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Aaroh Ravindra dominates National Rotax

Aaroh Ravindra (Team Rayo Racing)from Mumbai, exceeded all expectations to win the Senior final of the FMSCI National Rotax Karting Championship at Shamirpet, Hyderabad.  The Vice Champion JK Tyre IndiKarting National Series Champion overcame multiple issues in practice & the heats to put up a stellar drive & finish on top eventually.

An unfortunate DNF in heat 2 meant that Aaroh had to start in sixth place for the pre final. A good start & some fantastic racing saw the nineteen year old Mumbai youngster make his way up the order to win the pre – final ahead of Bangalore based Rayo Racing team mate – Danesh Vakharia. 

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F3 Podium for Jehan Daruvala in Hungary

Sahara Force India Academy Racer, Jehan Daruvala notched up his 2nd F3 podium with a strong drive to third place in Race 1. The Hungaroring Formula 1 Circuit hosted the fourth round of the FIA F3 European Championship along with the DTM racing series.

Jehan’s weekend began in the best possible way with the Indian Rookie on top of the time sheets in the first practice, with a lap time of 1:36.073. Practice session 2 saw Jehan drop to fourth on the time sheets. Qualifying for Race 1 was under tricky conditions due to rain and Jehan showed tremendous improvement in his wet weather skills to qualify in fourth. Incredibly, he posted the same laptime of 1:50.224 as Jake Hughes, who posted his laptime slightly before Jehan & would therefore start ahead of Jehan. Up ahead Maximillian Gunther from Germany earned pole position. 

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Toyota Gazoo Racing endure disappointing end to Le Mans 24 Hours

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing endured a painful Le Mans 24 Hours in which two of its TS050 HYBRIDs did not reach the chequered flag while the remaining car finished ninth.

Hopes were high of a first TOYOTA win at Le Mans when the pole position-winning #7 TS050 HYBRID of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Stéphane Sarrazin led for the opening 10 hours but it retired at 1.15am following a clutch problem. 

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Rossi taken out early in wild race at Texas Motor Speedway

If “everything's bigger in Texas,” the Verizon IndyCar Series certainly delivered Saturday night with an incident-filled event at Texas Motor Speedway. With only eight of the 22 cars finishing the race, 12 of the non-finishing cars were forced out due to contact. Alexander Rossi was the first victim, taken out on lap 38 by the Ganassi Racing duo of Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon.

"I went to pass Tony (Kanaan) on the inside of (Turn) 3, and then we were three-wide when Scott suddenly came up late on my inside,” said Rossi.  “There are two lanes here, but there aren't three. Tony turned down into me and pinched me down with nowhere to go.” 

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Hamilton leads Bottas in stunning Mercedes 1-2 in Montreal, Vettel fights back to finish fourth

Lewis Hamilton took his 56th career victory, his sixth at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, and his third of the 2017 season at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Such was Hamilton's dominance in Montreal that he completed just the fourth Grand Slam of his career, claiming pole, the victory, fastest lap and leading every lap of the Grand Prix.

To make things even better for Mercedes, Lewis' teammate Valtteri Bottas came home in second to secure the Silver Arrows' first 1-2 of 2017. Daniel Ricciardo claimed third place for Red Bull, leaving title contender Sebastian Vettel in fourth ahead of his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen who finished way down in seventh place.

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Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso wins Catalan MotoGP

Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati on Sunday claimed his second victory of the season by winning the Catalan Moto Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. His victory came of the heels of a win in his home country last weekend in Tuscany.

"I didn't expect to be competitive here and I won," Dovizioso said after the race.

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Unprecedented adventure in store for the off-road maniacs at Force Gurkha RFC India 2017

With less than two months left for the fourth edition of India’s toughest and the most celebrated annual off-road motorsport competition, the Force Gurkha RFC India, adrenaline is running high in the entire Indian off-roading community. There is a lot of speculation about what to expect from the upcoming event, to be held in Goa from 22nd July to 30th July. Well, here is a teaser of the new things in store for participants and visitors at Force Gurkha RFC India 2017.

Firstly, a lot of fresh offroad talent will be coming forward and participating in this muddy and slushy battle of man and machine in extreme off-road conditions. Of the 40 teams that will be competing for the Force Gurkha RFC India 2017 Champion title, as many as 13 will be making their debut in the event this year. These newcomers include Ajit Bache from Pune, Sushant Saini from Yamuna Nagar, Dattaraj Dessai from Goa, Gowtham Santhakumar from Pollachi, MK Rojith, Shibu Varghese, Nithin Uday Krishna and Shemi Mustafa from Kerala, Pragun Arora from Delhi, Sachin Chordiya from Aurangabad, R. Sumanth Shenoy from Chikmagalur and Venkat Devineni from Hyderabad. 

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