INRC 2019: Younus Ilyas wins Sprint de Bengaluru

The Dash de Bengaluru 2019 befell over the weekend, performing as a non-championship, curtain-raiser occasion for the upcoming 2019 season of the Indian Nationwide Rally Championship. It was Kerala’s Younus Ilyas who took prime honours on the occasion, after Bengaluru’s Dean Mascarenhas was handed a penalty.

Ilyas, together with navigator Harish Gowda, set the tempo early on and held a 10 second lead on the finish of the primary day. However on the second day, Mascarenhas, who was driving a inventory automotive within the INRC three class, began consuming into Ilyas’ benefit. After finishing the primary two levels of the day simply behind Ilyas, he managed to win the following two levels on the LG Champions County observe, gaining 9 and eight seconds on every stage.

Nonetheless, Mascarenhas was then handed a six-minute penalty for reaching the place to begin late on Saturday. This dropped him all the way down to the underside of the standings, handing victory to Ilyas.

“It was simply dangerous luck,” lamented Mascarenhas. “My automotive didn’t begin so I bought delayed. I’m, nevertheless, very proud of the best way I drove and I’m wanting ahead to season.”

“It was an important outing. And I cherished being out right here! The levels had been attention-grabbing and had been difficult at instances. However I’m actually glad to have come out on prime,” mentioned Ilyas.

Dhruva Chandrashekar and navigator Musa Sherif took an understated 2nd place within the general INRC class, taking victory within the INRC three class within the course of. Sanjay Agarwal and navigator Smitha N rounded up the highest three within the general standings.

The occasion additionally featured a separate women class that was received by Shivani Pruthvi.


INRC General: 1. Younus Ilyas / Harish KN; 2. Dhruva Chandrashekar / Musa Sherif; three. Sanjay Agarwal  / Smitha N

INRC 1: Suhem Kabeer / J. Jeevarathinam; 2. Lokesh Gowda / D Uday Kumar

INRC 2: 1. Younus Ilyas / Harish KN; 2. Ritesh Guttedar / Lokaranjan; three. Lanusanen Pongener / Vinay Kmar PM

INRC three: 1. Dhruva Chandrashekar / Musa Sherif; 2. Chetan Shivram / Dilip Sharan; three. Aroor Vikram Rao / Somayya AG

FMSCI CUP / 4WD: 1. Sanjay Agarwal  / Smitha N; 2. Avin Nanjappa / Darshan Nachappa; three. Nikhil J / Arjun Dheerendra

FMSCI CUP / 2WD: 1. Vaibhav Marathe / Arjun SSB; 2. Avinash DC / Kenith Harsha; three. Adith KC / Venu Ramesh Kumar

Women Class: 1. Shivani Pruthvi / Deepti Pruthvi; 2. Harshita Gowda / Vidya M

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