JK Tyre – SBK Championship 2018 – Double win for Ducati
The last round of the JK Tyre National Racing Championship also featured big superbikes on the grid, split into two classes. Firstly, the Triumph powered 600cc superbikes, and the 1000cc superbikes. It was a double win for Ducati at the SBK Cup as Gurvinder Singh took home a podium win and a third place finish astride his Ducati Panigale V4 S. Deepak Ravi Kumar also adds two podiums for Ducati in the 1000cc class. Also, Neharika Yadav, India’s leading litre class lady rider also participated on Ducati 959 Panigale successfully finishing the race.
On this occasion, Sergi Canovas Managing Director of Ducati India said, “This is the first time Ducati supported riders at the JY Tyre Racing Championship and it turned out to be worthwhile living up to the expectations. We are glad to have Gurvinder and Deepak as our pilot riders on Ducati Panigale V4 S and V4 respectively. Both of them outshined and dominated the race weekend on the Ducati Panigale V4’s. We look forward to our participation next year and further showcase the Ducati’s racing DNA.”
JK Superbikes Cup 1000cc
Gurvinder Singh astride a Ducati Panigale V4 S set the track ablaze, pushing the red hot V4 S passed the finish line well ahead of international superbike racer, Dilip Rogger. Deepak Ravi Kumar managed to reel in a third place on the podium aboard the Ducati Panigale V4. During the second race however, Gurvinder Singh only packed enough pace to get himself on the podium behind second placed Deepak. Dilip Lalwani takes the win.
JK Superbikes Cup 1000cc (Race 1): 1. Gurvinder Singh; 2. Dilip Rogger; 3. Deepak Ravi Kumar
JK Superbikes Cup 1000cc (Race 2): 1. Dilip Lalwani; 2. Deepak Ravi Kumar; 3. Gurvinder Singh
JK Superbikes Cup 600cc
Jaipur’s Vijay Singh pocketed the 600cc categories with finesse, grabbing two podium wins in both the races held at the Buddh International Circuit. Kulwant Singh also pushed his Triumph powered superbike, earning second place behind Vijay on both occassions.
JK Superbikes Cup 600cc (Race 1): 1. Vijay Singh; 2. Kulwant Singh; 3. Kamran Dubash
JK Superbikes Cup 600cc (Race 2): 1. Vijay Singh; 2. Kulwant Singh; 3. Saranbir Singh