FIM MiniGP World Series India 2022: Bengaluru girl Nithila Das tops them all

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New
entrant

India,
along
with
Australia,
Austria,
Indonesia,
Japan
and
Qatar
were
the
new
additions
to
the
Series
that
already
includes
10
other
countries

France,
Ireland,
Italy,
Malaysia,
the
Netherlands,
North
America,
Portugal,
Spain,
the
UK
and
Alpe-Adria.

All
the
five
rounds
were
being
run
on
karting
tracks
that
met
the
minimum
standards
set
by
the
FIM
and
FMSCI.

8 out of 10

8
out
of
10

Each
round
comprised
two
races
and
with
eight
podium
finishes
in
10
races,
Nithila
topped
them
all.
“I’m
so
happy
to
have
competed
in
a
World
Series.
The
bike
was
really
powerful
and
I
really
enjoyed
it.
I
thank
my
family,
friends
and
relatives
for
the
support
they’ve
given
me
which
has
helped
to
pursue
my
passion,”
said
Nithila,
the
7th
Grade
student
of
21K
school
in
Vasanth
Nagar,
Bengaluru.

As
per
competition
rules,
the
best
riders
will
qualify
for
the
FIM
MiniGP
World
Series
Finals
to
be
held
in
Valencia
(Spain)
in
November.
While
Bengaluru’s
Shreyas
Hareesh
and
Kolhapur’s
Jinendra
Kiran
Sangave,
who
topped
the
boys
category
will
represent
India
at
Valencia,
Nithila
might
get
a
wild-card
entry
for
the
grand
finale.

Road to MotoGP

Road
to
MotoGP

The
FIM
had
launched
the
MiniGP
Series
in
2021,
as
part
of
the
Road
To
MotoGP
programme,
aiming
to
create
an
equal
platform
for
young
riders
around
the
world
to
begin
their
motorcycle
racing
careers.

All
riders
competed
on
equal
Ohvale
GP-0
160
machinery
(Mini
bikes),
manufactured
in
Italy,
while
Pirelli
is
the
official
single
tyre
supplier
for
all
the
FIM
MiniGP
World
Series.

Shreyas, Jinendra make it

Shreyas,
Jinendra
make
it

Meanwhile,
in
the
boys
category,
Shreyas
(220
points)
and
Jinendra
(213)
finished
first
and
second
respectively.
In
the
World
Finals,
the
pair
will
compete
with
toppers
of
respective
National
series
held
in
15
countries.

The
five-round,
10-race
India
series,
organised
by
RMS
Motorsport
with
support
from
Meco
Motorsports,
saw
Jinendra,
13,
dominate
initially
by
winning
five
races
in
a
row.
However,
12-year
old
Shreyas
staged
a
remarkable
comeback
by
topping
four
of
the
next
five
races,
including
a
double
in
Round-4
in
the
last
weekend
to
finish
on
top
of
the
Series
points
table
with
220
points.
Jinendra,
who
barely
survived
a
difficult
final
weekend,
finished
with
213
points,
well
ahead
of
third-placed
Nandanan
Mahendran
of
Chennai
(153).

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