Jeffery Kruger wins Race 1 of Round 3 of Polo R Cup 2013

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Race Polos attacking C1 at the start of Race 1

Jeffrey Kruger capitalized on his pole position to maintain a gigantic lead throughout and finished the race by winning it. He put up a stellar performance yet again by winning with a lead of 10.970 second, claiming his 3rd win and 5th podium in 5 races of this season. Mumbai driver Rahil, started and finished 2nd, stood on the podium for the 4th time this season. The Chandigarh boy, Angad Singh Matharoo, who started 4th on the grid for this race, finally made it to the podium after finishing 4th for three times in the previous 4 races.

As soon as the race started, Jeffrey took off and never looked back. His racing line was perfect and with no competition he won easily. Rahil had an action-packed lap 1 when he was overtaken and lost 2 spots. He drove hard and within few seconds he reclaimed his 2ndposition and this time he maintained it till the end. Angad Singh Matharoo had his best race of the season. He had a good qualifying and started the race at the 4th position on the grid. His 2 years of Polo R Cup experience showed when he was able to move up to the 3rd spot during the race and successfully ward off competition that was vying for his place throughout the race. Surprisingly, in the past 4 races he had finished 4th, 3 times and only this time he made it to the podium.

Prithviraj Siddappa, Head of Motorsports, said, “The races on Buddh International Circuit are always special and exciting as this is a world-class Formula 1 track. The drivers are always looking forward to races here as the challenge and learning here is immense. Unlike last 2 rounds, this round comprises of 3 races where the second race will follow the reverse grid rule. For Race 3, the second best lap time of each driver from the qualifying session will be considered for the grid.

Jeffrey Kruger, winner of Race 1, commented, “I was on podium here at the Buddh International Circuit last year and it’s great to be back. Last 2 podium wins made me hungry to win the race this time. I was confident of winning the race after I clinched the pole position earlier in the day. I was able to maintain the distance between myself and the rest of the pack. I am hoping to be on the podium for the next 2 races to be held here at the F1 track as it has proved to be lucky for me so far.

Winners of Race 1 of Round 3 of Polo R Cup 2013

Race 1 result:

Pos.

Car No.

Driver Name (City)

Best Lap

Total Time

Gap

1

8

Jeffrey Kruger (Johannesburg)

2:32.013

20:15.281

8 laps

2

1Rahil Noorani (Mumbai)

2:32.218

20:26.251

10.970

3

2Angad Singh Matharoo (Chandigarh)

2:32.310

20:27.352

12.071

4

4Kartik Tharani (Chennai)

2:33.122

20:33.115

17.834

5

10Yatin Magu (New Delhi)

2:34.443

20:41:389

26.108

6

17Hanoosh Surapaneni (Hyderabad)

2:34.394

20:42.547

27.266

7

6

Lee Keshav Gupta (New Delhi)

2:34.663

20:44.402

29.121

8

7

Samarth Jaiswal (Mumbai)

2:34.704

20:46.908

31.627

9

18Niranjan Todkari (Aurangabad)

2:34.857

20:47.394

32.113

10

14Anshul Shah (Nagpur)

2:36.391

21:00.681

45.400

11

3M S Prince (New Delhi)2:35.69821:00.77545.494

12

20Gaurav Mehta (Pune)2:36.57521:03.82648.545

13

12Divijraj Thakran (Gurgaon)2:36.66721:08.04652.765

14

5Gowdham Raj (Coimbatore)

2:36.619

21:14.145

58.864

15

11Shivjeet Malik (Gurgaon)

2:37.489

21:16.927

1:01.646

16

21Adnan Lehry (Chennai)

2:36.717

21:18.568

1:03.287

1716Venkatesh Shreyas(Coimbatore)2:42.39921:54.7171:39.436
1815Tanmay Ugale (Pune)2:40.05220:42.613 (7 laps)
1923Rakesh Ramkunar (Chennai)2:38.33622:41.034 (7 laps)
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