riding an Hero Impulse finished second with a difference of 1min 35sec, the rider from Coimbatore Sasi Kumar K riding a Hero Impulse managed to complete the podium with a further 9sec difference. Shabuddin Sayed from Goa with 1min 22sec further deficit missed the podium to finish fourth, Goutham Rao from Bengaluru finished fifth and Salman Khan from Chikkamagaluru was sixth in the finish order.
Supersport 260 Group B, Adnaan from Mangaluru was the winner of the class, he managed to win with a difference of 36sec over Sathyaraj from Hero Motosports the second finisher, Yuva Kumar his teammate finished third with two seconds difference, Karan Kumar M from Coimbatore riding a Hero Xpulse finished fourth, Arun T from Tumkur riding a Hero Xpulse managed to finish fifth, Pavan BK from Bengaluru finished sixth.
Super sport 400 Group B, Hansraj Saikia from Guwahati riding a KTM Duke in his second INRC season managed to win the class with a total time of 1hr 11min 51sec including 1min Liaison penalties, this stands to be his second podium in this season, Amogh Nag from Bengaluru riding a KTM390 had his maiden podium in season two with a difference of 3min 11sec which included 2min of Liaison penalties, Vinit Sharma from Indore also riding KTM DUKE 390 finished third with a further difference of 4min 27sec. Ashwin Anantharaju from Bengaluru finished fourth with a difference of 8min 48sec with the leader. Mohammed Zaheer from Bengaluru started experiencing electrical issues in his bike but managed to reach the service and there it couldn't start had to pull out, Akhand Pratap Singh from Uttarakhand after being the fastest in stage one, started losing pace and in the stage 6 had to withdraw.
Supersport 500 Group B, all the riders were on a Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Bengaluru rider Naresh VS dominated the class right from the first stage and held on to the lead with a total time of 1hr 13min 16.106sec he clinched the class, Arun Joy from Cochin was 4min 12sec slower and had to settle for second position, Abhijeet Sarkar from Bengaluru was further slower by 28min 28sec to be on the podium in third position. Jeemon Antony had to pull out in the stage 4 for mechanical issues.
Ladies class Group B, U Fazeela from Kochi returned back to INRC this season after a span of two years topped the podium with a total time of 1hr 26min 51.367sec, this being her second podium this season. Apoorva B a localite was on the podium for the second time this season for the second position finish with a difference of 9min 50sec, Deeksha Srivastava from Pune was further slower by 1hr 19min to finish third. All the top three riders were on a Hero Impulse, Priyanka Dutta from Pune riding a Hero Xpulse was unable to complete due to electrical issues in the stage four.
Scooter upto 210cc Group B, Pinkesh Thakkar riding an Aprilia SR 150 from Aprilia JB Racing finished on top with a total time of 1hr 25min 32.419sec, Goutham N from Bengaluru riding a TVS NTORQ finished second with a difference of 55seconds, Muzaffar Ali from Aprilia JB Racing riding a Aprilia SR125 finished third with 7min 36sec further difference. Subramanya T from Bengaluru riding a TVS NTORQ dropped out in the third stage.
Superstock upto 450 Group D, the podium was dominated by Bengaluru riders on a Hero Xpulse 200, Suchith Kumar Reddy was the topper with a total time of 1hr 17min 22.079sec, Vivek Vijayan was slower by 6min 19sec and had to settle for second position, Safwan Hussain was further slower by 9min 48sec to complete the podium. Siddartha Wodeyar missed the podium with a margin of 3min 34sec. Govindappa Raju in fifth stage, Sampath Gowda in fourth stage and Mohan Rao G Thorat in the final stage had to pull out due to mechanical issues.