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Motorsports: Two podiums for Dilip Rogger in Losail Asian

Posted on May 11 2014 | IANS

Doha, May 11 : Indian rider Dilip Rogger made a successful comeback to international racing after getting a double podium finish in the final round of the Losail Asian Super Series Championship in the 600cc category here Sunday.

Rogger finished third in Race 1 while he went one better and finished in second place in Race 2 in his first ever night race at the Losail International Circuit.

With his limited running on the track, Rogger gradually got faster as the race weekend went on and had a good start in Race 1. While he could not match the pace of the leaders, he went on to finish in third place.

In Race 2, he benefitted from a crash between two of the riders ahead of him to move up to second place and stay there till the finish.

Rogger, who is supported by was satisfied with his race return, and said: "It felt great to be racing again wheel-to-wheel. This whole weekend was about learning the track and improving over the weekend.

"I am really happy to get podiums in both races of our 600cc category. I would like thank PYRRA, FMSCI and the QMMF for giving me this opportunity to race again. I am looking forward to doing more races this year."

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