News & events
News & events
MRF MMSC fmsci Indian National Racing Championship 2018 (4W) – Round 5
Sep 05, 2018
Chennai, September 5: The MRF MMSC fmsci Indian National Racing Championship
2018, is set for a grand and thrilling finale as the fifth and final round commences at the
MMRT here on Friday with titles up for grabs in all categories.
The busy weekend will also see races in Formula 4 South-East Asia Championship and
the Caterham 7 Asian Zonal Championship with drivers from Europe and Asia on the
Chairman of the Meet Vicky Chandhok said: “It has been a long season, starting in
February this year. We are pleased that the number of entries has shown a significant
upward trend, especially in MRF Formula 1600, Super Stock and the Formula LGB
1300. We are indebted to MRF Tyres who have added muscle in more ways than one to
our efforts to attract more youngsters to racing.
“This is the biggest positive for us at the MMSC apart from the appreciation we have
received from competitors and spectators alike for the upgrades we carried out at the
MMRT over the past one year. We plan to build on this to provide better and safer racing
environment as we go along.”
Of special interest would be the triple-header in the MRF Formula 1600 class where four
drivers – Raghul Rangasamy (134 points), Goutham Parekh (123), Sandeep Kumar
(115) and Ashwin Datta (110) – are in contention for for the championship with a
maximum of 75 points on offer.
The Championship winner will earn the right to contest in the Mazda Road To Indy shootout as
part of MMSC’s initiative to provide Indians an international platform to further their racing
careers. The shootout, whose winner is eligible for a scholarship of USD 200,000, will be held in
the United States later this year.