In a fierce and spectacular finale to the 26th JK Tyre National Racing Championship, Ruhaan Alva exhibited resilience and skill to clinch the prestigious LGB Formula 4 title. Despite the pressure and a challenging start from the eighth position, Alva’s tenacity propelled him to a commendable second-place finish in the final race, which secured his championship victory with a total of 82 points.
Ruhaan Alva’s Path to Victory
Ruhaan Alva’s journey at the Kari Motor Speedway in Chettipalayam was nothing short of a roller coaster. Coming into the last race of the season with a comfortable 20-point lead, Alva was assumed to have a smooth ride to the championship. However, the appeal to the Indian Motor Sports Appeal Court (IMSAC) by Arya Singh and the Momentum Motorsport team returned their previously docked points for technical infringements, reigniting the competition. This put the pressure back on Alva, but the Bengaluru racer’s outstanding performance in the final race confirmed his status as the titleholder.
Arjun S Nair Secures Novice Cup
Another tale of success from the championship was that of Arjun S Nair, who claimed the Novice Cup with relative ease. Nair’s consistent performances throughout the races put him ahead of his competitors, ensuring his position at the top with no significant challenges. The victory lap for Nair was cheered on by his teammate Neythan McPherson, who took second place with 53 points, and Joel Joseph of DTS Racing, who secured third place with 44 points.
Highlights and Notable Performances
- Diljith’s Encounters with Alva: Throughout the championship, Alva had noteworthy battles with his rival Diljith of Dark Don Racing. Their enthralling duels were a spectacle for the audience.
- Tied for Second: Arya and Tijil Rao both had impressive podium finishes but found themselves in a deadlock for second place, each garnering 71 points.
Other Categories and Winners
The championship also witnessed commendable performances across various other categories. In the GT Cup, Abhishek Vasudev emerged victorious, followed by Jagadeesh Nagara and Ullas S Nanda. The 250 Cup saw Sarvesh Balappa claim the trophy after a dominant season, with Sachin Jothees and S Govindharaj finishing second and third, respectively.
Ruhaan Alva’s Reflective Statement:
“It was a crazy final race. Diljith and I were involved in a great battle that went neck to neck. He tried to hold me up for some time but I managed to cut a corner to come in second,” reflected Ruhaan Alva on his performance.
“As the engines roared and the checkered flag waved, Ruhaan Alva’s breathtaking agility steered him beyond the realm of mere racing into the annals of motorsports glory, perfectly embodying the spirit of championship racing.” – Kurt Powell, SportX Magazine Expert
The remarkable achievements of these racers at the 26th JK Tyre National Racing Championship serve as a testament to their dedication and the thrilling nature of motorsport racing. Each competitor’s story adds to the rich tapestry of the championship history, leaving fans and enthusiasts eager for the next season.