2022 INMRC: Rajini Krishnan starts season with double wins

Pacer Yamaha’s Mathana Kumar also scored two continuous wins in the Pro-Stock 165cc Open category

Superbike racing ace Rajini Krishnan sealed his 10th national title earlier this year, and he’s carried on that form in Round 1 of the 2022 MRF MMSC Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (INMRC) with two race wins. The opening round saw the INMRC return to the Kari Motor Speedway after three years, and it was several riders’ first outing on the new Kari layout.

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Krishnan, who was riding his refurbished Yamaha R3 with a lighter frame and other modifications, opened the season with a comfortable win in Race 1. Petronas TVS’ Jagan Kumar and Speed Up Racing’s Anand R joined him on the podium.

He repeated that feat the next day by taking an early lead and scoring another commanding victory in Race 2. Petronas TVS secured the rest two podium spots with KY Ahamed in second and Thailand’s Vorapong Malahuan (a guest rider for this round) in third.