Uttar Pradesh teenager achieves double at national motor racing event | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh teen formula driver Shahan Ali Mohsin won two races in the opening round of the MRF Formula1600 class at the MMSC FMSCI National Motor Racing Championship in Chennai on Sunday.
An intermediate student, Shahan took pole position after losing the first race due to an overheated clutch but won the next two races beating 11 drivers.

The championship has four rounds, and the second will be held in December and the other two in the first quarter of 2022. There are three races in each round and the driver with the most points after reaching the podium will be declared champion at the end of fourth round.
In Sunday’s first race, Shahan’s car’s clutch overheated causing him to finish seventh, but that helped him start second in race two where the top eight in race one race were placed in reverse order.

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It was a good start this time and Shahan took the lead on the first lap himself. It was then a simple race for Shahan as he took his first victory in single-seater competition by more than four seconds. He completed the double in race three, where he moved back to the front row and took the lead on lap one himself and finished more than seven seconds ahead of second.
“Having been out of the race for so long due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it felt like the first time when the weekend started.

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It was a good race and I felt comfortable right from the start itself. With the exception of the first race where my clutch overheated and I lost places at the start, it was a fantastic race for me as I got my first single-seater pole position and also took two wins in three races in the 12-rider field,” said Shahan, a four-time Indian National Karting Champion and winner of the 2016 Asian Championship held in Malaysia.
Shahan’s father, Shahroo Mohsin, is an Agra-based shoe baron.


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