An exciting day full of highly competitive karting action entertained a large crowd when the third round of the Bandaragama Go-kart Racing Club Karting Championship 2016 was held at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) in Bandaragama.
The races were conducted under seven categories - Class Novices A, B and C, Ladies’ Open, Class Senior D, E and F.
Mevan Perera won the opening event of the day, the Novices Class A, ahead of Vinusha Sanjula Periyapperuma and Judian Anthony who finished second and third respectively after a tense battle.
Novices Class B saw young Ishan Udara Munaweera cruising towards victory while Dushan Silva settled for a second place finish ahead of Sanjaya Malindra Perera who came in third.
In the Novices Class C event, Ryan Jude De Bruin was the quickest ahead of Lahiru S. Perera but a tough battle for the next slot on the podium saw R. Kanishka beating H. Janith Pieris to the last step of the podium.
In the senior category, Saurika Livindu came in first in the Senior Class D while Jason Carron and Himeth Moremada finished second and third respectively.
Seasoned campaigner Bryan Perera had no difficulty in winning the Senior Class E category ahead of Dinesh Pathirana and Angelo Thilanga Senarathne who booked the second and third spots on the podium.
In the Senior Class F, Shakthi Anuradha Gunasekara reached the chequered flag before K.A. Dhanushka Suraweera who came in second. Ranjaya Dissanayake was placed third.
In the Ladies’ Open event, Ashvitha Wickrama steered her vehicle through the tricky corners and finished her race ahead of Thilini Dinushika Wijerathna and Gayani Wasana who were placed second and third respectively.
The next round of the championship will be held on 28 January 2017 at the same venue.
Organised by the Bandaragama Go-kart Racing Club, the event was sponsored by David Pieris Motor Company Ltd ‘s Pulsar NS150, the best in its class, which has dominated the hearts of riders who love elegance and performance.
Class Novices A
1: Mevan Perera
2: Vinusha Sanjula Periyapperuma
3: Judian Anthony
Class Novices B
1: Ishan Udara Munaweera
2: Dushan Silva
3: Sanjaya Malindra Perera
Class Novices C
1: Ryan Jude De Bruin
2: A Lahiru S Perera
3: R Kanishka
Class Senior D
1: Saurika Livindu
2: Jason Carron
3: Himeth Moremada
Class Senior E
1: Brayan Perera
2: Dinesh Pathirana
3: Angelo Thilanga Senarathne
Class Senior F
1: Shakthi Anuradha Gunasekara
2: K A Dhanushka Suraweera
3: Ranjaya Dissanayake
1: Ashvitha Wickrama
2: Thilini Dinushika Wijerathna
3: Gayani Wasana