Mumbai, July 28 -- Chennai's Amith Kutti launched his campaign in the fourth edition of the Mumbai Falcons Indian eRacing Championship, in association with Volkswagen Motorsport, in style, winning both the Pro races here on Monday.

The defending champion warded off Season 2 winner Sai Prithvi's challenge to take a commanding lead after Round 1. Bangalore's Ujjwal Belwariar won the Junior race, edging past Sayee Saran who had taken pole position.

Reigning champion Amith Kutti and Sai Prithvi were engaged in a keen battle for pole on the Spa Francorchamps Circuit, with the former finishing ahead in 2:13.718. Prithvi was a close 0.13 seconds behind while Niranjan Kumar was third.

The latest season of the Indian eRacing Championship (earlier...