×

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note


The fifth round of the Pulsar FOS saw participants scorch the track at Aamby Valley in Lonavala, Pune

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

The second edition of the Bajaj Pulsar Festival of Speed is coming to an end with rounds in Gurugram, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad already concluded. The fifth don'ts of the event was held on the Aamby Valley airstrip in Lonavala, Pune. The fifth round is a joint event for both Mumbai and Pune and saw riders from both cities race for glory on two separate racetracks made at the venue. 

First off, a back story on the history of the Bajaj Festival of Speed. Started in 2015, the event aims to bring Pulsar riders and enthusiasts alike together for a gala event that includes two sections – races and carnival. The carnival is meant for onlookers to enjoy stunt shows and also indulge in shopping motorcycle merchandise and enjoy some good musical revelry.

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

The races are meant to be a platform for good riders to showcase their riding skills in a controlled environment with the inclusion of appropriate safety gear. There are three categories – Pulsar NS200 & AS 200 class, Pulsar 220 class and RS 200 class. The winners will be chosen via elimination and the final two riders from each class.  The winners selected from each of the six races (36 in total) will head to the final round to be held at the Kari racetrack in Coimbatore. The first three winners of the final round will share cash prizes worth Rs 2.7 lakhs amongst them.

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

This edition too had a lot to offer other than the races. Visitors had the option to shop for riding gear and biking merchandise. You could participate in an arm wrestling competition or undertake a session of CrossFit training. Those inclined into stunt riding could enjoy stunts performed by a BMX cycle stunt troupe or head the other way to be enthralled by motorcycle stunts performed by the Ghost Riderz. There was also a stunt clinic where prospects were taught the dos and donts of stunting and tips on how to prep your bike for stunting. There was also a Pulsar 220 clamped on a rig on which you could hone your burnout skills. 

If that wasn't enough, Indie Rock band, Indian Ocean performed amidst a roaring crowd as the evening descended.

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

The racing section had two separate tracks for the Pune and Mumbai racers and also a new interesting addition in the form of a drag strip. The long Aamby valley airstrip provided the perfect backdrop to conduct a drag race here. The drag race event is not a part of the series but was exclusive to just this round. The event saw two categories -  one for the Pulsar NS 200, RS 200 and AS 200 and one for the Pulsar 220. The winner from both categories was decided by the fastest times covered and were awarded exclusive Pulsar goodies. It was heartening to see the manufacturer provide full leather riding suits, riding boots and riding gloves to the riders participating in the drag race. It meant that you just needed to get your helmet and bike along and on registration, get to ride with proper safety gear.

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

The main event saw a lot of action and spills as six riders each were set loose on the racetrack for a four lap race. The heat was on as the six riders scrambled for pole position on the tight circuit. The knockout-type racing series eventually saw Akash Vatmare from Pune being crowned the winner followed by Aejaz Patel and Vinay Channboyawelu.

The Mumbai round saw Mohammed Khurshid Khan clinching top honours followed by Indrajeet Chauhan and Ali Razak Khedan.

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

The next round will be held in Coimbatore on April 9. It will also see the final round happening around the same time at the Kari Motor Speedway. While most of the rounds are over, those in Coimbatore willing to participate can head to the Bajaj Pulsar website to register.

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

Results-

Pune Round of Bajaj FOS winners-

1st- Akash Vatmare

2nd- Aejaz Patel

3rd- Vinay Channboyawelu

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

Mumbai Round of Bajaj FOS winners-

1st- Mohammed Khurshid Khan

2nd- Indrajeet Chauhan

3rd- Ali Razak Khedan

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

Drag race overall winner

Pulsar 220 class-

Biswajeet Dey- 

350 metres time – 9 seconds

 

 

Round Five of Bajaj Pulsar Festival Of Speed Concludes On A High Note

 

 

 

Pulsar RS 200, NS 200 & AS 200 class-

Praful Dalvi- 

350 metres time – 8.20 seconds