2021 MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Car Racing Championship: Round 2 Preview
Round 2 of the 2021 MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Car Racing Championship will be underway this weekend and after an absence for three months, it comes back with a 12-race schedule along with some 100 entrants across various categories.
There will be three races this weekend in the MRF F1600 category while the Formula LGB 1300, the Saloon Cars (Indian Touring Cars, Super Stock, Indian Junior Touring Cars) and Volkswagen Polo will have two races apiece.
MMSC president Ajit Thomas, while welcoming the participants for the second round, said: “At the outset, we need to celebrate the fact that we are able to conduct the championship during this challenging period of the pandemic. It is even more heartening that despite the current situation, an increasing number of youngsters are taking to motor racing if one were to go by the spike in entries with each round. The first round in September witnessed the emergence of young talent and we hope they will continue to perform. Our thanks also to our sponsors, MRF Tyres, for their active involvement in the championship.”
Teenagers Shahan Ali Mohsin from Agra and Bengaluru’s Ruhaan Alva were one of the highlights from the first round. Shahan won two of the three races in the MRF F1600 category while Ruhaan (MSport) was coined the “best rookie” in the Formula LGB 1300 category.
The highly competitive saloon car class will also treat us to some exciting races. The premier Indian Touring Cars class will be the one to look out for as defending champion Arjun Balu of Race Concepts will be again up against the Rayo Racing pair of Anindith Reddy and Jeet Jhabakh.
Speaking of saloon cars, the entry-level MRF Saloon Cars category featuring the Toyota Etios is back on the calendar. The Madras Motor Sports Club promoted category made its debut appearance last season and now it comes back after missing out on Round 1 this year. Last year, it had just six entries, but this year, it boasts of a grid of 25 cars, represented by two teams (Red Line Racing India and Quest Motorsports). The series will be offering nine races spread over three rounds.
Weather predictions show that there will be high chances of rain during the weekend but the MMRT circuit stood up well to the recent record monsoon rains and looked to be in good shape to host the event. Round 2 of the 2021 INRC will take place at MMRT in Chennai on December 10-14. For more news from the world of Indian motorsports, stay tuned to evo India!