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Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2018: Kolhapur’s Dhruv Mohite takes overall lead after Round One

Akshay P Bhivshet (Goa) and Shubhomoy Ball (Bangalore) lead the Junior Cup with both at 108 points

 Volkswagen Motorsport India’s one-make series – Ameo Cup Round One was dominated by Dhruv Mohite winning both races over the weekend. With the two victories, Dhruv is currently leading the championship with a big lead of 40 points over Affan Sadat Safwan Islam (Chittagong) and Saurav Bandyopadhyay (Thane) in second and third position respectively. After Round 1, Affan and Saurav are both tied-up with a total score of 80 points.

In the Junior Cup, rookies Akshay P Bhivshet and Shubhomoy Ball are locked in a close battle for the leader board position.

The fight for the 2018 Ameo Cup Championship will resume in Round 2 at Madras Motorsport Race Track (MMRT) in Chennai on 22nd and 23rd July 2018.

Mr. Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, “The Ameo Cup 2018 – Round One was an exciting round for us and the drivers. Dhruv had been dominant in Coimbatore and his overall lead proves that. The battle for second, third and fourth position are closer than ever before. Round 2 presents a chance for Affan, Saurav and Jeet to close the gap at the top.”

Mr. Vissa further added, “Round 2 is going to be an exciting battle with multiple contenders eyeing podium finishes. The weather and track conditions at MMRT are going to be quite different when compared to Kari. Moreover, for all the new drivers, it is going to be a whole new circuit as they haven’t got any testing time there yet.”

The third round of Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2018 will again be held at the Madras Motor Race Track in August, followed by the fourth round at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida in October.

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