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Anirban Lahiri climbs to career-high 34 in world rankings post his Indian Open win

Anirban Lahiri climbs to career-high 34 in world rankings post his Indian Open win

Anirban Lahiri has moved up five places from 39 to 34 in the Official World Golf Rankings released on Monday. Anirban, achieved his career-high ranking of 34 after bagging the Indian Open title, an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, at the Delhi Golf Club on Sunday...

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Anil Kumble and Betty Wilson to be inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

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Kolkata Derby: Origins and History

New Delhi: The maiden Derby clash took place on 28th May, 1925 at the CFC ground (Mohun Bagan Ground) where East Bengal defeated Mohun Bagan 1-0 in the Calcutta Football League. The winning goal was scored by Nepal Chakravarty. The exchanges in the match were dominated by Mohun Bagan but...

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Leander Paes: Let’s salute India’s real sporting hero

Leander Paes: Let’s salute India’s real sporting hero

The journey from boy to man is often defined by courage and Leander Paes is a living example. He captured the imagination of sporting public when he won the 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and rose to no. 1 in the junior world rankings. Thereafter, it has been a relentless drive...

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Sunil Chhetri Voted 2014 AIFF Player Of The Year

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Mumbai: Indian National Team Captain Sunil Chhetri has been declared the ‘AIFF 2014 Player of the Year.’ Chhetri was chosen the winner on basis of votes from Coaches from I-League Clubs. Chhetri, who had also won the Award in 2013 will be presented a prize of Rs. 2 lakh besides...

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  1. WC 2015 Live Score
  2. World Cup Points Table
Pool A Points / Matches NRR Pool B Points / Matches NRR
New Zealand 8 / 4 +3.59 India 6 / 3 +2.63
Sri Lanka 6 / 4 +0.13 South Africa 4 / 3 +1.26
Bangladesh 3 / 3 +0.13 Ireland 4 / 2 +0.34
Australia 3 / 3 -0.30 West Indies 4 / 4 -0.31
Afghanistan 2 / 3 -0.76 Zimbabwe 2 / 4 -0.72
England 2 / 4 -1.20 Pakistan 2 / 3 -1.37
Scotland 0 / 3 -1.74 UAE 0 / 3 -1.33

Sailesh tops practice session at British GTNurburgring (Germany): Indian driver Sailesh Bolisetti, driving a Lotus Evora, enjoyed a competitive start to his second ever British GT outing here Thursday as he finished third in the time-sheets in first practice before topping the chart in the second practice session.

The Lotus Sport UK team also celebrated debut of the stunning black and gold livery - a part of the Lotus heritage for decades as seen on the Lotus Renault F1 cars driven by Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.

 

However, it wasn't a mere change of livery, but also the chassis that replaced the one that Bolisetti and team-mate Phil Glew had taken to two second place finishes in the first round at Oulton Park, England, last month where the Vizag lad made his debut.

As a result, much of the first free practice session was spent in setting up a baseline for the new car, instead of chasing lap times. The brakes and suspension were adjusted several times to get the best out of the car in terms of setup and control.

"The brakes and suspension seemed different from the car I had used in the first round, so it took some time getting comfortable," said Bolisetti.

In addition to a new car, Bolisetti also had to cope with an all new circuit as the GP track has been extensively modified with different corner sequences for the British GT weekend.

"I thought I had known the track, playing games and so on but the layout turned out to be something else entirely. Bits of it I could recall, but the flow of each corner into another was way off what I remembered. So a couple of laps later, I just forgot about it and drove it like it was a brand-new circuit," he added.

With additional entries from Mazda and BMW - a home race for the latter - the competition in the GT4 category is extremely fierce and closely fought with the top three cars covered in just eight-tenths of a second.

"I knew this was going to be one of the toughest weekends of the season, given that we haven't done any testing. But it has exceeded my expectations for now and we are looking forward to qualifying," said Bolisetti.

Lotus Sport UK team manager Gary Ayles added: "Going over the practice data, I think we have the quickest driver pairing overall. So we should be fighting right at the front. It has been a smooth weekend till now so I'm hoping for the same comes qualifying and races." (IANS)

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