King wins second outing in MRF Challenge

Last Updated: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 15:00 hrs

Greater Noida, Oct 28 (IANS) Jordan King made an emphatic return to the top step of the podium in Race 2 of the MRF Challenge at the Buddh International Circuit here Sunday.

Starting again from pole position, King once more got out-dragged into the first corner, this time by Jon Lancaster.

King, after a battle that lasted a few laps, managed to pull off an impressive overtaking manoeuvre, retaking the lead, and then wasn't challenged again for the rest of the race. Lancaster tried his utmost to get back at King, but ran wide and hit the barrier that ended his race.

The battle for second place raged on with Luciano Bacheta and Conor Daly fighting tooth and nail right up to the last corner of the last lap. Bacheta got the better of Conor in the end, and they finished the race in second and third places respectively.

Alice Powell once more just missed out on a podium finish, ending up fourth with Matthew Mason in fifth and Hector Hurst in sixth place.

Parthiva Sureshwaren was once more the best placed Indian driver, and after a race long battle with Tom Gladdis, finished the race in 10th place.

King leads the points table with 48 points, followed by Daly with 44 points, and Bacheta with 39 points.

The next round of the MRF Challenge will be held at the same venue from November 30 to December 2.

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