Former National champions Satish Gopalakrishnan and Savera D’Souza won the ‘Rally of Jaypore’, the second round of the third edition of the FMSCI-Indian National TSD Rally Championship, here, on Sunday. It was the second straight victory for the husband-wife combination from Bangalore in both the overall and Expert classes of the the championship, following their victory in the opening round in Chikmagalur earlier this month. Srikanth G Murthy (co driver M Chandrashekar) of Team Tata Motors came second, followed by defending National champions KP Karthik Maruthi and Sankar Anand.
The Stock class was won by Bangalore’s Chidananda Murthy and navigator BS Sujith Kumar of Team Tata Motors, who are chasing a third straight National title in this category.Cheshta Sood and Deepali Gupta of Dune Adventures took the top spot in the all-ladies Pro Stock class.
The third round of the nine-round championship will be held in Bengaluru on August 16 and 17.
Final official classification (Privateers unless team mentioned in brackets):
Overall: 1. Satish Gopalakrishnan/Savera D’Souza, 2. Srikanth G Murthy/M Chandrashekar (Team Tata Motors), 3. KP Karthik Maruthi/Sankar Anand, 4. Sachin Singh/M Prakash, 5. SK Asgar Ali/MK Md Mustafa.
Pro Expert: 1. Satish Gopalakrishnan/Savera D’Souza, 2. Srikanth G Murthy/M Chandrashekar (Team Tata Motors), 3. KP Karthik Maruthi/Sankar Anand, 4. Sachin Singh/M Prakash, 5. SK Asgar Ali/MK Md Mustafa.
Pro Stock: 1. Chidananda Murthy/BS Sujith Kumar (Team Tata Motors), 2. Saurav Chatterjee/Ashoke Kumar Basu, 3. BV Ravindra Kumar/M Kumar, 4. Philip Baklin/David Sharon.
Pro Stock Ladies: 1. Cheshta Sood/Deepali Gupta (Dune Adventures), 2. Minaxi Purohit/Nupur Jangu (Dune Adventures), 3. Vaneeta Kang/Poonam Das (Team Tata Motors), 4.Parul Airen/Meenakshi John (Team Tusker).