2010 marks the year of debut for the Polo Cup in India which is made up of 6 race weekends. The 1st race of the Volkswagen-JK Tyre Polo Cup 2010 took place in Pune earlier in the month of May in a street race format. The 2nd race of this event will take place today at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.
The qualifying round was topped by Vishnu Prasad from Chennai who clocked a best time of 1:15.811. The second place was conquered by Saran Vikram with a best lap time of 1:16.045. The second row of the grid was completed with Sahil Shelar and Karthik Shankar on 3rd and 4th position with a best lap time of 1:16.544 and 1:16.671 respectively.
“I am really excited about getting Pole Position here at Kari Motor Speedway. The track was really great and with the Race Polo, I was able to drive at a good, consistent speed through the qualifying laps. Now my focus is to capitalise on this Pole Position in order to win the race tomorrow,” said Vishnu Prasad with an intention of winning Pole Position. Saran Vikram who qualified second said, “I knew that I had qualified for the race, but was awaiting the final line-up announcement. Now that I have got myself a position on the 1st row of the starting grid, I will put in my best efforts to win the race.”
Results of the qualifiers:
The current driver standings after the 1st race of Polo Cup India 2010 in Pune are as below: