Rihanna Bee won the women’s (stock 165cc) title with a race, while Krishnan secured her Pro-Stock 301-400cc championship presence.
The 2021 MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship is back in action after a gap of three months, taking place at Round 4 Madras Motor Race Track. Superbike racer Rajini Krishnan went one step further to win the 2021 title after another victory in the final round. Meanwhile, Rihanna Bee sealed the title in the women’s (stock 165cc) category.
Krishnan took another 50 points and added to his tally. In the race for his team RACR Castrol Power Ultimate, he finished Race 1 in second place behind TVS Racing’s Worapong Malahuan. But as the Thai racer was ineligible for any points, Krishnan scored a full 25 points.
The 41-year-old won the tires that were worn out in Race 2 following that. After four rounds, he leads with a total of 168 points. His closest rival is Anish Damodar Shetty of Race Concept with 121 points. Shetty finished both races third and second, respectively.
TVS Racing won the first race 1-2, beating Deepak Ravikumar over defending champion Jagan Kumar, followed by Rajiv Sethu of Idemitsu Honda SK69 Racing.
Prabhu Arunagiri’s first victory for Pacer Yamaha, who returned to the national championship after a gap of 12 years, was the highlight of the round. Race 2 was flagged red following the incident in the opening lap and reduced to five laps. But with Ravikumar missing out on one lap, that was enough for Arunagiri.
Kumar tops the list with 159 points. But it will be a tough competition for second place with Ravi Kumar trailing by 118 points and Sethu by two points with 116 points.
Alvin Sunder struggled down the field after losing the position early on, so the Novice (Stock 165cc) won the race. This is his fourth win of the season and tied him with Anfal Akhtar with 128 points.
Rihanna Bee regained the title in the women’s (165cc) category two years later. Bee had to withdraw from the 2020 season due to injury. He made an interesting comeback to catch early race leader Ann Jennifer and pulled a lap-lap pass to win the race. With the fourth win in a row, Bee was able to capture the title with a round.
New (stock 165cc)
1. Alvin Sunder (AS Motorsport) – 13 min 03.215 sec