Goa’s Avdumber Hede clinched his first win at the round three of the JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo R Cup India 2011 in Chennai with a time of 00:20:51.568.
Starting 4th, he got past Vidit Jain and race leader Prateek Dalal on 5th lap to win the race. Prateek Dalal from Mumbai finished 2nd, followed closely by Oshan Kothadiya.
Once Avdumber was in the lead, he never looked back increasing the difference between him and the rest of the pack by the lap. He raced his way to the checkered flag for his first ever Polo R Cup victory.
Prateek in car No. 11 who was also on the podium for the first time reached the finish line within 6 seconds of Avdumber. He had a tough time defending his second position from Oshan Kothadiya, who finished third with 00:20:58.048 with a difference of only 00:00.511 seconds. Championship leader Vishnu Prasad had to retire from the race in the 8th lap due to a collision.
Visibly elated with his performance Avdumber said, “This is my best race so far in the season. My focus was on the front and keeping the race clean. I was not able to capitalise on my second position on the grid in the first race but I am very happy to win the second race today”.