Greater Noida, Chennai’s Vishnu Prasad and Bengaluru’s Syed Muzammil Ali demonstrated nerves of steel to emerge as heroes at the JK Tyre Festival of Speed here on Sunday.
Vishnu of MSport pipped his friend, teammate and rival Raghul Rangaswamy to the crown in the Formula LGB-4 category of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship.
Going into the final day with 73 points apiece, Vishnu and Raghul knew that, for once, they didn’t have to chase victory; they just had to finish ahead of the other to claim the championship.
But true to their reputation, they went all out, providing for a thrilling race, with Vishnu winning in dramatic fashion. Raghul finished third to take the second position in the championship.
The Suzuki Gixxer Cup too followed the script of the season with Syed Muzammil Ali and Tanay Gaikwad locked in one last fight. Tanay, however, began with a huge disadvantage following a DNF on Saturday.
He began from the back of the grid and valiantly fought his way up but could only manage a third-place finish to settle for the second position in the championship.
Muzammil, who had an overnight 2-point lead, made sure that he hit the post ahead of Tanay to clinch the Cup.