Jordan King continued to show why he is a star of the future with an emphatic win in at the Sidvin Festival of Speed at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on Saturday December 1st 2012. This was King's second win in a row after his fantastic run in Race 2 of Round 1 in October where the MRF Challenge 2012 ran as a support race to the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. Powering ahead of the field he left both second place finisher Conor Daly of USA and reigning Formula 2 champion Luciano Bacheta from the UK in his wake.
In the morning the circuit was abuzz when it was announced that India's most successful Rally driver, Gaurav Gill, would be participating in the weekends races. Unfortunately for both him and the Indian racing enthusiasts, he had to retire on the first lap itself. Starting from pole position in the 18 car grid, the UK-based King lost his position at the front of the pack briefly, only to power ahead of Bacheta and come home a winner.
Luciano Bacheta stood a good chance to finish second but a tactical maneuver which saw him running wide on the turn resulted in him being overtaken by Conor Daly. Daly came in second with Bacheta rounding off the top three positions. The Indian flag also fluttered quite proudly with Parth Ghorpade and Parthiva Sureshwaren finishing eighth and ninth respectively.