Sri Lankan Brayan Perera clinched the championship in the Formula Junior Racing Series promoted by Meco Motor Sports which concluded at the Kari Motor Speedway here . Brayan scored a total of five wins in 10 races spread over two rounds.
Brayan, who had won three of the five races in the first round during the April 16-17 weekend at the same venue, finished the series with a tally of 72 points, just four clear of second-placed Ashwin Datta (Chennai) who had three wins while Assam’s Alex Bora ended up third with a tally of 53 (two wins).
In the Support races (two-wheelers), Faraz Shariff (600cc), Anthony Peter (300cc) and Aishwarya M (ladies) achieved a double apiece in the second round.
FJRS is a new entry-level Formula Racing Series for Rookie drivers who have attended the Meco Racing Academy and an affordable step up from karting to racing. More importantly, this Series becomes the grooming ground for a seat with the Meco Racing Team taking part in the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship.
The Series comprised of 10 races held over two rounds with support events in the form of two-wheeler races. The competitors in the FJRS drove the Formula LGB 1300 cars which belonged to Meco Racing and run by Meco Racing as a Single Make Class.
Formula LGB 1300 (Race 1, 10 laps): 1. Brayan Perera (Sri Lanka) (12mins, 46.417secs); Alex Bora (Assam) (12:48.582); 3. Ashwin Datta (Chennai) (12:51.820). Race 2 (7 laps): 1. Datta (13:02.959); 2. Arya Singh (Kolkata) (13:04.025); 3. Kevin Perera (Sri Lanka) (13:05.096). Race 3 (12 laps): 1. Bora (16:48.928); 2. Datta (16:49.692); 3. Sneha Sharma (Mumbai) (16:52.834). Race 4 (12 laps): 1. Datta (17:18.692); 2. Brayan Perera (17:23.392); 3. Bora (17:23.547). Race 5 (12 laps): 1. Brayan Perera (16:43.458); 2. Datta (16:45.247); 3. Rupesh Sivakumar (16:54.843).
Support Races (2-wheelers) – 400cc Open (Stock) Race 1 (8 laps): 1. Faraz Shariff (10:18.573); 2. Aditya Rao (10:22.217); 3. Yashal RL (10:22.495). Race 2 (10 laps): 1. Faraz Shariff (12:49.239); 2. Aditya Rao (12:52.867); 3. Rameez Ebrahim (13:28.878).
300cc (Stock) Race 1 (8 laps): 1. Anthony Peter (11:03.852); 2. Mohammed Arif (11:30.662); 3. Jai Kiran SV (11:55.322). Race 2 (10 laps): 1. Anthony Peter (14:11.137); 2. Guru Prasath (+1 lap); 3. Jai Kiran SV (+1 lap).
165cc (Stock, Novice) Race 1 (8 laps): 1. Anish D Shetty (11:09.944); 2. Yashas RL (11:10.575); 3. Anthony Peter (11:11.133). Race 2 (10 laps): 1. Anthony Peter (13:56.204); 2. Anish D Shetty (13:55.752); 3. Yashas RL (14:05.626).
Ladies (165cc, Stock) Race 1 (6 laps): 1. Aishwarya M (09:22.003); 2. Gopika Dharamshi (10:43.121); 3. Poorani Giridharan (+1 lap). Race 2 (6 laps): 1. Aishwarya (09:20.191); 2. Gopika (10:06.744); 3. Poorani (10:52.061).
About Meco MotorSports
Meco MotorSports is India’s No. 1 motorsports management enterprise started by Indian racing legend, Akbar Ebrahim, regarded as the best racer of his era. He was the first Indian to race at international circuits. His illustrious career of over four decades has seen him dominate not only the Indian tracks but also take the international tracks in his stride. During his long association with motorsports as a racer himself, he had the chance to see the sport from the inside. He had a good idea of where India stood in terms of talent, infrastructure, training and opportunities; the pros and cons. He knew the obstacles a racing aspirant would have to face and wanted to clear those obstacles one at a time to clear the path for the future generation.
This passion of Akbar’s, coupled with his incredible knowledge of motorsports and business acumen, gave rise to Meco MotorSports (MMS), built on a dream to change the landscape of motorsports in India. MMS today is the biggest names in Indian motorsports. They not only own and manage premier racing tracks across India, but also organize India’s top racing events and championships besides running a racing academy.
MMS has diversified to cover as many aspects of motorsports as it possibly could. So, as a flagship company, MMS has different operational arms that take care of various aspects of the sport.
What MMS has made sure is that the future of motorsports in India holds consolidation, expansion and more international exposure. Above all, it holds a relentless drive towards the adrenalin rush of the waving flags, the adrenalin burn and the podium finish!