TVS Racing takes honours at the round 1 of the 2006 MRF National Supercross
C. Vijaykumar of TVS Racing takes honours at the round 1 of the 2006 MRF National Supercross, Pune
May 14, 2006 Pune: 3 times national champion C Vijaykumar of TVS Racing called the shots at the first round of 2006 season of the MRF National Supercross held here in the floodlit Deccan College Ground, Pune in the presence of over 10,000 crowd.
Vijaykumar on his TVS 125X earned the maximum 40 points after he emerged victorious in the both motos of the prestigious foreign open class and earned the well-deserved 'rider of the day'. It was not that he did not have any challenge! The 16-year-old wonder boy Karan Kadam, again from TVS Racing on TVS 125X, posed a serious threat to Vijaykumar right till the chequered flag. In the first moto, Vijaykumar gained the initial lead but before the completion of the 2nd lap Karan Kadam raced ahead stylishly at a triple jump. Karan held on the lead position for another 2 laps till he was caught in a tangle with Vijaykumar who was behind his back chasing. Then it was no looking back for Vijaykumar till the end of the race. Karan followed closely to become second and the local lad Yogesh Barguje on his Honda CR 450 became a third.
The second moto saw repeat results of the first moto with the top three winners being the same. This time too Karan Kadam posed a serious threat to Vijaykumar. It will be interesting to watch the next round when the reigning champion C S. Santosh is expected to join the race. Santosh could not make it to this round of the supercross due to a collarbone injury.
The group B Indian Experts upto 150 CC 2-Stroke saw a clear winner in C. Vijaykumar of TVS Racing on his TVS Shaolin. Behind him were Austin F Aluares in the Yamaha RX135 and R Raja on Yamaha RX 100 who were second and third respectively.
In the stock class of vehicles or in other words motorcycles without any modification; C. D Jinan of TVS Racing proved his class once again by taking honours in the Indian Experts Group D 80 CC to 110 CC on his TVS Victor. In the Indian Experts Group D 125 CC to 160 CC class Pradeep HK of TVS Racing on his TVS Fiero raced ahead of others to cap the top spot. TVS Racing dominated both these races with all the three podium positions going to the team.
In the Novice class upto 150 cc; Joshua Pramod of TVS Racing in his Shogun, inspite of having two falls, fought it out to win the top spot.
The local class saw some interesting fight between various talented and upcoming riders. But it was Vishal Barguje on his TVS Shaolin who led the pack with an easy lead. Sunil Mohite and Snehal Chavan came close 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In the Intermediate class of foreign open for privateers local lad Yogesh Barguje won with ease. The only serious threat to him was Eeshan Lokhande who did well too.