Suzuki India Concludes 2016 Gixxer Cup On A New High

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Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) saw a thrilling conclusion to the Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2016 Round 5 on Sunday. The 2016 racing season was full of interesting and closely fought races, and the last round was the most thrilling of them all.

Suzuki India Concludes 2016 Gixxer Cup On A New High

The riders from both Open and Novice category battled it out on the track. The Open Category saw Aaron Gunawardena win race one, ahead of R Rajinikanth and Meka Vidhuraj. The race two was even closely fought between Aaron and Rajinikanth, eventually, Aaron went on to win the race.

Suzuki India Concludes 2016 Gixxer Cup On A New High

Both the Novice Category races were won by Joseph Mathew and he sealed the 2016 Suzuki Gixxer Cup title with 54 points lead over the runner-up Amarnath Rajan. In race one, Joseph lead the race with a commendable margin of 10+ seconds and went on to win the race from Vishal S. Race two was a nail-biting one as Joseph and Amarnath had a closely fought battle but eventually, Joseph took the top spot.

Suzuki India Concludes 2016 Gixxer Cup On A New High

The results for all the races are:

1. Novice Race 1 Laps: 4 1st: Joseph P Mathew 9:11.643 2nd: Vishal S 9:22.692 3rd: Alexander AS 9:24:259 Best Lap: Amarnath Rajan 2:12:973 (100.6 kmph)

2. Novice Race 2 Laps: 4 1st: Joseph P Mathew 9:16.665 2nd: Amarnath Rajan 9:17.967 3rd: Alexander AS 9:19.629 Best Lap: Amarnath Rajan 2:13.338 (100.2 kmph)

Suzuki India Concludes 2016 Gixxer Cup On A New High

3. Open Race 1 Laps: 6 1st: Aaron Gunawardena 14:01.800 2nd: R Rajinikanth 14:04.201 3rd: Meka Vidhuraj 14:08:988 Best Lap: Aaron Gunawardena 2:11.584 (101.6 kmph)

4. Open Race 2 Laps: 6 1st: Aaron Gunawardena 13:37.638 2nd: R Rajinikanth 13:37.715 3rd: Vivian Gladwin 13:38:097 Best Lap: R Rajinikanth 2:10:912 (102.1 kmph)

Suzuki India Concludes 2016 Gixxer Cup On A New High

Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2016 Open Championship Results

Champion Meka Vidhuraj - 176 Pts
Runner Up R Rajinikanth - 153 Pts
2nd Runner Up Vivian Gladwin - 144 Pts

Suzuki India Concludes 2016 Gixxer Cup On A New High

Suzuki Gixxer Cup 2016 Novice Championship Results

Champion Joseph Mathew - 200 Pts
Runner Up Amarnath Rajan - 144 Pts
2nd Runner Up Clinton Corderio - 73 Pts

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Story first published: Monday, January 23, 2017, 18:14 [IST]
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