The round 3 or the penultimate round of the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup Championship was hosted in Madras motor Race track and it saw Dhruv Mohite from Kolhapur taking the lead. Dhruv Mohite completed the race 3 with a lead of 7.2 seconds. The second lead is taken by Saurav Bandyopadhay from Mumbai followed by Shubhomoy Ball as he completed third. With completion of eight races, the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup Championship enters to the final round which is to be held in October this year at Buddh International Circuit. The BIC track will permit more fierce competitions between the cars at higher speeds. During the race the 2018 Volkswagen Ameo Cup cars will breach the 200 kmph mark finally bringing the rear wing in action for additional downforce.
Dhruv Mohite was in the lead of the race right from the start. The drivers had consumed all the tyres as this race was the last race of the weekend. Therefore, the drivers could not keep pace by running their cars on used tyres. However, Dhruv Mohite with every lap of 1.5 seconds over the course continued to lead the race. Saurav Bandyopadhay from Thane had faced issues with his brake sensor yet he managed to maintain his position following Dhruv Mohite. The competition for the second and third position was more exciting as three of them Saurav, Jeet and Anmol raced earlier. Three of them remained closer to eachother in the first few corners with Saurav coming to the lead and followed by Jeet. Subhamoy Ball too made a great progress in the course of the race and he finished third, taking his second podium of the day and the season.
After winning the round 3, Dhruv Mohite commented, “It has been a good weekend so far – first the pole position and now a win. I was focused on staying ahead and building a good gap in the first part of the race and I managed it successfully. In the second half, it was more about conserving the tyres and ensuring top position till chequered flag.”
Commenting on this Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India, said, “It is always exciting to see to drivers putting in such tight lap times. All our cars are built identical and have exact same performance. Therefore, it boils down to the drivers’ skills in the end and when you see such a close competition amongst them, you are sure that the series is moving is moving in the right, competitive direction.”
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