A three-way battle for the second place between Sandeep Kumar, Saurav Bandyopadhyay and Dhruv Mohite ended up with Sandeep on top.
The Volkswagen Ameo Cup’s inaugural season concluded on September 17, 2017, at the Madras Motor Race Track near Chennai. Karminder Singh put forward a strong performance in the second race of the fourth round and sealed the title for 2017 season - with one race of the season still to go.
The second place in the title was open all the way to the last race with Sandeep, Saurav and Dhruv slugging it out. It was Sandeep who finally walked away with the second place while Dhruv took the third position overall.
The second race of the fourth round started with a damp track that made the conditions trickier. The cars went out on wet tyres for the very first time in the 2017 season. With no experience on the wet tyres - the drivers had to adapt quickly to the changing conditions on track. As the race started Karminder got off to a great start took lead going into the first corner of the first lap. From there on there was no looking back for him. He kept on increasing his gap and ended the race with a 12.305 second lead ahead of Sandeep who started sixth on the start grid gaining positions almost every lap of the race.
The last race of the season started under dry conditions. With second best qualifying results forming the start grid it was the guest racer - Anning Sun on pole position, followed by Donovan Vaz. Saurav and Sandeep started from the second row while Dhruv and Aditya were placed in the third row of the grid. Anning took an early lead in the race and held it all the way till the end.
Karminder Singh has dominated the whole 2017 season - with nine out of ten finishes on the podium. As a part of the sponsorship programme run by Volkswagen Motorsport India, Karminder will get a fully sponsored season in the MRF Formula 1600 championship for the next season.