Coimbatore, Sep 1 (PTI): The focus will be on Chennai duo of Vishnu Prasad and Joseph Mathew in the third round of JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship 2017 at the Kari Motor Speedway here this weekend. Also Read - Mizoram Reports its First Coronavirus Death After a 62-Year-Old Man Succumbs to The Infection

Prasad staved off a stiff challenge from defending champion Anindith Reddy despite being beset by engine problems to hold on to the top position in the Euro JK class, while Mathew has been undefeated in the Suzuki Gixxer Cup and would look to maintain his winning streak. Also Read - Mizoram Lockdown News: Complete Shutdown in Aizawl From Oct 27, Essential Services Allowed  

In the second round, Vishnu suffered a huge setback as he didn’t finish race one due to an engine problem and managed only 24 points. Also Read - Amit Shah Dials Assam CM Sonowal as Border Tension With Mizoram Increase, Sends Top Officials

Hyderabad’s Anindith and Mumbai’s Nayan Chatterjee made the most of his misfortune to reduce Vishnu’s lead.

Vishnu is ahead with 64 points, followed by Anindith on 63 and Chatterjee on 54.

A good weekend here can throw the championship open for the fourth and final round.

In the LGB Formula 4, Prasad enjoyed a great stroke of luck and caught up with the leader Chittesh Mandody of Kolhapur on 42 points.

In the Red Bull Road to Rookie Cup, in which the winner would get to represent India in the Road to MotoGP in Spain, it is all likely to be a showdown between two of the eight participants from Mizoram.

Lalhruaizela with 38 points is better placed going into the weekend as Lalnunsanga trails him by eight points and would need the leader to falter to topple him and win the ticket to Spain.

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