Dhruv Mohite wins Ameo Cup 2018 title; Dhruv Behl and Jeet Jhabakh win races


~Final round of the season sees a lot of action as Kolhapur’s Dhruv Mohite wins the title~

~Shubhomoy Ball wins Ameo Cup 2018 Junior category~

~Guest driver Dhruv Behl won the first race of the day while Jeet Jhabhak made it to the top spot in the second race of the day~

Greater Noida, India: The 2018 season of MMSC MRF Volkswagen Ameo Cup concluded its final round at India’s Formula 1 track – the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) – in Greater Noida today. As the action-packed day came to an end, it was Kolhapur’s Dhruv Mohite taking the top honours of the Ameo Cup 2018.

Today’s first race kicked off with Dhruv Mohite taking a hole shot at the first corner ahead of everyone else. However, later in the first lap itself, he had an incident with Pratik Sonawane which pushed him down the order. This gave guest driver Dhruv Behl a chance to take the lead, followed by Pratik Sonawane and Saurav Bandyopadhyay. On the last corner of the first lap, Arefeen Raafi Ahmed had an incident that cause the Safety Car to come out. Since the Arefeen’s car was stranded at the last corner, the race had to be red flagged and restarted. Shortly after the restart, Shubhomoy Ball went off the third corner that forced the Safety Car to come back in and the rest of the race was held under Safety Car. The top three drivers stayed in the same order till the chequered flag with the Safety Car going back into the pits only on the last lap.

Dhruv Mohite with Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsports India

Second race started off with Jeet in the pole position, Dhruv Mohite in the second position and Anmol Singh in the third position. On the second lap of the race Akshay Bhivshet and Tauhid Anwar spun off in the first corner bring out the Safety Car. Unlike the first race though, the Safety Car went back in after two laps and the drivers got on to race pace. On the fifth lap, Affan challenged Anmol for the third position, got past him and held his position till the last lap. Anmol didn’t give up till the end and made his move on Affan on the last lap to clinch the final spot on the podium.

Jeet Jhabakh takes pole position in Race 2 of the final round of Ameo Cup 2018

With Dhruv finishing second in the race, he secured enough points to win the Ameo Cup 2018 title with a strong lead over Saurav Bandyopadhyay. The battle for the second position in the final standings was a tight one between Saurav and Jeet with Jeet having to settle in third position overall. The Junior star of the Ameo Cup 2018 was Shubhomoy Ball who showed terrific dedication throughout the season. With a gap of over 92 points in the final standings of the Junior category, it was a clear win for Shubhomoy.

L-R Shubhomoy Ball, Saurav Bandyopadhyay, Dhruv Mohite and Jeet Jhabakh with Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsports India

Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2018 Round 4 Race 1:

Sr. No. Name Total Time City
1 Dhruv Behl 7 laps Delhi
2 Pratik Sonawane +0.674 Pune
3 Saurav Bandyopadhyay +2.934 Thane
4 Affan Sadat Safwan +4.219 Chittagong
5 Siddharth Mehdiratta +4.688 Lucknow
6 Anmol Singh Sahil +5.168 Gaziabad
7 Dhruv Mohite +5.842 Kolhapur
8 Jeet Jhabakh +6.607 Hyderabad
9 Jay Sandeep Sangharika +8.155 Mumbai
10 Ayush Ramesh Tainwala +9.122 Mumbai
11 Cyrus Dhabhar +13.131 Delhi
12 Akshay P Bhivshet +14.338 Goa
13 Renuka G +14.848 Bangalore
14 Shivani Pruthvi +16.092 Davangere
15 H.M Tuhid Anwar +17.484 Chennai
16 Anuranjan Velmurugan +18.425 Chennai
17 Shubhomoy Ball DNF Bangalore
18 Arefeen Raafi Ahmed DNF Dhaka

Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2018 Round 4 Race 2 Results:

Sr. No. Name Total Time City
1 Jeet Jhabakh 8 laps Hyderabad
2 Dhruv Mohite +0.674 Kolhapur
3 Anmol Singh Sahil +1.639 Gaziabad
4 Affan Sadat Safwan +2.022 Chittagong
5 Saurav Bandyopadhyay +6.003 Thane
6 Jay Sandeep Sangharjka +10.615 Mumbai
7 Anuranjan Velmurugan +18.484 Chennai
8 Ayush Ramesh Tainwala +19.820 Mumbai
9 Renuka G +20.883 Bangalore
10 Shubhomoy Ball +27.637 Bangalore
11 Cyrus Dhabhar +29.542 Delhi
12 Arefeen Raafi Ahmed +33.100 Dhaka
13 Shivani Pruthvi +34.914 Davangere
14 Dhruv Behl 7 laps Delhi
15 Pratik Sonawane DNF Pune
16 Siddharth Mehdiratta DNF Lucknow
17 Akshay P Bhivsheti DNF Goa
18 H.M Tuhid Anwar DNF Chennai

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