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26 Feb 2021, 06:13 HRS IST
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  • Stage set for National Drag Racing Championship final

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19:1 HRS IST

Chennai, Mar 24 (PTI) The finale of the 2016 MMSC FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship will be held at the refurbished MMRT track in Sriperumbudur near here this weekend.

For the first time, the National Drag Racing meet will be held at the MMRT track, which is being transformed into the country's only multi-event motorsport facility run by a club with provision to conduct events ranging from racing to karting to dirt track competitions.

In a press note, chairman of the Meet, Farhan Vohra said: 'At this weekend's races, we will be using state-of-the-art timing equipment imported from the USA.'

The spotlight would be on Bengaluru's Pratap Jayaram and National two-wheeler champion Jagan Kumar of TVS Racing (Chennai) in the Indian Open class among cars and bikes, respectively.

Meanwhile, in the event for the Superbikes, Mysuru's Rizwan Ahamed starts favourite, having won the previous round.

The two-day event beginning Saturday will be a two-tier affair comprising National Championship and support races for both bikes and cars. All four-stroke bikes fall into the National Championship category with the main events being the Indian Open (modified) and the Superbikes.

In the four-wheeler category, the Indian Open (modified) and the Unrestricted classes form the National Championship backed by support races.

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