Bangalore-Based TuneOTronics Wins Big In Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2018

Bangalore-based TuneOTronics wins big at FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2018 held towards the end of September. The team has come first in both Open and Unrestricted categories with drivers Vivek Ramchander and Mithun M bagging the top positions.

Bangalore-Based TuneOTronics Wins Big In Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2018

The team at TuneOTronics consists of hardcore automotive and motorsports enthusiasts who have participated in various racing competitions held in the country. Till date, TuneOTronics have achieved over 115 podium standings in under five years — 65 wins, 34 secondand 16 third positions).

Bangalore-Based TuneOTronics Wins Big In Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2018

The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) organised the Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2018 in three rounds. In the first two rounds, Vivek Ramchander came first in both categories: Open and Unrestricted. In the final round, Mithun M won in Open (stock), Unrestricted and Open (altered) categories; bringing TuneOTronics to the very top.

Here are the overall results in 'Contestant | Team | Car | Timing' format:

Round 1 (21 – 22 July 2018)

Indian Open Stock Body Category

  • Vivek Ramchander | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 13.247
  • Mithun M | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 13.363
  • Shubhodeep | TuneOTronics | Skoda Laura 2.0 TDi | 14.621

Unrestricted Category

  • Vivek Ramchander | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 13.120
  • Mithun M | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 13.357
  • Radha Selvarajan | Rad Racing | Touring Cup Race Car | 13.528

Round 2 (18 – 19 August 2018)

Indian Open Stock Body Category

  • Vivek Ramchander | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 12.999
  • Shubhodeep | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSi | 15.002
  • D Ashwin | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSi | 15.187

Unrestricted Category

  • Vivek Ramchander | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 12.953
  • Shubhodeep | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 13.059
  • Radha Selvarajan | Rad Racing | Touring Cup Race Car | 13.309

Round 3 (22 - 23 September 2018)

Indian Open Stock Body Category

  • Mithun M | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 12.903
  • Shubhodeep | TuneOTronics | Skoda Laura 2.0 TDi | 14.631
  • Vivek Ramchander | TuneOTronics | Skoda Laura 2.0 TDi | 14.785

Unrestricted Category

  • Mithun M | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 12.845
  • Vivek Ramchander | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 12.875
  • Radha Selvarajan | Rad Racing | Touring Cup Race Car | 13.254

Indian Open Altered Body Category

  • Mithun M | TuneOTronics | Skoda Octavia RS 230 | 12.910
  • Radha Selvarajan | Rad Racing | Touring Cup Race Car | 13.175
  • Jayanth V | Wadhvan Motorsports | Touring Cup Race Car | 13.220
Bangalore-Based TuneOTronics Wins Big In Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2018

From the above results, it is evident that the Skoda Octavia RS tuned by TuneOTronics stands apart from the rest in terms of performance. In fact, it is the very first Octavia RS 230 to both participate and win in Indian motorsports. Though being a monster on the quarter mile, the TuneOTronics Octavia RS is still a comfortable daily.

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    The 12.845-second quarter mile time is a new national record for a front-wheel-drive Volkswagen-platform car. Another interesting fact is that the record was set using normal petrol fuel rather than high-octane examples which are conventionally used in drag cars.

    At the National Championships, TuneOTronics won the ‘Fastest Car Of The Day' and ‘Best Tuner Awards' in two out of the total three rounds. They also won the ‘Best Team – 4W' award.

    Bangalore-Based TuneOTronics Wins Big In Indian National Drag Racing Championship 2018

    Thoughts On TuneOTronics And Their Victory

    The Indian field of motorsports is still in a stage of growth and is nowhere when compared to that in foreign countries. For the same reason, most of the motorsport contestants and enthusiasts aim for opportunities outside the country. However, with teams such as TuneOTronics and a lot of other budding and proven racers, India could be on the map in the near future.

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    Article Published On: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10:00 [IST]
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