Hemanth Mudappa breaks National Drag Racing record
Chennai, October 3: Seven-time national drag champion Hemanth Mudappa of Mantra Racing broke a national record, improving his own mark with a triumphant double gold medal in the ribbon events in Round 2 of the Indian National Drag Championship here Sunday.
Reaching a top speed of 230 km / h, he extended his championship lead in the first 4-stroke class exceeding 1051cc on the Madras Motorsports Club racing circuit.
Mudappa, riding a BMW s1000rr, was lightning fast to post a stunning 7.914 to break the national drag record in this class despite a fraction of a second slower in his reaction to the start against Mohd Hyderabad. Riyaz, who clocked 8.058 seconds. Sugan Prasad, also of Bangalore, clocked 8.421 to win bronze.
The 31-year-old Coorgi, now based in Bengaluru, proved his critics wrong by rushing for gold. beating her own national record of 7.976 in the 850-1050cc 4-stroke SuperSport class set in 2019. Mudappa also holds the national record for drag in the upper class above 1051cc.
“I’m so happy to have set the national record in this category. Seven national titles won’t come by chance. We worked hard and trained hard, testing and improving after each race. I dedicate this gold. to my friend Riyaz’s mother, who is on a ventilator. Despite that, he came here and did an eight. Hats off to him, “said Mudappa, delighted.
“Winning has been in Mantra Racing DNA since 1954. We have developed Mudappa’s bikes for all of his national titles and I’m happy he got the long-awaited record today. We made some improvements but it was the hard work and practice he put into the airstrip that earned him success, ”said Sharan Pratap of Mantra Racing, who tunes the champion’s bikes.
Earlier in the Above-1051cc 4-stroke SuperSport race, Mudappa, riding a black Suzuki Hayabusa, clocked 8.061 seconds for a comfortable victory. “With others posting only in 8, I took it easy and won at a relaxed pace,” added the avid bodybuilder.
In the other categories, Bharath Raj (226-360cc), Madhan Kumar (up to 165cc) and Aiyaz Rem (361-550cc) won gold.
Above 1051cc (SuperSport) 1. Hemanth Muddappa (Mantra Racing, Bengaluru) (08.061secs); 2. Hafizullah Khan (Bengal) (08.396); 3. Vignesh Purshotham (Bengal) (08.409).
Above 1051cc Class 1. Hemanth Muddappa (07.914); 2. Mohd Riyaz (Hyderabad) (08.058); 3. Sugan Prasad (Bengal) (08.421).
361-550cc (SS Indian) 1. Aiyaz Rem (Bengaluru) (12,368); 2. Yogeshwaran (Speeding Up The Race, Chennai) (12,620); 3. D Annish Samson (Speed Up Racing, Bangalore) (12.658).
226-360cc (Indian SS) 1. Bharath Raj (Chennai) (12,427); 2. Mohammed Shakir (Chennai) (12,655); 3. Yogeshwaran (Chennai) (13.014).
Up to 165cc (SS Indian) 1. S Madhan Kumar (Chennai) (13.826); 2. Kevin Kannan (Chennai) (13,990); 3. Kannan S (Chennai) (14.472).
(IANS / 1 hour ago) https://www.newkerala.com/sports-india-news.php
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