Flawless Bonnie Thomas wins Race 2 of Volkswagen Polo R Cup 2014 in tricky conditions

Bonnie was followed by Karminder Pal Singh and Yatin Magu at second and third positions respectively.

July 14, 2014 8:57 IST | India Infoline News Service
Bonnie Thomas won the second race of the weekend thereby registering his second victory of the season. Starting second on the grid, he gained first position at the first corner and dominated the race till the end. Bonnie was followed by Karminder Pal Singh and Yatin Magu at second and third positions respectively.

With rains hitting the circuit half an hour before the race, drivers were forced to go with wet tyres. Although, the rains stopped the track did not dry making it difficult for the drivers throughout the race.

Karminder Pal Singh started in the sixth position but climbed his way up to the second position by lap five and then held this position till the end of the race. Yatin started in the fifth positon. He climbed up to number two and then slipped to the third position which he retained till the end. Yatin faced strong competition from Anshul Manoj Shah, Utsav Shah and Lee Keshav Gupta as all four of them fought neck to neck till the very end of the race.

Bonnie Thomas said, “The conditions were challenging and I didn’t know how the tyres will react. I overtook Prabhanjan in C1 and then could maintain the lead. I had to push to the limits throughout the race. Volkswagen has put together a fantastic race car which is pure fun to compete in.”

Sirish Vissa, head of Volkswagen Motorsport said, “I am very happy with this weekend as there has been a lot of action on the track. Today, the start was difficult for the drivers as they did not have prior experience with such tricky conditions. However, they worked well and quickly adjusted their driving styles to the wet track. I look forward to same action packed races in the second of the season.”

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