According to a press note here, with none of the leaders able to build up a winning lead, the championship is still wide open in the three categories - Seniors, Juniors and Rotax Mini Max. A total of 22 participants from across the country will be seen in action. The championship winners in the senior and junior categories would represent India in the World Rotax Karting Finals to be held in Lankawai, Malaysia in January next year. In the senior category Aditya Akkineni from Hyderabad is presently leading in the race for the championship title having piled up a total of 179 points after winning the previous events. However, not very far behind and giving a hot chase with a tally of 167.5 points is last year's champion Rayomand Banajee from Pune who after a lackluster performance in a couple of earlier rounds has clawed his way back into the reckoning.
The competition is equally fierce in the junior category where it is yet another Hyderabad boy Akhil Khushlani in the top slot with a tally of 177.5 points followed by Ajay Kini from Chennai with 164.5 points. Also in the hunt for a place in the top three positions are Dishali Patel with a tally of 164 points, and Karan Goenka from Kolkata with 160 points.