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Conor Daly Wins Final Race and Takes MRF Challenge  Championship in India

Conor Daly Wins Final Race and Takes MRF Challenge Championship in India

10.02.2013: American Conor Daly added another race win and another championship to his career stats today



American Conor Daly added another race win and another championship to his career stats today in India when he won the final round of the MRF Challenge and took the overall championship. The final four races of the Indian winter season were held over a single weekend at the Madras Motorsports Circuit in Chennai, India.
 

"This feels good. Whenever we can jam to the American National Anthem on the podium it's a good day. I've loved every minute of racing in India and can't thank MRF and everyone on this team enough for putting up with me and my crazy travel schedules," said Daly.
    
 
The championship fight on this final weekend came down to just two drivers, Daly and England's, Jordan King. King led the championship for most of the season and took a slim five point lead into the start of the final weekend. In the end it came down to a straight on track fight between the two.


Both Daly and King won on Saturday to set up the final championship showdown on Sunday. Daly knew he had to win the final race with King finishing no higher than third place. Daly ran a faultless race, taking the lead from Belgian, Sam Dejonghe on lap six and eventually winning by 1.3 seconds.


King ran as high as third initially before dropping back and finishing seventh. "Arun and everyone at Ravilla have become friends of mine during the championship run and I want them to enjoy the celebrations because they have supported me so well," said Daly.
 

Daly has quickly become one of the best known race car drivers in India with their national newspapers and television carrying full reports of his success in the Indian series.
 

Daly now travels to England to finalize his plans for his European program which he hopes to be able to announce within the next two weeks.
 

Daly, the 2010 American Formula Star Mazda Champion, is sponsored by: VBrick Systems, Inc., Delavaco Capital Inc., Callcap, Merchant Services LTD, The College Network, PACE Electronics and  Tom Lange Company with additional support from; St. Vincent Sports Performance, Alpinestars and Aspin Group.

 
A Dash of Daly


*Won MRF Challenge 2012 Championship, India with four wins
* Scored 1st GP3 win in Barcelona, Spain, Race 2
* Participated in two F1 data aero mapping tests with Sahara Force India
* 2011 GP3 Series - Carlin Racing
* Indy Lights - Sam Schmidt Motorsports
* Led Indy Light championship after three rounds after winning at Long Beach,
   CA before heading to Europe
* 2010 Formula Star Mazda Champion
* Record setting year - 9 Poles, 11 Podiums, 7 Wins, most laps led and largest
   points winning margin in history of series
* 2009 Formula Star Mazda - Finished 3rd in Championship - 1 Win, 1 Pole
* 2008 Won Walter Hayes Trophy (FF1600), Silverstone, England
   - First American and youngest ever winner at that time
   - Part of Team USA Scholarship
* 2008 Won Skip Barber National Championship - 5 Wins
* 2008 Won Canadian Formula Ford 1600 Rookie of the Year
  - 5 consecutive wins
* 2006 Three time World Karting Association Champion
* 2005 Kart Racers of America Junior Driver of the Year
 


-motorvation also photo

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10.02.2013 / MaP

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